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Floating plastic could cause a threat to Antartica's wildlife

"We thought Antarctica was isolated."


Otago Uni students' obscene voting topics exposed

Selwyn College residents secretly rated girls' breasts and oral sex potential, reports university magazine Critic.

New Zealand could be heading for an obesity epidemic.

BMI scale - How accurate is it?

"They can be useful... but shouldn't be taken as gospel."

A floating hotel has been proposed for Oamaru.

Proposed floating hotel in Oamaru a New Zealand first

"It's an experience - when people book accommodation, they want something a bit unique."


Dunedin City Council orders family treehouse removed

The homeowner says the move is "ridiculous".

The regional fuel tax has upped prices by an extra 11.5c per litre in Auckland.

South Islanders to Auckland: Quit whinging about the fuel tax

"Oh mate it's a little bloody ridiculous, innit?"

Human kidney cross section

Children with rare kidney cancer may not need chemotherapy anymore

NZ scientists discover tumor could be removed with surgery alone.


$12.1m Powerball winner's big plans

"We just wanted a quiet night in to celebrate my birthday."

Protesters have been at Simon Pass Station since early Monday morning.

Twelve anti-dairying activists who locked themselves to machinery cut free and arrested

They are protesting a dairy farm conversion in the Mackenzie.

Tyler Kennedy Stent's latest subject is the late Ralph Hotere.

Ralph Hotere honoured in Dunedin mural

Tyler Kennedy Stent, who made headlines for his Ed Sheeran mural, has done it again.

Nathan Chan made a professional advert to try sell his 1992 Lexus ES300.

Queenstown man films incredible professional advert to sell his old car

Despite the ad's slick drone footage and tongue-in-cheek narration, the 'swag wagon' is still available to buy.

Young woman eating french fries potato with ketchup in a restaurant, having her lunch break. Close up

Healthy French fries - is there such a thing? New research says yes

The technology could enhance the wider NZ food industry.

Poolburn School stayed open despite some very wintry weather.

Otago school stays open despite icy blast

Freezing temperatures weren't enough to keep these 38 students home.

The man called 111 for assistance outside the Mobil fuel station in Omarama on Monday.

South Island man calls 111 after cannabis reaction

He said he had consumed the drug and needed assistance, police say.


Icy blast causes havoc across the country

South Island shivers and it's heading north.


Legacy of Dunedin indie-rock band perserved in new exhibition

For a limited three weeks The Chills exhibition will run.


One dead after car drives into creek near Wanaka

The car drove off the road near the Treble Cone ski field.

'Just Doi' is seeking MBIE's clarification if his home is a house or a boat following an ongoing stoush with the Dunedin City Council.

Is it a house or is it a boat? Man in stoush over his home

The Aramoana resident is adamant he's just doing his bit to alleviate the housing crisis.


E. coli found in Waitaki aquifer

Locals are being told to assume their private bore water is contaminated until further notice.

car accident

Man killed after ute rolls over

A50-year-old was declared dead at the scene, and a younger man flown to hospital.

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