China says 41 people have now died from a new coronavirus that has infected more than 1300 people globally.
The Ministry of Education is investigating costs relating to uniforms to identify whether they could be reduced.
The death toll from New South Wales' unprecedented bushfire season has climbed to 25 after the body of a 59-year-old man was found in a home on the state's South Coast.
A German man has killed his parents and four other members of his family in a small town in the country's southwest.
A woman who lost her son in the Pike River Mine disaster says enough money has been poured into the re-entry effort.
A projected loss of $3.5 million of operating surplus at the Green Island Landfill will affect rates next year, the Dunedin City Council says.
The search for a teenage boy missing in the sea off Dunedin has been called off for the day and police say they are now searching for a body.
Collectively, the caregivers of Otago schoolchildren will spend millions on school uniforms this year. Emma Perry looks at the cost of sending children back to school.
Dunedin mum of seven Grace Curwood has plenty of experience buying school uniforms, but each year is a massive struggle.
They clamber down banks, buildings and cliffs to rescue people from hard-to-get-to places. But few people know about the Dunedin fire lines rescue crew. Daisy Hudson headed along to a training...
When the Puketeraki marae in Karitane recently hosted 130 people — including 110 from Hastings — organisers said the event was an incentive to put further recycling measures into action.
To mark a recent visit to Karitane by a big group of youngsters from Hastings, a street artist has painted a striking mural of a Karitane elder.
Growing links between the Puketeraki Marae at Karitane and a Hastings youth education trust are proving positive in both places, organisers say.
The Cromwell Basin was once called 'the heart of the desert' but is now a green oasis of cherries and grapes, thanks to irrigation from Lake Dunstan.
A funding announcement for a drug that will help dozens of cystic fibrosis sufferers could pave the way for future boosts, a Dunedin campaigner says.
Revised plans for Dunedin’s waterfront, which aim to reduce costs, have been fleshed out in technical documents released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Headlands seen from St Clair (from left) are Lawyers Head, Maori Head and Bird Island, Tow Rock (far right), Harakeke Point and Gull Rocks.