The US Navy has suspended wider search and rescue operations for sailors missing after a warship collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia,
A Kiwi couple thought they were going to die after getting caught up in a medical scam, then chased out of their hotel by three men they believe were part of a Mexican drug cartel.
A 53-year-old health care worker in the United Sates has won $1 billion in a Powerball drawing - the largest prize for a single ticket-holder in the contest's history.
One person is dead and another injured after a crash near Morrinsville early this morning.
Public Health South has issued a formal notification about the mumps outbreak.
The Police Association has defended Southern police following revelations an Invercargill officer racially abused an Asian security guard in Queenstown during a drunken night out.
A large injection of cash into the Christchurch economy for a roofed stadium looks set to come at Dunedin's expense.
Dunedin City Petanque club members are livid after someone had the boules to steal half the foundations of their new club house.
The Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District Health Boards began the National Bowel Screening Programme last month, and Southern will follow next year.
Demand for colonoscopies could put the national bowel screening programme at risk if participants were given full test results, the National Screening Advisory Committee says.
The driver of a 10-tonne truck had a lucky escape after his vehicle rolled 15m down a steep bank near Portobello yesterday, and came to rest upside down.
Candidates for the Dunedin North electorate faced off at a forum in Port Chalmers last night.
If the Wallabies are looking to fly under the radar following last week's first-half demolition by the All Blacks, they were sticking to the plan last night.
The Dave Grohl, the Slash, the Mick Jagger - BGP Tawhaki band members have been working on all the famous poses in preparation for their performance at the Otago Rockshop Bandquest in Dunedin tonight.
More than 200 performances at an annual ''celebration of young people and music'' began in Dunedin last night.
The future of recreational fishing was discussed at a public meeting in Dunedin last night.
A Dunedin restaurant owner has been warned time is running out for the resolution of compliance issues blocking the renewal of his alcohol licence.
The Southern District Health Board's performance has slipped on key hospital targets since the commissioner team was installed.
''Born and bred'' Waikouaiti residents were among a small crowd watching the first steps in the creation of a new museum yesterday.
What a difference a year makes.