Dunedin could have more houses squeezed into less space, and fewer free car parks for commuters, under proposed changes to the city's district plan.
Ten jobs have been created from the deadwood of a former Southern Cross Forest Products' site.
Dunedin city councillor Doug Hall is threatening to take on the Dunedin City Council again, this time in a fight for more than $1 million in legal costs.
A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients is in an isolation unit in New York City after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.
Two men have been rescued from Mt Tasman after becoming stranded earlier today.
The Environment Court has overturned a Dunedin City Council consent decision, meaning a developer can go ahead with his subdivision on the lower slopes of Saddle Hill, at East Taieri.
Canada's capital has been jolted by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.
Colin Bouwer, the former Dunedin psychiatrist found guilty of murdering his wife, will be deported back to South Africa following his life sentence, it has been revealed.
The more than 10,000 tickets sold to Arts Festival Dunedin this year put attendance rates ''on a par'' with past festivals with similar calibre artists, festival director Nicholas McBryde says.
The victim of an alleged sexual assault at the hands of a prominent New Zealander whose identity has been suppressed has vowed to keep fighting until "everybody knows who he is and what he's capable of".
A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank, medics and residents said.
Former University of Otago international student Ashwika Kapur is ''just over the moon'' after winning a prestigious award for her film about the kakapo Sirocco.
That she was able to adopt a puppy with a highly contagious and lethal disease from the Dunedin City Council has disgusted the pup's new owner and left her with an expensive vet bill.
The driver of a modified car which crashed near Green Island causing the death of two siblings has been charged with manslaughter.
One person has died after a car and truck collided just north of Auckland, in the first road death of the long Labour weekend.
Final arguments have been put on whether John Wickliffe House in Dunedin should be painted.
Authorities in Washington state are working to piece together why a popular high school student opened fire on classmates sitting at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, some of them apparently cousins, before killing himself.
An elderly woman has been taken to Dunedin Hospital with "life-threatening'' head injuries after being hit by a ute in central Dunedin this afternoon.
Quarantines imposed on travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa are a "little bit draconian," a senior U.S. health official charged, saying they could discourage American health workers from going to the region to help fight the epidemic.
The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas has been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, having been declared free of the virus.