Central Otago highlands are almost ready for the arrival of the Highlanders Rugby team, for their pre-season match against the Crusaders on Friday.
A University of Otago field trip to Brighton on Tuesday armed a group of secondary school teachers with techniques for teaching geology in the classroom.
The last place you'd expect to find an orchard is in the backyard of a Dunedin property in the middle of the city's student quarter.
Many parts of NZ are in for an "absolute scorcher" this weekend, a meteorologist says. In the South, temperatures could soar into the 30s.
The day after a Dunedin man committed a violent rape, he professed his love for the victim and begged her not to go to police, a court has heard.
A controversial US dog trainer says he'll still come to New Zealand to run a seminar, despite a petition against allowing him entry.
A Dunedin couple's 1300km bicycle journey to lay a coffin on Parliament's steps has been stopped 20 metres short after an emotional exchange with security guards.
A woman who was almost killed when a giant tree stump dropped onto her truck is stunned that WorkSafe is refusing to investigate.
The Jewish community is on guard after fluorescent yellow swastikas were spray-painted outside Temple Sinai in Wellington, as well as several other inner-city locations.
The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has sought to defend his reputation in a new documentary, but fears he will never speak to his daughter or her husband, Prince Harry, again.
Toyota Motor Corp will recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because of an electronic defect that can result in air bags not deploying in crashes.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to the political fray on Thursday, with expectations she could name September 19 as the election date as soon as then.
Teen activist Greta Thunberg says planting trees isn't enough to address climate change, in an apparent rebuke to a pledge in Davos by US President Donald Trump.
A recently widowed Marlborough dairy farmer says a logging operation that has sprung up on a neighbouring property is likely to destroy her farm.