A hunter has been rescued from the Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve after becoming "distressed", police say.
Two years to the day after the Germanwings crash in France, the father of the plane's pilot is seeking to exonerate his son.
British minister Tobias Ellwood, who tried to resuscitate a policeman stabbed to death in the attack on parliament, has been honoured by the Queen.
Donald Trump has suffered a stunning political setback after Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system - a major election campaign promise of the president and his allies.
A failed bid to repatriate the remains of New Zealand-born writer Katherine Mansfield was ‘‘beyond ridiculous’’ and didn’t have a shred of evidence to support it, a leading scholar says.
Defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little by National Party donors and hoteliers Earl and Lani Hagaman will proceed.
A UN report containing details of the killing of innocent Afghan villagers on the same day as the controversial SAS raid says the official post-incident investigation wasn't shared with local authorities or human rights officials.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce was warned three years ago an investment deal struck with surprise Kiwi Peter Thiel was problematic, documents show.
Motivational seminars for Southern District Health Board staff are a sign the organisation’s attitude is improving, a union organiser says.
A record number of artists are showing in the St Leonards School Art Exhibition and Sale.
West Harbour Community Board chairman Steve Walker is keen to pass on a "friendly reminder" that the 30-minute and 60-minute car parks in Port Chalmers are not an invitation to park there all day.
The Department of Conservation is moving to a new site in the Exchange.
An Octagon bar owner says Dunedin’s overzealous policing of alcohol rules has forced him to close with the loss of 18 jobs.
More patients will go directly to Dunedin Hospital, rather than Southland Hospital, under a new trauma patient policy starting next week.
Using the illegal party drug ecstasy to combat tinnitus has proven successful enough that researchers want to try upping the dosage.
As the clock struck midnight, Frith Walker quietly sang happy 60th birthday to herself as she experienced the spectacular light show that is the aurora australis.
Police have received three other complaints of a sexual nature since two attacks occurred little over an hour apart in the student quarter.
It is unclear where transgender prisoner Alex Aleti Seu will serve time after Corrections did not confirm whether Seu applied to transfer from a men’s jail.
Scaffolding surrounds the Dunedin Courthouse in Stuart St as work continues on a $20 million renovation to quake-strengthen and modernise the heritage-listed building.
The University of Otago is taking issue with a government report which says research takes priority over teaching.