Police have named the man whose body was recovered from Lake Wanaka on Saturday.
Thirty dangerous rural roads around the country will get rumble strips, safety barriers and more safety signs as the Government steps in to contain a road toll that is the highest since 2010.
A raging California wildfire became the state's third-largest on record, and more people are being evacuated as harsh winds fuel the deadly blaze.
Police are looking for a person who drove off after crashing into an Albany St bus shelter in Dunedin this morning.
Two people are being flown to hospital after their car ran off a cliff just south of Whangamata in the Coromandel.
Emergency hardship grants are at record levels because basic welfare provisions have been “methodically” squeezed, the Child Poverty Action Group says.
US President Donald Trump has defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class.
Make the most of the sunny, warm weather - a cold front is set to bring heavy rain for Dunedin, North Otago and Fiordland and cooler temperatures today.
Renee Gunbie lost her hand in a P-fuelled attack by Antonie Dixon. Nearly 15 years later, she's been sent to prison on serious methamphetamine convictions.
Australia's conservative coalition government regained its razor-thin parliamentary majority, a much-needed relief for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose leadership has been increasingly unpopular.
A lucky punter who bought a Lotto ticket in Timaru is now $7.5 million richer.
While many are preparing to finish up for the year and begin holidays, Dunedin's social service agencies are just getting started.
Wildlife Hospital Dunedin trustees are thrilled with the substantial support of funding agencies and the community, a month before the hospital's planned opening date.
Stay safe on the water in Dunedin this summer, Otago Regional Council harbourmaster Steve Rushbrook says.
The East Taieri Church is home to a life-saving defibrillator thanks to someone's generosity.
Dunedin police are encouraging women to overcome any self-doubt or fears they may be facing and give police training a go.
A tenant of a state house in Dunedin is asking the Government to communicate clearly after it finalises its more lenient pet policy allowing pet dogs.
An army of cooks, food-handlers, servers and hosts are gearing up to bring a family-style Christmas to Dunedin - on a grand scale.
An advisory panel has been established to steer the proposed Taieri Aquatic Centre project in Mosgiel to completion.
You know Christmas is coming when you drive down Flower St.