Residents have returned to a recaptured village on the road to Mosul to discover it rigged with explosive devices.
Donald Trump faces a formidable challenge today when he and Hillary Clinton go head to head in the final debate, as the Republican tries to reverse momentum in an election that polls show is tilting away from him.
Cracks have been found in more silos at Fonterra factories after the collapse of a milk silo at the co-operative's Edendale plant in Southland last month.
An inquiry is under way after a woman's body was found near the Waikato River last night.
A first-year University of Otago student has been charged with making an intimate visual recording of another student at his residential college.
Three Dunedin chefs say there's no bitter aftertaste, despite having to haggle with NZ Customs officials for nearly three weeks to release trophies and medals won in Australia recently.
Otago's primary and secondary education sector was surprised yesterday, to learn Education Minister Hekia Parata will not be standing in the 2017 general election.
A Brockville teenager was left cowering in her bedroom for an hour after a group of armed ''clowns'' told her they were going to kill her.
A frightening direct lightning strike at a Mosgiel retirement village yesterday ''caused havoc with the electrics'' and frightened residents and staff.
A colourful large-scale installation based on a Buddhist mantra is being hung at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
A simple device designed by an inventive Dunedin mind has the medical fraternity buzzing.
Dunedin's reputation as a conference destination has been further cemented with another conference added to the growing list.
New University of Otago research highlights the value of walking after meals as an ''important tool'' in managing type 2 diabetes.
The Southern District Health Board has praised a Dunedin City Council planner for recommending the physio pool not be protected under the city's new planning rules.
The Dalmore Reserve came to life yesterday morning with the planting of a new community garden.
The sun and blue skies got the seal of approval from one sun-bathing pup yesterday.
With end-of-year deadlines looming, a day in the life of a University of Otago student can be put simply - study, stress, sleep, stress; repeat.
We take a look at why the Junior Doctors are on strike, what they are seeking and what will happen if a resolution cannot be met.
Police in the Cook Islands are hunting an escaped prisoner after two people were shot.
Power is out for much of South Dunedin following a lightning strike this afternoon, which damaged two power transformers in St Kilda.