Ed Sheeran has added a second Dunedin show, promoters announced today.
Politicians who approved the appointment of Auditor-General Martin Matthews are calling for an independent inquiry into a fraud case that happened under his watch.
The plant disease myrtle rust, which poses a serious risk to native trees, has now been found in Taranaki.
The Government has committed $5.2 million to expand a fast-tracked teaching scheme which places top graduates in low decile schools.
Delays caused by inadequate governance and insufficient capacity led to more than 30 southern residents suffering partial sight loss.
The leaders of Turkey and the US have touted strong ties between the NATO allies but the Turkish president emphasised his country will not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region.
US President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between a former White House national security adviser and Russia, a source says.
Robber jabs rifle in face of shop worker in armed raid on Dunedin dairy.
A "pair of boneheads" fell into the police's lap this week after their car ran out of petrol metres from a burglary in Whangarei.
Three people managed to escape a large house fire in central Auckland overnight.
An Auckland woman was "mentally and financially drained" after losing more than $300,000 to several overseas accounts in a social media romance scam.
The University of Otago has warned suppliers about a scam that swindled a Canterbury business out of more than $32,000.
Two Otago Museum science engagement team proposals to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's 'unlocking curious minds' fund have been successful.
The Otago Museum has been working with a group associated with Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand to provide an education programme for 30 hearing-impaired children.
When Dawn Cope found out she had won the Otago Daily Times Practically Perfect Mother's Day competition, it made her day ''almost'' perfect.
Despite an extra $100,000 of spending approved this week, the Dunedin City Council scraped in under its self-imposed 3% target for rates rises for the next financial year.
The Dunedin City Council is calling on the Otago Regional Council to work with it to plan for the future of the city's harbour.
Two people were taken to hospital after a truck and car collided near Ravensbourne yesterday.
It was a tale of triumph and tragedy at one Dunedin workplace yesterday when everything was put on hold during a frenzied attempt to buy Ed Sheeran tickets.
Winter is expected to make its entrance tomorrow as snow, rain and gales head for the Southern region.