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Otago Uni proctor admits removing 2000 copies of 'menstruation' magazine

The editor of Critic originally thought a religious group might've been behind it.

Amber-Rose Rush was found dead at her home on Cleminston Ave on February 3.

Doctor accused of Amber-Rose Rush's murder revealed

30-year-old Venod Skantha's trial has been set for March 2019.

The man who died has been named as 31-year-old Joshua Paroci.

Queenstown rafting victim named

He was unable to be resuscitated, despite being given CPR.


Officer off the hook after Tasering goat 13 times

Police said it was a "relatively unique set of circumstances".

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years.

Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.


Jobs brazenly advertised for less than minimum wage

"I am willing to take bullet after bullet until this changes," an activist says.


Whales used to have sharp teeth, ancient fossils suggest

A Kiwi scientist tracked down the ancient fossil off Antarctica.

Andrew Thomson was feeding his goldfish when the ground beneath him at his Beaconsfield Rd property collapsed.

Dunedin man who fell through ground thought he was buried alive

He had gone out to feed his fish when the ground beneath him collapsed.

Oamaru is home to about 13,000 people.

Why you should move to Oamaru

It is largely known for its blue penguin population and its Victorian architecture.

The Fortune Theatre has been open since 1974.

Final curtain call for Dunedin's iconic Fortune Theatre

"It's not about making profit... it's about paying the bills."

Police were called to the Luggate Hotel at around 10pm on Friday.

Man arrested after gun fired at Wanaka hotel

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Kim Dotcom has put the call out for a range of jobs at his Queenstown mansion.

Dotcom puts call out for live-in DJ, chef

You would get to live in his new Queenstown mansion.

The woman and the crowd start chanting "jiāyóu", yet she still doesn't jump.

Tourist's idea of bungy jump gets hilariously lost in translation

She stands on the platform, repeatedly yelling "jiayou".

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Canterbury, Otago to face All Blacks in 'Game of Three Halves'

Christchurch missed out on a test match, but it got the next best thing.

The search teams thanked local hunters who assisted in the search.

Hunter found after night in Otago bush

A hunter who spent an unplanned night out in the Blue Mountains northwest of Balclutha has been found.

Daniel Burgin took this video of the Aurora Australis in Wellington.

Southern Lights put on a spectacular show

Photographers took impressive images of the natural light display.

Ray White Queenstown salesman Cameron Reed and co-owner Bas Smith with the driver of the car.

Car annihilates front of Ray White Queenstown in 'open home' gone wrong

The driver took a selfie with staff.

New Zealanders have until midnight to vote for their favourite museum dance.

Night fever at the museums

A global dance comp for museum workers is adorably geeky - and you can vote for your Kiwi favourite.


What to do if you suspect you've got measles

Don't just walk in off the street if you think you're infected.

Graves are being dug up in a cemetery in Lawrence, Otago.

Why people are digging up these Otago graves

The dig has special significance to the local Chinese community.

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