Otago Regional Council chairwoman Marian Hobbs has been ousted from her role, and Andrew Noone has been voted in as her successor.
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Invercargill deputy mayor Toni Biddle is urging her council and chief executive to provide "progression and a clear direction" about the Southland Museum.
The leak of confidential details of Covid-19 patients by a National MP and a former party president has been branded ''simply unacceptable'' by National leader Todd Muller.
An Oamaru man arrested during the level 4 lockdown deliberately coughed on police and told them "I've got Covid-19", a court has heard.
Winter is biting around the country today and there are warnings in place for many roads owing to ice and snow, including Arthur's and Porters passes.
The man who stabbed a beloved miniature horse to death in a frenzied attack will appeal his sentence.
Otago Boys' High School No 8 Semisi Taeiloa Tupou scored a stunning try against John McGlashan College on Saturday.
Localised flooding has closed roads in West Otago and Southland, with Environment Southland warning that water levels will remain high for a few days.
An emotional Melissa Vining this morning confronted the Southern District Health Board and challenged it to improve its cancer care services.
Emergency supplies of hand sanitiser - some of which was given to Canterbury police during the Covid-19 lockdown - has now become a hit at the New Zealand International Science Festival.
A woman who trashed a liquor store on Sunday before returning to unleash a tirade of abuse at staff had drunk more than four litres of cider, police say.
A Waitaki district councillor says charging couples to get married in the Oamaru Public Gardens is "unfair" and the fee should be scrapped.
A file of incidents involving Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis includes claims of swearing, bullying and spraying saliva.
A Christchurch man has been named as one of the two people killed in a fiery Dunedin crash over the weekend.
A man left fighting for his life in the wake of the "heinous" Christchurch mosque shootings has called for the death penalty to be reintroduced in New Zealand.
Dunedin North MP David Clark will stand for re-election in September, despite yesterday resigning as health minister.