A commuter train in Wellington hit a pole and brought power lines down, causing significant delays for people heading into the city this morning.
Former Dunedin National list MP Katherine Rich has hit back at continuing Green Party conflict of interest claims.
Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital, after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications.
The United Nations peace envoy to Syria is holding talks with the Syrian opposition in Turkey to promote a ceasefire proposal for the northern city of Aleppo.
A woman in her 70s was taken to Dunedin Hospital last night after the car she was driving collided with another car and then hit a house in Corstorphine.
It was a bad day for Qantas.
They danced in skimpy costumes, blew bagpipes for all they were worth, clung tight to swaying floats, and still managed to marshall sufficient Christmas cheer to overcome a bleak, bitterly cold Dunedin summer's day.
About 200 motorcycles packed into central Dunedin on Saturday afternoon during the annual Bikers Rights of New Zealand (Bronz) ''toy run''.
Cash registers are ringing loudly across Otago - with shoppers last week spending at least $3.8 million more than in the corresponding week last year.
Rotorua residents are being urged to take extra care when lighting their barbecues, bonfires or cigarettes during the drier months, following a series of recent scrub fires.
A compromise means the faulty Portobello pontoon is expected to be back in the water by January, but the issue of who pays for repairs remains unanswered.
Four people face court appearances in connection with a long-running fraud investigation.
Dunedin City Council staff will meet Portobello Rd business and landowners today to try to work out a road layout to suit their needs.
The future of a paint party in the heart of Dunedin's student area is in doubt, following the rejection of an application for a liquor licence for the event.
Any cruise passengers with norovirus when Dawn Princess docked in Port Chalmers would not have come into contact with the public, a Princess Cruises spokesman said yesterday.
A taxi driver caught allegedly four times over the new drink-drive limit will appear in court next month.
Good weather and a change of focus helped further strengthen participation in the Otago Peninsula Community Show at Portobello at the weekend.
A group of international research students are turning their eyes on Dunedin after setting sail for southern waters.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have arrived for their first visit to New York City, a whirlwind trip that includes visits to a Harlem child development center and the September 11 Monument and Museum.
A convicted murderer and child abuser who fled to South America while on a prison release will appear in Auckland District Court tomorrow by video link.