Former Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly finished her four-year leadership of the health board yesterday.
Otago passed its first tsunami preparedness test yesterday with flying colours.
It will be an all-Otago final at the South Island secondary schools ice hockey final today.
Student celebrations involving dressing up and skylarking are nothing new in Dunedin, as a video from the 1950s shows.
One person has died after two cars collided about 1km north of Waipukurau.
Kiwi shoppers are enjoying lower grocery prices as the country experiences a sustained fall in the price of food.
In America it is enshrined in law that you must stand and pay your respects to the American flag when the national anthem is played.
Stunning drone footage has emerged following a University of Otago expedition to measure the status of right whales, which breed mainly off Port Ross, in the Auckland Islands.
Floods have inundated an old people's home in Japan killing nine people, taking the death toll from a typhoon battering northern parts of the country to at least 11.
Brazil's Senate is expected to vote to dismiss President Dilma Rousseff, finalizing a nine-month impeachment process and confirming the country's shift to the right with the end of 13 years of...
Campaigners against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hailing a High Court ruling allowing regional councils to decide whether GMOs can be banned in their areas.
A Lewis Pass motor inn and cafe has been ordered to pay more than $19,000 in penalties and arrears after deliberately failing to pay a migrant worker minimum wage and holiday pay.
Republican U.S. senators John McCain and Marco Rubio won their party's nominations to seek re-election in Arizona and Florida in November, as both of the high profile politicians saw off insurgent...
Gabon is braced for an election result that looks likely to be hotly disputed between bitter rivals President Ali Bongo and his main challenger Jean Ping.
National MP Maurice Williamson has been given a diplomatic posting in Los Angeles but will not leave until next year to avoid the need for a byelection.
Auckland police have shut down a large dealing network of cocaine and methamphetamine today, concluding a three-phase investigation over several months.
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he plans to meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hours before outlining his proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration.
Labour is apparently close to endorsing a tax on sugary drinks. with health spokeswoman Annette King saying there is growing evidence and support for such a measure.
Two washing machines which had been recalled have exploded in Waikato this week.
James Rolleston has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility.