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An Oamaru woman who lost her son to suicide says the government's draft suicide prevention plan is "spineless".
A Stewart Island oyster farmer says it's "gut-wrenching" having to dispose of healthy oysters to stop the spread of a deadly parasite to the Bluff fisheries.
Cries of "you sat on your hands", and "you haven't done your job properly" ran through the audience as locals confronted MPI officials. Audio
Dunedin is gearing up for a sell-out clash between the British and Irish Lions and the Highlanders tonight. Audio
A Dunedin city councillor is launching a last-minute bid to keep manufacturing Cadbury's iconic products in Dunedin, and he wants the country's help to raise the funds.
A court has ruled the Department of Conservation does not have the authority to grant shark-cage diving permits.
School rolls could drop and teacher's jobs may be lost because of the government's proposed visa changes for migrant workers, principals in South Otago warn.
A Dunedin principal is "disappointed and disturbed" some children are waiting more than 12 months due to a shortage of dental therapists.
Invercargill's leaders remain divided over whether the city is equipped to handle refugees, as it prepares to roll out the welcome mat to its first arrivals in December.
Critically endangered New Zealand sea lions are forming the first proper breeding colony seen north of the sub-Antarctic in 200 years.
Staff at a South Island salmon farm have been left reeling after vandals cut one of its nets and released 6000 young salmon into the wild.
Principals of Dunedin schools where increased lead levels have been found in soil tests say there's no need to panic.
A Southland mayor has apologised "hand on heart" for spending more than $1 million in ratepayer money towards a cycle trail court case it has now dropped.
A sobbing young Belgian woman tells a court she wonders if she's strong enough to face the future after a man she met in New Zealand almost drove her off a road.
Friendly bus drivers, growing vegetables in their garden and a welcoming community have helped a Syrian refugee family settle in to their new life in Dunedin.
Residents opposed to Dunedin's first five-star hotel say it's not right their views will be blocked so tourists can have better ones.
Parking wardens in Dunedin have recorded 18 incidents of violence or abuse in one month.
The familes of those involved in Invercargill's Anzac Day double shooting, which left a woman dead, say they are trying to come to terms with the tragedy.
Federated Farmers is rejecting a court's call for a moratorium on Crown land sales to farmers in the South Island's Mackenzie Basin.
Singles from across the country are preparing to don their glad rags for this year's Middlemarch Singles Ball, which is looking set for record ticket sales.
A Dunedin judge has warned firearms licencees to keep their guns safe after a man stole 28 firearms and 25,000 rounds of ammunition from unlocked cabinets from a gun club member's home.
The leading lights of the Chinese film industry have descended on Dunedin for the first official China Film Festival in New Zealand.
Things are not all rosy on Dunedin's Baldwin St, with tourists trying to drive heavy vehicles up, venturing onto properties for photos and peering into windows, a resident says.
"We don't need a Chinese garden, we've already got a Japanese garden," Invercargill residents say.
Ella Lawton will stand for the Otago Regional Council, for the seat her mother held before her death a fortnight ago.