Fast-moving fires have forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the US state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.
The Green Party has put the stalled Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary on the table as part of its deal with Labour - a rare leak of details from negotiations to form the next government.
If you’re planning on tucking into potato crisps this weekend, make sure you savour them.
A full SDHB review is to be launched into how a “frail” man was able to leave Wakari Hospital's rehabilitation unit and go missing this week, as the search continues.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, amid allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past 30 years.
It was a lucky night for Lotto players in the South, with winning tickets worth $200,000 each sold in Dunedin, Waimate and Winton.
Queenstown GP Sam Hazledine's amendment to the Hippocratic Oath, sworn by all doctors, has been ratified unanimously by the World Medical Association.
An imaginative new puppet show created by the Dunedin Medieval Society brings new meaning to life in a bookstore.
Facing huge and increasing demand from local schools and children, Dunedin's ChatBus mobile counselling service has launched an urgent fundraising campaign.
The first cruise ship of the season, Golden Princess, visited Dunedin last week, carrying about 2500 passengers - and more than 180,000 others are expected on a further 89 cruise ships scheduled.
The planned Wildlife Hospital Dunedin will provide veterinary nursing students and volunteers with a golden opportunity to boost their knowledge with hands-on, real-life experiences.
Being a groundsman is not just a job for 18-year-old Angus Duffield - it's more of a hobby and he has brought his passions to Dunedin.
After months of painstaking reconstruction, modern science has finally revealed the face of Otago Museum's 2400-year-old Egyptian mummy.
A "spring-clean'' of the Esplanade at St Clair is under way.
Over a year in the making, the The Women's War exhibition has opened at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered...
Thousands of hardy revellers have braved grey and thundery skies for the start of Dunedin's annual Vogel St Party.
The road has now re-opened following a serious crash in which one person was critically injured in North Taieri.
An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney had to make an emergency landing at Adelaide Airport on Saturday morning.
Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.