One person has died and six other people have been injured in a crash in the Taranaki town of Inglewood.
A 2-year-old girl has been found dead on tidal flat in the small Bay of Plenty town of Little Waihi.
The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi climbed past 600 after Cyclone Idai struck the southeast of Africa eight days ago.
Without the foresight of Dunedin's Presbyterian forefathers, the aged-care sector in Otago would be in a far worse state than it is today.
A week after the Christchurch terror attack, a 14-year-old Muslim pupil at Kaikorai Valley College has written an open letter to her fellow pupils, thanking them for their love and support.
Dunedin can expect a drop in international student numbers as a result of the Christchurch massacre.
Justin Eade's play, Home Invasion, which is being presented by the Taieri Dramatic Society, is an intriguing play about hopelessness and hope. For once, there's more of the latter than the former.
Here's a neat idea: if you were going to produce a play set in the vanity area outside ladies' loos, you could do a lot worse than stage it in a small space outside ladies' loos.
A former Dunedin artist has been chosen to illustrate the cover of Time magazine's international edition for its special report on the Christchurch mosque attacks.
From horror, good can come. In the hours and days after the horrendous attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, there seemed no escape from the darkness.
The vice-president of the Otago gun club where the Christchurch terror attack accused trained has contacted police to hand in his now-illegal weapon.
Police vetting in Dunedin of the man accused of the Christchurch terror attacks showed "all sorts of failures," a leading firearms lawyer says.
Friday prayers were held as usual at Dunedin's mosque yesterday, but on the street outside about 1000 supporters stood silent.
Contractors work to cut up and remove a large eucalyptus tree in Portobello Rd, near Glenfalloch, on the Otago Peninsula.
The man who filmed himself chipping a piece from Dunedin's waterfront tooth sculpture has walked away without a conviction.
A tourist who caused a head-on crash which left another traveller dead wept as the court heard details of the case.