Morale within the Dunedin City Council is taking a hammering as criticism and upheaval fuel a ''culture of fear'', staff say.
Auckland is expected to be officially declared free of the Queensland fruit fly tomorrow.
One person is dead and another critically injured after a stabbing in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert.
The woman mauled by Irish wolfhounds is struggling to sleep, suffering nightmares and flashbacks of the attack.
A New Zealand soldier gunned down in Afghanistan after saving the life of his commanding officer will today be honoured for his deed.
Macedonian police fired tear gas at hundreds of mostly Pakistani migrants who tried to storm into the Balkan country from Greece on Wednesday demanding passage to wealthier northern Europe.
A jury has been selected in the trial of the first of six police officers charged in a black man's death that triggered rioting and fueled a US debate on police brutality and race relations.
Melbourne's Catholic leaders completely failed to deal with pedophile priests as they tried to protect the church, the archdiocese's former second-in-charge admits.
They're supposed to keep a check on schoolyard bullying but many Australian school principals are victims of bullying themselves, according to a survey.
Auckland Airport has issued a congestion alert to passengers for the summer peak as the number of new air services surges and travel booms.
The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused massive flooding across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting auto factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai.
The Salvation Army's ''The Wonder of Christmas'' opened in Dunedin last night - without a Santa.
Life for Shania Fox is somewhere over the rainbow these days - in a place where the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.
The Dunedin City Council is owed more than $500,000 in library fines, despite using debt collection agency Baycorp to pursue tardy borrowers as far as Australia, it has been confirmed.
Every dog, no matter what breed, has the potential to attack, and the responsibility for their behaviour lies firmly with the owner, a Dunedin dog trainer and obedience instructor says.
The statistics do not lie - more people are using Dunedin's cycleways and more are expected to follow in their tyre tracks.
A month-long period of workplace action by Department of Conservation union members over pay has resulted in the department increasing its offer.
A top policewoman and leading local athlete is offering advice to runners following Monday's assault.
More no-passing lanes, rumble strips and ''keep left'' arrows are among measures are on their way in the South, as further funding is provided to try to reduce the incidence crashes by overseas driver licence holders.
Dunedin's economy is on the right track, despite the city missing its latest target for job-creation, deputy mayor Chris Staynes says.