A fresh bid to solve one of the country's most enduring murder mysteries will be launched tomorrow.
Dunedin's oldest church that is still used as a church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary at the weekend.
Audit New Zealand has strong recommendations for the SDHB, Dunedin writer and former ODT health reporter Elspeth McLean documents them.
A call for reticulated water for the far end of the Otago Peninsula has emerged in the wake of two house fires in the area in the last few months.
When Fatima McKague and her husband moved to New Zealand three years ago from Canada, one thing struck her - the coldness of her housing.
A 17-year-old man has been arrested for burglary and wilful damage of a Northland tavern.
The Southern District Health Board's lack of up-to-date disaster recovery plans for its computer systems is exposing it to significant risk, Audit New Zealand says.
A funeral was due to be held for the baby girl that died in Hawera in unexplained circumstances on Tuesday. Janice Anne Shona Te Aroha Revell was 7-weeks-old when she died at a home in the south Taranaki town. A post-mortem examination carried out at Palmerston North Hospital was "inconclusive", police said.
A blasting operation on Townleys Rd in Kaikorai Valley in Dunedin caused several loud explosions today.
A 63-year-old Dunedin man swam for 45 minutes against the wind and tide after being tipped from his kayak in Otago Harbour yesterday.
Firefighters have been kept busy with blazes around the country, and warn it could take weeks to completely extinguish a massive forest fire in Marlborough.
After spending eight months as a captive of terrorists in Iraq, one of New Zealand's newest citizens says being able to call himself a Kiwi feels like a "dream".
A tough new policy cracking down on beneficiaries with unresolved arrest warrants has resulted in the issuing of thousands of alerts, with more than 100 in the South.
About nine people each day receive head injuries from falls in their home, according to ACC claim data.
Jordan said it carried out a second straight day of air strikes on Islamic State militants to avenge the death of a captive Jordanian pilot burnt to death by the group this week.
The crew of a twin-propellor TransAsia plane which crashed into a river in Taipei killing 35 people had lost power in one engine but shut down and restarted the other, investigators said.
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Friday clears the way for physician-assisted suicide and puts the country in the company of a handful of Western nations and U.S. states that allow assisted suicide or euthanasia for some people who are terminally ill or have intolerable suffering :
A thriving slice of Silicon Valley in Dunedin is set to get a boost by the city's Gigatown victory.
Put to one side reform of the RMA.
People tend to view the Treaty of Waitangi as a legal document, but its original intent was political control and colonisation, senior lecturer Dr Lachy Paterson said in a talk in Dunedin yesterday.