Children will be able to get a free flu vaccine from Friday in a move to reduce hospital admissions, and more New Zealanders will now be eligible for a second Covid-19 booster dose.
Political party donations and overseas voting rules will change ahead of next year's general election, Justice Minister Kiri Allan has announced.
There are 434 new community cases of Covid-19 to report in the South today and 11 deaths nationally.
Up to 1000 car enthusiasts flooded Dunedin to do burnouts and engage in illegal street racing at the weekend, culminating in a serious crash in Herbert, police say.
A Dunedin man refused to leave after being caught eating an early-morning meal in a stranger's home, police say.
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The victim of Saturday's stabbing in Sockburn has been named and the accused ordered to undergo a mental health assessment.
South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London.
A newborn's death could have been prevented if a sleep pod was delivered 24 hours earlier, a Coroner has found.
Requests for medical certificates are adding to the pressure on already-stretched general practices, the College of GPs warns.
Residents in a Christchurch suburb are considering moving houses after a woman was killed in a random stabbing at the weekend.
One of Logan Park High School’s longest serving and most loved teachers has said "au revoir" after 46 years.
A $38 million price tag tied to the dream of redeveloping the former Sammy’s entertainment venue in Dunedin is a red herring, a city property developer says.
The Covid-19 death toll reached 100 in the Southern region at the weekend, doubling the milestone of 50 deaths reached in the South only last month.
A woman making her way home from work on Saturday afternoon in Christchurch was stabbed to death in what police called a horrific, traumatic and random attack.
The Josephine Foyer at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum was filled with folk dancers yesterday as about 50 people took part in the first free monthly community dance lesson with University of Otago...
A member of Volunteer South takes a video of blue penguins making their way up the beach last night during a guided tour of Blue Penguins Pukekura by its operations manager Lyndon Perriman.
Participants in the 36th Leith Harbour Free 5km and 10km runs set off from Portsmouth Dr as the sun peeks up over Signal Hill yesterday morning.
Te Kaika’s outdoor vaccination and testing clinic is now closed in Victoria Rd, where more than 50,000 Covid vaccine doses have been delivered since the site opened last year.