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The serious crash unit is investigating.

Man dies after crash near Clinton

A 56-year-old man has died after a car and motorcycle collided near Clinton.

Otago

Dunedin eyes waterfront transformation

Steamer Basin could be unrecognisable in a few decades.

A yellow-eyed penguin has been spotted giving a sea lion a good talking-to.

Neighbours at war on Dunedin beach

The hoiho penguin showed the sea lion who's boss.

This comes after "suspicious" test results for the bacterial cattle disease.

Two more farms put on notice against Mycoplasma bovis in Waimate

This comes after "suspicious" test results for the bacterial cattle disease.

Gareth Morgan portrait.

Gareth Morgan's furry predicament

He might have found himself a little closer to a cat than he'd like.

Views towards the city from the lookout at the Centennial Memorial on Signal Hill Dunedin Otago South Island New Zealand

Halloween heat wave for South Island

Otago and Canterbury are expected to bake in the sunshine.

Otago

US seven-year-old donates savings to Otago cancer research

"I hope you will be able to make what you are trying to make," she said.

He was caught driving on the wrong side of a highway in Otago over the long weekend.

Truck driver suspended pending investigation

He was caught driving on the wrong side of a highway in Otago over the long weekend.

A passenger in the car can be heard saying "oh f*ck" as they witnessed the wayward driving.

Truck filmed driving on wrong side of highway in Otago

A passenger in the car can be heard saying "oh f*ck" as they witnessed the wayward driving.

Persuid night in august in the North of Holland

Meteor shower forecast for New Zealand this weekend

It may be possible to see 30 meteors per hour.

Divers got an up close and personal with an animal that is usually feared on land.

Playful encounter with Dunedin's 'Roger' the sea lion

Divers got an up close and personal with an animal that is usually feared on land.

Cost of crime to retail sector

Dunedin mum's 'brazen' plan to shoplift with children

She attempted to steal more than $2000 of goods.

Otago

University of Otago to cut 160 full-time-equivalent staff

The university is expected to save $14.9 million annually from the changes.

A scientific model of her face was created using clay.

Otago Museum reveals face of 2400yo mummy

A scientific model of her face was created using clay.

Police, Otago

Body of missing Dunedin man found

Stephen Lowe had been missing for 17 days.

Police, Missing Persons

Search for missing Dunedin man suspended

Stephen Lowe has been missing for 10 days.

Missing persons, Police

Mystery surrounds Dunedin man's disappearance

Stephen Lowe has not been seen in five days.

Catlins, Sea lions

DOC seeks public help after sea lion shot on Catlins beach

Sea lions are critically endangered.

Otago

Extreme winds leave hole trail of destruction in Central Otago

The local fire brigade had its busiest day in twenty years.

Roofs, fences, trees and caravans were all blown over by Friday's gusts.

Extra emergency services called in to deal with Central Otago wind storm

Roofs, fences, trees and caravans were all blown over by Friday's gusts.

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