Emergency services rushed to a house on Otago Peninsula today after a range of medical events was initially reported as a gas leak, police say.
Crews scrambled to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.
Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from Nato countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia's growing military strength.
A new app is set to help truck drivers navigate the alternative Picton to Christchurch road route.
Police opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of eight elderly patients inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma.
Nearly eight decades after the start of World War 2, more than 100,000 records of KIiwis who served in the conflict are being made freely available on the internet.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s campaign has taken her to the region renowned as the birthplace of the Labour Party, where she was given the blessing of the families of those who died in the Pike River Mine explosion.
A person has been treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Dunedin last night.
University of Otago students showed their appreciation for the quality of education they receive from their favourite lecturers, during the OUSA teaching excellence awards in Dunedin.
A Northeast Valley supermarket is leading the way in the eradication of plastic bags thanks to the work of pupils from Dunedin North Intermediate.
Discredited member of Parliament Todd Barclay is leaving New Zealand - before the election.
It's a special duck that can force a small army of burly contractors with hefty earthmoving equipment and a strict project timetable across a major Dunedin stream and keep them there for a month.
Dunedin is set for another massive rise in cruise ship numbers, with the 2018-19 season eclipsing anything seen before.
A police crackdown on Dunedin barbers and hair salons offering complimentary drinks has been labelled an invasion by ''the fun police''.
The Council of Trade Unions and BusinessNZ have entered the election campaign, calling for more detail from both National and Labour about planned employment law changes.
Three Fairfield School pupils are hoping they will be minor celebrities for at least today after they won the Otago Daily Times Extra! Otago year 7 and 8 current events quiz for the first time in...
More of Dunedin's telecommunications cabinets will be transformed into street art this summer.
The Opportunities Party (Top) has launched a last-ditch appeal for votes to try to get one of its candidates elected to Parliament.
Greens leader James Shaw has a hankering to get his hands on the primary industries portfolio in a Labour-led government. He tells political editor Dene Mackenzie why.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce found himself defending National's tax policy yesterday after Twitter erupted with rumours he was planning to increase GST to 17.5% if re-elected.