New Zealand's iconic Christmas Tree, the pohutukawa, may have originated from Australia, a new study says.
A masked man has held up a Dunedin antiques store, one of two robberies reported in the city this afternoon.
One person is dead and four others injured after a two-car crash near Karitane, north of Dunedin today.
A $5.4 million safety upgrade on Dunedin's southern motorway will begin next month.
A family in Waikouaiti are without a home after a serious fire this morning.
Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded sceptical, demanding more detail from a leader weakened by an electoral misfire.
Police have released the name of a teenager who died in a workplace accident at a Hamilton warehouse earlier this week.
US President Donald Trump says he didn't make and doesn't have any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director.
An Air Force Orion sent to search for four New Zealanders on a yacht off Fiji has now rendezvoused with the crew.
A trailer flipped on Dunedin's southern motorway this morning but no one was injured in the crash at Lookout Point.
Thousands of friends and family members have farewelled an American student who died days after returning to the US in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.
North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the US believes could be part of its programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Prime Minister Bill English has indicated Todd Barclay did not know his recording of a staff member's conversations could be illegal until a police investigation was launched.
The woman at the centre of a secret tape scandal which has cost Southland MP Todd Barclay his Parliamentary seat says the rookie politician should have resigned immediately.
There was no need to spell out how difficult it was to retain the year 9 and 10 Otago Daily Times Extra! Otago regional spelling quiz title last night.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has accused Mondelez of misleading city leaders over the prospect of a Dunedin-based operator winning the contract to make Jaffas and other Kiwi confectionery.
A gas hob left on overnight in a central Dunedin restaurant forced a "full evacuation" during rush hour yesterday morning.
Two weeks after being cleared of serious sex charges, a Dunedin man was back in trouble with the law.
A Dunedin supermarket that sold "rotten" roast lamb is offering customers refunds and its supplier has apologised as both companies launch an investigation.
All those plastic bags floating around after shopping expeditions can now be recycled under a joint initiative between the retail sector, the packaging industry and the Government.