A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the upper South Island.
A big crowd turned out to watch more than 80 floats and a white-bearded man dressed in a red suit travel down George St for the annual Santa Parade.
A freelance photographer says McLaren staff offered him thousands of dollars to not sell photos of a $20 million McLaren F1 sports car which crashed near Queenstown.
It's been a successful first year for the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, with audience numbers exceeding expectations.
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car outside Palmers Garden Centre in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.
A downpour drenched thousands of mourners in Brazil as they grieved over 50 caskets of the Chapecoense football team, which was all but wiped out in an air crash in Colombia.
Chelsea has publicly apologised to former striker Gary Johnson for sexual abuse he suffered as a young football player, admitting it was wrong to insist on a confidentiality clause when paying him compensation.
Relatives of some passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in 2014 are hoping to persuade governments to expand the search area along the east African coast.
A fire at a dance party in a loft building in California has killed at least nine people and left 25 missing, authorities say.
New warnings by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki include the perils of Harry Potter and that the hit children's character lures young people into the "demonic world."
Mt Roskill has overwhelmingly voted for Labour's Michael Wood to become its next MP, a result Labour leader Andrew Little said was a "bloody nose" for the Government.
More than 80 floats, 150 children and a white-bearded man dressed in a red suit will descend on Dunedin's George St for the Santa Parade today.
Sledgehammers will swing at the SPCA Otago centre in Opoho in February as the rebuild project is set to begin.
Visitors to Dunedin Botanic Garden will have a new vantage point for enjoying the view and feeding the ducks following the installation of a wooden pier.
Saddleview Pony Club celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. The group is based at the Dunedin Riding for the Disabled grounds in Fairfield.
Presbyterian Support Otago will have an office in South Dunedin from January next year, an organisation spokeswoman says.
South Dunedin will ring out with music this February when the inaugural South Dunedin Buskers Festival gets under way.
As the Government considers a national tsunami text alert system, a Dunedin developer says the answer is already here.
While you tick items off your Christmas shopping list, spare a thought for those who ensure your Christmas gifts reach the correct letterbox.
New University of Otago research shows bacteria once dismissed as "simple" and "boring" can actually boost their defences to viral threats by "talking" to each other.