The daughter of an 87-year-old dementia sufferer says charities have been hounding her mother for donations after discovering the pensioner had forked out hundreds of dollars.
A large slip has blocked State Highway 3 in North Taranaki and a tree has fallen on an Auckland home as wild weather continues to batter the country.
China is bracing for its second typhoon in a week after government raised their alert to "orange" for Typhoon Malakas, just as southeastern provinces continue to clean up after an earlier, stronger storm.
Russia and Syrian rebels have cast doubt over the prospects for an increasingly shaky five-day-old ceasefire.
A small bomb exploded in a New Jersey beach town along the route of a planned road race.
No arrests were made after police were called to a drunken student party at the Dunedin Botanic Garden yesterday.
More than a quarter of Kiwi drinkers aged 15 to 17 say they downed eight or more drinks the last time they touched alcohol.
Some of the most fierce debates during this election period have happened behind the scenes, away from the public gaze, in the secret world of the Otago Daily Times’ candidate profiles.
Two Otago Girls' High School pupils are busy researching candidates after being inspired to vote in Dunedin's local elections.
In an "unprecedented" move, nurses from Timaru were drafted in to work at Dunedin Hospital for two days this week because of pressure on the hospital.
A more-than-30-minute wait halfway around the Waverley bus route is frustrating passengers, bus advocates say.
Providing a space for Kaikorai residents to gather is the goal of Kaikorai Presbyterian Church parishioners, who are developing their hall into a hub.
Some at-risk teenagers have told a focus group they avoid Dunedin’s student quarter because of fears of violence.
Chess mates Harrison Tonkin, Oliver Hobbs, Jake Owen and Samuel Kelly may be considered the dark horses as they head into the final of the New Zealand Interschools Team Championship next week.
In November, five University of Otago students will travel to Southeast Asia as volunteers for Project Starfish, developed by Dunedin Rotarian David Black to help vulnerable children in...
The captain of a team of three Dunedin chefs says he hasn’t stopped smiling since finding out the trio won the "Battle of the Pacific" culinary competition at Australia’s premier food trade...
At least two people are understood to have been stabbed in the small South Canterbury town of Temuka this evening.
The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, says the air pistol brandished at police by a black, 13-year-old boy when shot dead by a white officer this week was nearly indistinguishable from a real one.
Two police officers and four civilians have been wounded during a shooting spree in Philadelphia where the suspect was later killed by responding officers.
South African cleric and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was readmitted to hospital on Saturday to treat an infection following a surgery last week, his family said.