New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said.
Sophie McKague (7), of Dunedin, looks around the sailing research vessel SSV Robert C Seamans in Dunedin yesterday morning.
A 13-month-old chimp named Fumo carries a 'Christmas present' of food treats in wrapping paper under his arm during a Christmas-themed feeding time at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo.
Retiring Elmgrove School principal Jenny McDonald was officially farewelled at a school assembly last Friday.
The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum education servicehas subcontracted experienced educator Jenny Neilson to provide guided tours at the Dunedin Amenities Society's Craigieburn historic site.
Mosgiel's Chatsford retirement village has been named the most beautiful retirement village or rest-home in Dunedin City in the latest Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards.
A group of Year 7 Taieri College pupils has created some Christmas cheer for disadvantaged children.
Taieri residents again have the chance to help make Christmas special for less fortunate children.
Mosgiel Scout Group is celebrating the achievements of three of its members, whose commitment, service and bravery have earned them top awards.
The alleged $30 million gaming machine fraud is understood to include a person who received substantial ''finder's fees''.
Green Island residents and visitors from elsewhere in Dunedin were out in force during the township's annual market day last weekend.
A comprehensive cookbook containing family favourites is on sale to raise money for Montessori at Mosgiel.
The fifth annual Mosgiel Christmas lunch will be held at the Mosgiel RSA on Christmas day.
Neighbours of an empty Mosgiel section are delighted an apartment block not a McDonald's restaurant is proposed for Hartstonge St.
Cardrona Vintage Fair, Cardrona Hotel, Sunday, December 7, 2014. PHOTOS BY: Lucy Ibbotson.
Christmas at the Races, Oamaru Racecourse, Saturday, December 6, 2014. PHOTOS BY: Rebecca Ryan.
Junior tournament week provided an excellent opportunity for sports enthusiasts, or those with aspirations of being such, to try something different.
Arrowtown Long Lunch, Buckingham St, Arrowtown, Friday, December 5, 2014. PHOTOS BY: Tracey Roxburgh.
Christmas in the Park, Mad Hatter's Tea Party theme, King George Park, Roxburgh, Saturday, December 6, 2014. PHOTOS BY: Lynda Van Kempen.
From around the world they poured in, exhibiting styles from minimalist to heavily embellished and all stations in between on the continuum, from old fashioned to modernist.