Prime Minister John Key was on hand at the 2016 Otago Daily Times Class Act awards ceremony at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday.
A major fire in an Auckland shopping arcade is now under control and firefighters are searching the gutted building amid fears people may have been inside.
A small coastal community north of Dunedin is split over whether a public toilet should be installed, as some residents are concerned its presence would attract freedom campers.
Ioannis Antonopoulos sent in this photo of a Leopard Seal on Brighton Beach yesterday.
Paul Casey would like assistance in identifying the people in this photo, which he thinks was taken in Otago at the turn of last century.
A woman is injured after two cars collided in Dunedin.
A family with two young girls were told by Corrections they should play on the other side of their house after a paedophile was moved in next door, Labour's Trevor Mallard says.
A Bill that will allow New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency, the GCSB, to spy on Kiwis when national security is at stake has easily passed its first reading.
An Airforce aircraft has had to make an emergency landing after its engine overheated mid-flight.
A woman wielding a knife and wearing a dark balaclava demanded money from a South Dunedin dairy at 7.20pm tonight.
Pat Brittenden and Dominic George look at the recent decision that Calder Stewart will need to provide more of a green frontage in their development of the Carisbrook Stadium site. The developers...
Pat Brittenden and Dominic George take a look at the election in the US, and wonder why former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani seems to have forgotten 9/11 happened during a Bush Presidency.
Police are seeking witnesses following three suspicious fires which burned down homes in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
After six months, a Hamilton man finally tracked down a lost Lotto ticket in his work desk - nabbing the $333,333 prize.
Broadband data consumption has more than doubled in Otago households in the past 18 months. The increase is driven by surging demand for streaming services such as Netflix, Chorus says. Pat Brittenden and Dominic George discuss the rising demand.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has confirmed a Government-initiated independent inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination.
Britain has launched a strategy aimed at curbing childhood obesity by taxing companies which sell sugar-laced soft drinks.
TVNZ has confirmed one of the industry's worst kept secrets, announcing that Breakfast will now be hosted by Hilary Barry and Jack Tame.
A stand-alone ministry that will replace Child, Youth and Family has been officially named.
Taxpayers have written off more than $6 billion in interest charges on student loans with little benefit to the poorest students, a new report claims.