North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media says.
Scientists in Australia have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional memories.
More than a tenth of the workforce at the Hobart Cadbury factory will leave by the end of the year, with the majority expected to be voluntary redundancies.
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face charges of assaulting a model in a hotel room.
An inexplicable theft in the Te Moana Gorge could leave travellers caught short and the authorities with a large bill.
The Australian Labor Party was fishing for information about New Zealand citizenship "weeks ago'', according to New Zealand Labour MP Chris Hipkins.
Dunedin student Chelsea Evans weeps when she thinks about never being able to say goodbye to her cat Patrick, who was dumped by Dunedin City Council contractors.
Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming has admitted describing relationships at Dunedin Hospital as ''toxic'' but says his comment was misconstrued.
Columba College 12-year-olds Charlotte Milne (left) and Elloise Cameron hard at work during the NumberWorks'nWords O'MAthalon maths quiz at the Edgar Centre yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council says the extent of the public health threat posed by the city's water scare will not be known until later today.
Dunedin resident John Sheppard was among many worrying about the contamination of the city's drinking water yesterday.
Anything touched by tap water in the city centre was either turned off or thrown out yesterday, creating financial woes estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Urology patients in Dunedin have been at ''significant'' risk while specialists argued with senior management over staffing and refused some work in a bid to force managers to act.
Emergency Management Otago's overall response to the July flood was ''very pleasing'' but the need for more ''trained and ready staff'' was also highlighted.
Bridget Davidson has never been short of ideas about what she would do if she won $20,000.
A revamp of Dunedin's warehouse precinct could be finished by the end of next year following unanimous council approval of the $1.25 million final ''shared space'' stages.
Contractors work on the first section of the $8 million Dunedin one-way cycleway project in Cumberland St.
Dunedin Hospital has opened an emergency operations centre (EOC) in the wake of the water-quality scare in north Dunedin.
Shared presentations by Otago Regional Council and Dunedin City Council representatives about climate change and South Dunedin were ''very well received'' at a recent national conference in Auckland.
Whitebaiters who hit the water yesterday for the opening of the new season are hoping the catch will be much better than last year's poor haul.