Despite major achievements arising from the past use of vaccines, including the eradication of smallpox, there is no room for complacency over the continuing need to vaccinate.
Grant’s Braes School pupil Nonika Iida (9) shows off her lantern during the school’s "Festival of Light" lantern show at the Kensington Army Hall, in Dunedin, on Thursday night.
The blame for "disappointing" attendance figures for the New Zealand International Film Festival screenings in Dunedin this month has been put on bad weather and the Olympics.
Gripes over Dunedin Hospital, Southern DHB commissioner Kathy Grant said yesterday at a ceremony marking its 150th anniversary on the current site.
Dunedin resident Ben Henry was yesterday delighted and "overwhelmed" after being named Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year.
Dunedin's literary credentials have taken a step up, with the simple task of paying for parking in the city now a poetic event.
With the exception of the incumbent, Dave Cull, Dunedin mayoral candidates view the Dunedin Hospital rebuild and the health service as an election issue.
An army bomb disposal team was deployed to an area in Birmingham, central England, after police arrested five men on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.
A French court has suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister says the debate is not over.
Delta has hailed the sale of a controversial Christchurch subdivision as a breakthrough in its efforts to recover $13.4 million in bad debt.
Christchurch police have concerns for the safety of 80-year-old Vernon Robertson, who has been reported missing.
Long story short.......... Has anyone ever seen advertised fruit and vegetable week? As opposed to wine and beer week? Bring on the broccoli!Sad situation in reality as healthy living is now...
The NZ Land Wars are a significant part of our heritage yet as a nation we do not commemorate them. The Government is hinting that there may be a day set aside to remember the wars yet they are not...
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in the long-running battle by psychiatric patients to overturn the smoking ban at state-owned health facilities.
A Lower Hutt man who burnt his partner's flat where it was left "uninhabitable" has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
Changes have been introduced to support female inmates at risk of family violence when they leave prison, the Department of Corrections says.
Hundreds of people attending a Hindu festival in India have defied India's Supreme Court order limiting the height of human pyramids due to safety concerns.
A laptop, clothing and a calculator was stolen from a car parked near Logan Park in Dunedin overnight.
Three people have killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Canada and a man has been taken into custody, police say.
Electronic baby dolls don't work to cut teen pregnancy rates - they increase them, Australian researchers say.