British PM Theresa May has ordered a review of employment practices, saying she wants to ensure workers' rights were protected under changing business models and a growing trend towards flexible or self-employment.
California's Governor has signed legislation widening the US state's legal definition of rape and mandate prison if the victim was unconscious, following the furor over a university sexual assault case.
The Rosetta spacecraft has ended its historic mission, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing.
A driver has died after his car crashed in the Whangarei district.
It'll be a good weekend to check out the museum or cuddle up with a book as heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast for parts of the country.
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has hinted at an appeal after being ordered to pay Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams almost $1.3m in damages for defaming him.
A Dunedin GP says he is being forced to join a shared medical records system which gives the Southern District Health Board a "blank cheque" to take more patient information.
Many in the Caversham community are delighted the Dunedin City Council has begun looking for ways to fix a "dangerous" intersection.
The SDHB is fighting a proposal to classify Dunedin’s endangered physio pool site as a heritage building, saying it may have to be demolished as part of a hospital redevelopment.
Alcohol is everywhere in Dunedin. It’s on our streets, in our shops and our homes, forming habits that can last a lifetime. But when does a taste for a tipple become a problem? In the second of a...
Queenstown's mayoral candidates have disavowed any knowledge of the "alleged campaign" that led candidate Jim Boult to complain to police.
Mayoral and council candidates talk about the issue of alcohol-related harm in Queenstown, particularly binge drinking on young people and domestic violence on women.
St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool duty supervisor Ian Fitzpatrick watches as a robot pool scrubber puts the finishing touches to the paddling pool in readiness for the opening of the pool on Saturday.
There is precisely one week to go until the last day of voting in Dunedin’s local government elections. David Loughrey looks back on the election period so far and considers what attitude one...
Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has rescheduled performances in Dunedin and Invercargill from this month to next year.
Members of the Bus Users Support Group Otepoti Dunedin have proved walking to work from some parts of Dunedin is quicker than taking a bus.
The violin Alexander Aitken played in the trenches in the Gallipoli Campaign and at the Battle of the Somme is on display at Otago Boys’ High School. Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Gallipoli to the...
REVIEW: Elizabeth Bouman enjoys two shows with a nautical theme.
The ODT asks some questions of arts festival Dunedin performer, Mikelangelo.
Kotomiyo Cowell had fun yesterday as drummers heralded the flowering of cherry blossoms outside the University of Otago clocktower building.