Get your daily dose of local news with the full The South Today bulletin for Monday, October 14.
Dunedin's four new elected city councillors say they are looking forward to addressing their areas of interest.
Dunedin's new mayor is the youngest ever to take office, replacing outgoing three-term mayor Dave Cull.
Umbrellas, plastic ponchos, and hoodies were the fashion of the day as revellers braved the rain for this year's Vogel Street Party.
The streets and student flats around North Dunedin are looking a lot tidier after a mass clean-up on Sunday.
The National Party has climbed to 47 percent in the latest 1News-Colmar Brunton poll, up 2 percentage points to its highest level of support since coming into Opposition in 2017.
One person is dead and three others were winched to safety after their yacht sank north of Cape Brett near the Bay of Islands today.
Universities and halls of residence could face penalties of up to $100,000 under new laws announced after a student in Christchurch lay dead for at least four weeks without being found.
Maverick politician Shane Jones says his overseas use of a high-powered gun banned in New Zealand was "international research".
Passengers on a Jetstar flight from Dunedin last week were "disgusted" when a family changed their child's soiled pants on one of the aisle seats.
Japan has sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history.
A Pak'nSave billboard in Palmerston North has gone viral on social media after appearing to show an offensive phrase.
The drug-buyer Pharmac will widen access to the intrauterine device Mirena and another similar long-acting IUD system known as Jaydess.
Police are hunting an armed offender after a person was shot and seriously injured in the North Island town of Foxton.
Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno.
The Syrian army will deploy along the length of the border with Turkey in an agreement with the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria to help repel a Turkish offensive.
A supermarket shopper has been left flabbergasted and his visiting Japanese student was left in tears while trying to buying non-alcoholic beer at Countdown.
As Dunedin's freshly elected councils consider what direction to take this fine city, we ask if they have the guts to take on the bold vision outlined by ODT columnist David Loughrey in 2016.