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About 90 people have handed in firearms at the first buyback in the Southern district - an area where 10 percent of the population are firearms owners.
The police are flouting the rules on breath testing, carrying out tests in people's homes to catch them out sometimes up to two hours after they were last seen driving, a Dunedin lawyer says.
Dunedin has not given up the fight to claim the world's steepest street again, even though the title has been officially stripped from Baldwin Street by Guinness World Records.
The committee charged with reviewing policy and strategy for Queenstown Lakes' infrastructure hasn't met in almost a year, despite strain due to rapid growth in development and visitor numbers.
The health minister has given his clearest indication yet that a national cancer agency may not be part of the government's plans for overhauling cancer care.
Dunedin residents want permanent protection for Foulden Maar, which was under threat of being mined until the company planning to do so went into receivership.
Plaman Resources, the company behind a controversial mineral mine in inland Otago, has been placed into voluntary receivership. Audio
A Southland father with terminal bowel cancer hopes to trigger a citizens-initiated referendum to reform cancer care in New Zealand.
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is starting the players at the centre of allegations of impropriety against the Blues at the weekend.
An Otago Regional Council move to allow Ngāi Tahu to hand pick two candidates to sit on its policy committee has been called racist by councillor Michael Laws.
A protest is planned after a second video of assaults involving pupils from Southland school was circulated on social media. Audio
Farmers in Otago's Clutha district are struggling with ongoing dry conditions, prompting calls for a drought.
Brenton Tarrant, the accused in the Christchurch terror attacks, lived in Dunedin, but the city's civic leaders say incidents of harassment and other racist behaviours centre on an undesirable…
A man remains in hospital with head injuries from an assault at a Six60 concert in Dunedin on Saturday night.
Authorities say it will be the final piece in the puzzle of the game-changing overhaul of the city's public transport network.
Farmers in Central Otago may resort to voluntarily restricting their water use in the next week as the prolonged hot and dry weather shows no sign of abating.
As operations ramp up on the West Coast to re-enter Pike River mine, in another small mining town minds are turning to another tragedy underground - the death of 34 men and boys in Kaitangata in 1879.
Major infrastructure changes may be afoot in Dunedin as the Ministry of Health unveils the masterplan for the city's hospital rebuild.
Parts of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild have been prioritised because the facility "will not last the distance in its current state", Health Minister David Clark says.
Dunedin is expecting its biggest tourist season yet, but Otago Peninsula - home to the royal albatross, little blue penguins and seals and sea lions - is being disrupted by a massive roading project.
The rural community of Middlemarch has begun its clean-up after Tuesday's downpour transformed some streets into sewage ponds.
The case of celebrity-endorsed deer velvet is back in court.
A group of leading seismologists from New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan have been in Ōamaru this week to share the latest research.
Young families are leaving Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes due to the losing battle with housing affordability.
Greater altruism is needed to solve the affordability crisis confronting Central Otago Lakes, a property developer says.