A young woman found dead in the Waikato River has been described as "beautiful", "sassy" and "stubborn".
Queenstown has been named the top holiday destination in Australasia, including the South Pacific, at the 2016 World Travel Awards.
Two students could have died after they got separated from their outdoor education group in icy conditions on Mt Tongariro yesterday, police say.
A fire at a vineyard near Nelson has closed part of State Highway 60, the Appleby Highway.
A 28-year-old man was taken into police custody yesterday after a search of a bush area in East Otago.
Some City Rise schools have warned pupils and their families about the presence of a child sex offender released into the community recently.
The state of neglect in Aurora’s electricity network has the potential to kill Dunedin residents and leave the city with a power crisis, a former Delta employee says.
The DCC's committee appointments may be in for a change before they have even been approved, after Cr Lee Vandervis refused a role then realised it could have been ''acceptable''.
Otago Polytechnic third-year fashion design students (front to back) Hana Hoskins (23), Eilish Lie-Olesen (21) and Rachel Kelly (20) check their creations yesterday.
Recent developments at the Otago Museum have been "transformational", award-winning Dunedin writer and conservationist Neville Peat said on Wednesday.
In a "stellar" outcome, the University of Otago has topped the country in all but one of the official key indicators measuring the educational performance of university students.
University of Otago department of English lecturer Dr David Large will spend the summer revisiting his childhood hobby.
After moving to Dunedin to retire, Jane Beecroft soon found herself with more on her plate than she first anticipated.
The Southern police district has a new boss.
Seven people from Southland and Otago were among 46 people to receive honours from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at two investiture ceremonies at Government House, in Wellington yesterday.
The offensive to seize back Mosul from Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq's prime minister says.
European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels were considering a draft text on Thursday that would condemn attacks by the Syrian and Russian military on Aleppo and threaten further sanctions on...
Japanese Empress Michiko, who turned 82 on Thursday, said she felt "shocked and pained" when she first saw newspaper headlines about her husband, Emperor Akihito, wanting to abdicate.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon publishes a draft bill for a second independence referendum as she ramps up the pressure on the British government to make sure Scotland's voice is heard in Brexit talks.
Gold Coast man Gable Tostee has been found not guilty of murdering Wellington woman Warriena Wright.