A man accused of fracturing a partygoer’s skull during a street attack in South Dunedin has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
While her mother languished in various rest-homes, Lorna Christine Hughes bled dry her savings of more than $100,000.
A man who claims he was unlawfully detained by military police officers has made a formal complaint to the new Minister for Defence demanding a full review of the incident.
After three decades of delighting bookworms, the shelves at Scribes Second Hand Books in Dunedin will soon be bare.
Labour Minister Phil Twyford will be on leave from Parliament for the foreseeable future as his wife has been diagnosed with cancer.
A piece of peridotite rock found by geologist Associate Prof James Scott in Wanaka is 2.7 billion years old, more than five times the age of the previously oldest-known New Zealand rocks.
Gardeners are being warned to protect themselves against Legionnaires' disease after five people in the South Island were hospitalised with it this month.
Officials have warned the Government employers might try to "game the system" to avoid doubling their workers' sick leave.
A 29-year-old man has admitted two charges of theft by a person in a special relationship over the course of more than two years in Queenstown.
The government will rush through legislation before the end of the year to allow drug checking at festivals over the summer break.
A man wanted by police was being chased through a paddock in a tiny Northland settlement when he opened fire on a police dog - and was shot by officers three times.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has selected an image by a South Island school pupil to feature on her annual Christmas card.
A violent disagreement at a 21st birthday party led to a Dunedin man suffering a fractured skull, a court has heard.
A brazen attempt by a couple to force a man to withdraw money from his bank yesterday was foiled when bank staff triggered a silent alarm.
A routine police checkpoint operation near Lumsden uncovered a "substantial" amount of cannabis after officers caught a whiff of the stuff in a car they stopped, prompting a search.
Liquidators say early indications of affairs at Ticket Rocket show there will be no money to pay unsecured creditors.
It's officially the first day of summer today - and plenty of warm and dry days lie ahead for the South Island.
The Auckland woman believed to have been murdered on Saturday, Elizabeth (Ying) Zhong, was the owner of the Carrick vineyard and winery at Bannockburn, in Central Otago.