A young mum says she is heartbroken after searches for her partner, missing fisherman Kieran Lynch, were unsuccessful.
A car crashed into a Kakanui cafe on Friday night about 10.45pm causing considerable damage to the building and sending three people to the hospital.
Police have recommended no criminal charges be laid over the Dreamworld ride disaster, but park employees and the theme park's owners still face potential prosecution.
Incoming prime minister Jacinda Ardern says capitalism has been a "blatant failure" in New Zealand when measured by child poverty.
Police have released the name of the woman who was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Burnham Military Camp in Canterbury overnight.
Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in Afghanistan, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.
A 21-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the chest and back at an Auckland house last night.
Today looks to be the pick of the weather for gardening and holidaymaking this Labour Day weekend.
Free tertiary education is coming under a Labour-led Government - and a student association is urging Jacinda Ardern to put an end to border arrests of student loan defaulters.
The team behind the "spiritual home" of an iconic Dunedin craft beer maker has clearly tapped into something special, the bar having been crowned the best in the country.
Senior doctors are ''happy'' to see the proposed public-private partnership for Dunedin Hospital ditched.
Otago is to be the second region in New Zealand to have its nationally significant historical sites recognised by a new joint agency programme, Landmarks Whenua Tohunga.
A bloom of potentially toxic algae at the Tomahawk Lagoon has prompted a warning from the Otago Regional Council for people and dogs to avoid contact with its water.
Gini Letham (front left) and Graeme Loh (front right) set up trap boxes at Sandfly Bay helped by (back from left) Grady Quinn, Franny Cunninghame and Jorge Jimenez, holding Niko Jimenez...
If predicted clouds manage to part tonight, even for a moment, Otago will be treated to a stellar display in the skies.
Dunedin has two new Labour Cabinet ministers and two others in Cabinet with close ties to the city, something which is seen as an advantage by former Cabinet minister Stan Rodger.
More than 18 months after Stephen Findlay bashed his neighbour Sharon Comerford to death, the Seacliff community is still picking up the pieces.
As cigarette smoking continues to become less socially acceptable, the use of vaporisers and e-cigarettes is increasing.
It started with a big blank wall and a question about what to do with it.
During his 50 years in aviation Mainland Air owner Phil Kean’s passengers have ranged from singer Suzanne Prentice to live lobsters on their way to Japan.