Dunedin's recent and planned cycling projects are being lauded as inspirational and ground-breaking and are in the running for national recognition.
Japan's new trade minister said a political support group spent money at a racy bar, a blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his cabinet suffered two high-profile resignations over separate funding scandals.
In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home.
The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead.
From the tropical reefs of the Galapagos Islands and Cocos Islands to the icy waters of the Antarctic, Michelle Brunton is ticking off several lifelong-dream dives this year.
A search is under way for a particularly imposing and creepy phantom in South Dunedin and it could last for up to four days.
The Dunedin City Council's bill from the State Highway 88 dispute has jumped by almost $89,000, and the council is refusing to rule out adding a settlement with Cr Doug Hall to the bill.
A peek behind the scenes of a Hollywood production shooting in Dunedin revealed just how complex the business of movie-making is.
A Dunedin mother who says some of her mail has gone missing over the past five months is angry at the response from New Zealand Post.
A mural - some might say a visual symphony - by UK street artist Phlegm nears completion in Manse St at the end of the Dunedin Street Art Festival yesterday.
The Mornington Coffee House has been sold after being run for the past 28 years by the same couple. James and Glenda Butler, of Dunedin, decided to sell the Mailer St cafe after Mrs Butler had a...
Nick Beadle, of See Through Windows, cleans the mirror glass frontage of a Wharf St building earlier this week.
An attempt to beat New Zealand Olympians Mahe Drysdale and Emma Twigg in a rowing race yesterday left about a dozen Logan Park High School pupils gasping for air and flapping blistered hands.
A Hawke's Bay music, drama and maths teacher and musician with a classroom career dating back 40 years has been sentenced to three years and four months jail for molesting nine of his female pupils at Havelock North Primary School.
A gun attack targeting the heart of Canada's government has shaken the country's closely guarded image as a sanctuary from the kinds of mass violence that plague the United States.
A "sizeable" scrub fire in Canterbury has been doused by firefighters.
Auckland's much loved Whitcoulls Santa has been saved.
First-time protesters outraged by a $1.9 million investment by the West Coast Regional Council in a 1080 poison plant, today stood shoulder to shoulder with seasoned protesters, as calls mounted for a rates boycott.
Prime Minister John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a parliamentary question about his discussion with attack blogger Cameron Slater about the mother of a car crash victim, Parliament's Speaker David Carter has ruled.