Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases.
US lawmakers have called for a deeper inquiry into White House ties to Russia after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned.
Regional climate variability caused an unusual period in which some of New Zealand's glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking, a new study shows.
A man has been arrested in connection to the attempted abduction of a woman in Eden Terrace.
The helicopter pilot who died helping fight the Port Hills fire near Christchurch yesterday was an ex-SAS serviceman injured in battle.
Residents may be feeling the chill this morning as much of the South wakes to low single-digit temperatures.
A state of emergency has been declared in Christchurch and Selwyn as fires in the area continued to rage, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents and destroying homes.
The US government strongly believes that North Korean agents murdered the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia.
Plans for a large industrial warehouse and office development have been revealed for the former Carisbrook site.
Three health providers forced to leave Hanover St because of a supermarket expansion have disclosed their new site.
Dunedin North Intermediate principal Heidi Hayward says she is not confident the Government’s new Ministry for Vulnerable Children will improve the support network for at-risk children in Otago.
A Chinese camper van driver will appear in court next week accused of causing a severe brain injury to a Canadian tourist.
As parts of Otago finally experience sunny days in the last month of summer, Central Otago reporter JonoEdwards asks atmospheric scientist Ben Liley about those pesky UV (ultraviolet) rays.
The Dunedin City Council is breathing a sigh of relief after the city’s stormwater system coped quickly with Monday’s torrential downpour.
Police are searching for witnesses to two assaults linked to the same offender in central Dunedin early on Saturday.
An investigation into allegations of child abuse at Dunedin’s Sara Cohen School has found there is indeed abuse at the school, and the school does not appear to be dealing with the cause of the...
Protesters asked a University of Otago professor to "have a heart" in Dunedin yesterday and stop building a facility for animal-based research.
A runaway cabin which crashed into a Mosgiel salon had no warrant of fitness, police say.
Flowers, chocolate, shock and surprise were delivered across Dunedin yesterday. Photographer Gregor Richardson joined Mike’s Couriers owner Mike Williamson as he made deliveries across the city.
Otago regional councillors have agreed that "targeted consultation" will take place with Dunedin people in the Canongate, Russell St and Arthur St area over recent changes to the bus service.