A bungled DCC cost estimate to complete safety improvements and a cycle/walkway on the peninsula has left the project more than $13 million short.
The Budget announcement of an extra $224 million to be spent in mental health services was "welcomed" in Dunedin yesterday.
Crucial infrastructure spending of $4 billion announced in yesterday’s Budget was welcomed, but policies and spending on New Zealand’s housing issue remains a sticking point for the Government.
The Maori Party, which aims to retake the Maori seats it does not hold from Labour, could yesterday point to $122million in Budget 2017 to spend in an election year.
Firefighters spray water down the chimney of Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel after a chimney fire left the building smoke-logged yesterday afternoon.
Changes in tax thresholds and Working for Families entitlements were well signalled, but there were some surprises in Budget 2017 announced yesterday by Finance Minister Steven Joyce.
A Dunedin resident got a shock yesterday morning when a power pole fell on to his property after a ute crashed into it.
Steps are being taken to help overcome the "plight of the Concords".
Any increase in the cost of electricity to help pay for Aurora Energy’s infrastructure spending will be hard on the elderly, Grey Power Otago president Jo Millar says.
An extra $11 in accommodation benefits for struggling Dunedin students will not stop some going hungry, Otago University Students Association president Hugh Baird says.
National has done its best to buy Labour out of the September 23 election by delivering a Budget which has something for nearly everyone.
British police have reportedly stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the US, due to fears that leaks in the US media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large.
Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party is to unveil its policy pledges, restarting an election campaign suspended after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more at a concert in Manchester.
Budget 2017: Police were at a "breaking point'' and would have been in a "real crisis'' had the Government not announced its half-billion dollar package for more boots on the ground.
Dozens of Australian indigenous leaders have walked out of a national meeting in protest against a plan to accept constitutional recognition, indigenous leader Geoff Clark says.
A woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital with moderate injuries today after the car she was in rolled into a ditch.
Twenty properties around the country are now infected with myrtle rust.
Rocket Lab has made history by successfully launching its Electron and propelling New Zealand a step closer to the multi-billion dollar space industry.
Tax reductions will only benefit low income earners by a $1 or less a year, Labour leader Andrew Little says - slamming the "one dollar bill Budget".
ODT's political and business editor Dene Mackenzie gives his verdict on today's Budget.