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.
Police are negotiating with a man in possession of a firearm, in East Auckland.
A 14-year old exchange student struck by a car after getting off the school bus is still fighting for his life a week later.
An untreatable sex super-bug is sparking concern as a strong new strain of gonorrhoea emerges in Auckland.
Two drivers were seriously injured in a crash involving a car, a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a truck this afternoon.
Holiday dinners could be put on hold after of a large number of Christmas hams, salamis and steaks were stolen from a Nelson butcher, police say.
A motorcyclist who crashed on the Southern Motorway yesterday has died in hospital this morning.
A toddler hit by a car in a driveway in South Auckland on Saturday has died.