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A mentally ill woman who harmed a stranger was let down by the Southern District Health Board, the Mental Health Commissioner says.
A renewed attempt to re-enter the Pike River mine will happen tomorrow - but only the families of the 29 men who died will be allowed in.
Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!"
US President Donald Trump has issued a new threat to Tehran, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran.
A man allegedly stabbed a sea-lion pup to death with a bayonet then claimed the police officer investigating him was having an affair.
Huawei has been dealt a massive blow after Google cut it off from crucial parts of the Android operating system.
Dunedin police are appealing for information after a man was seen performing a lewd act at a sports field in the city yesterday.
As another case of unethical puppy farming has come to light, a petition with 11,000 signatures is supporting an animal welfare organisation demanding better dog breeding and sale legislation.
The Government will spend $7.7 million on upgrading and enhancing the SuperGold card after years of the scheme being "neglected".
A man who has admitted his role in an armed hold-up of BP service station in Rotorua told the staff he and another man robbing the station were not robbing them but instead robbing the Government.
An international study into asthma treatment is a "game changer" for hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who live with the breathing conditions, a University of Otago researcher says.
An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt.
Another KiwiBuild development backed by taxpayer money is failing to generate buyer demand - prompting more calls for Labour's flagship programme to be dumped.
About 30 members and supporters of Oil Free Otago assembled on St Clair Beach on Saturday, as part of the global Hands Across the Sand event.
Dunedin police are appealing for information after a house in the city was apparently fired at several times early yesterday.
A draft report reviewing South Island neurosurgery services will affirm a commitment to offering neurosurgery in Dunedin.
Historical records which date back more than a century covering the history of a small Otago town have been lost by the national auditor.