Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin has been elected to the board of the national museums professional body, Museums Aotearoa, for a two-year term.
Gigatown was a hot issue at yesterday's long-term plan hearings, but concerns had already been raised. Vaughan Elder reports.
The University of Otago almost scooped the pool in this year's Health Research Council national funding round.
Federal investigators say preliminary data shows an Amtrak train in Philadelphia was travelling at more than 100 miles per hour, or roughly twice the speed limit, when it derailed, killing seven people and injured more than 200.
St Clair School pupils (from left) Chelsea Smith, Mia Jenkins and Lulu Dodds (all 5) dream of life as a princess, as they watch Bayfield High School pupils (from left) Erica Paterson (Cinderella), Anton Dunford (Prince Charming) and Jade Fielding (Stepsister) (all 17) in a matinee performance of Cinderella yesterday.
Less than two hours before he was due to speak to 900 people about the aurora australis, Otago Museum director Ian Griffin was on Twitter.
A meat works company has been order to pay its workers for unpaid tea breaks and overtime.
An illegal immigrant who paid a New Zealand couple $8000 for their identities to get false passports -- copies of which ended up in the hands of a master forger linked to a terror plot -- has been deported.
Construction is due to resume at the weekend on the giant Waterview motorway interchange project after the discovery of faulty concrete forced it to a halt a fortnight ago.
A Waikato farmer suffered a suspected spinal injury when he was struck by falling hay bales while working in his barn.
A bearded Christchurch student who claims he was sent home in breach of his school's facial hair policy remains away from the classroom as the row continues.
A relic from a ship that helped save 174 people from New Zealand's most famous maritime disaster is set to go under the hammer in Auckland.
A fresh inquiry into our electronic surveillance service is being launched with the intelligence watchdog trying to find out if it actually makes good decisions about who to spy on -- and how it stays politically neutral.
A hotline set up after a giant stash of stolen goods was uncovered has helped return stolen motorbikes and kitchen appliances to burglary victims.
A "freak gust of wind" has ripped the roof off a Northland house and sent it hurtling into a neighbouring property.
The man found dead on Mission Bay beach in Auckland yesterday morning was Manjeet Singh.
The man who helped load a corpse back into the hearse it fell out of at a busy Auckland intersection has had trouble sleeping since the spooky ordeal.
Former Maori Party co-leader Dame Tariana Turia has been appointed to the Families Commission board.
The private prosecution against John Key over his ponytail-pulling foundered today after a judge ruled there was no evidence to get an assault charge into court.
A monster from the deep has washed up on a beach in Kaikoura.