When a teenager was rushed to a rural hospital after a 2014 car crash, staff thought she was drunk.
Forest and Bird have welcomed applications for small tour groups to view marine mammals around the Otago Harbour and peninsula.
The Greens are tackling the issue of waste on day two of the party's annual conference, and are set to get tougher on those dumping tyres and lithium batteries.
In a bid to claw back from one of its greatest criticisms, the Green Party says it has government support to include water extraction rules in the next review of the Overseas Investment Act.
Pioneering magazine editor Warwick Roger has died at the age of 72.
A first-of-its-kind University of Otago study has found more people are being prescribed antipsychotics, and older women are most likely to receive the medications.
Animal advocacy group Safe wants whistleblowers to be given protection after they lodge complaints about animal abuse.
Just months after a rest home was ordered to refund $10,000 for poor care of a 92-year-old, an audit has revealed a multitude of problems there.
A second nurse in Samoa has been arrested and charged with manslaughter over the death of two babies following their MMR vaccines.
Tui are being seen in the port town of Lyttelton for the first time in 40 years.
Alliance Group is under fire over a decision to bring in 100 overseas workers for its Southland plants.
Legislation to properly enforce the animal tracking guidelines, which were found to be inadequate during the Mycoplasma bovis response, is to be debated under urgency tonight.
Forest & Bird is calling for a ban on the sale of whitebait as the season kicks off for most of the country today.
Dunedin and other parts of Otago are set to benefit from an $8.5 million government fund to better manage freedom camping this season.
Parliament's referee Trevor Mallard is to decide today whether to launch a full-scale investigation into who leaked National leader Simon Bridges' travel bill.
A man accused of delivering a single, fatal punch to an innocent bystander at an Auckland house party has been found not guilty.
An Australian neurologist says the way Pharmac's criteria for continuing access to drugs for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are too old, and not based on evidence.
A South Canterbury farmer says roads in his district have become impassable due to the poor job the council is doing maintaining them.
The future of the publicly funded hunters body, the Game Animal Council, hangs in the balance with the Minister of Conservation putting it under review.
A safety alert has gone out requiring urgent checks on the towing connections of almost 500 heavy vehicles, including truck-trailers.