Two investigations have been launched to examine how a 3m
dirt pile collapsed on top of a boy, almost suffocating him,
in Twizel over the weekend.
A surgeon who operated on a woman who later died in hospital
from blood loss was unaware she had signed a declaration
refusing to receive blood products.
A 4-year-old boy has been hit by a car in Waihi Beach this
Parliament has been sworn in during a ceremony historic for
the fact all three of the branches of the New Zealand
judiciary officiating were women.
Lorde's hit song Royals has been banned from local radio in
San Francisco this week, ahead of the World Series baseball
championship, in which the San Francisco Giants will face off
against the Kansas City Royals.
Hospital policies have been improved following the deaths of
three people at South Island hospitals over a three-year
period, a coroner says.
The father of a Christchurch woman killed in a car crash on
Friday night says the family are working through their "shock
and grief" at the loss of his daughter.
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has lost an appeal against a court
decision that has forced him to reveal all his assets to
Hollywood studios taking him to court.
Police have reopened the track around the base of Mt
Maunganui after an unsuccessful search for two missing
The EPMU executive will this morning endorse Andrew Little in
the four-way Labour leadership contest.
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