The US and other nations have increased their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a global climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden.
Canada's government will temporarily bar passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days as part of stricter measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
A woman accused of killing her partner and burying him in the backyard of his Christchurch home has been found fit to stand trial - but denies a charge of murder.
The New Zealand Defence Force is threatening to sack service members who do not get a Covid-19 vaccination.
Kiwi-founded Rocket Lab will develop and run a mission control centre for a methane-tracking satellite, before handing over the reins to an Auckland University-based space institute.
A greyhound trainer has been disqualified for four months and fined $3500, after methamphetamine was found in one of her dogs.
The Ministry of Health allowed a family to remain in the community for more than two days after escaping managed isolation during last year's first level 3 lockdown.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged other nations at a global summit to follow New Zealand's lead in taking financial action to address climate change.
Southern health staff have administered thousands more Covid-19 vaccinations than expected, making Otago and Southland one of the best-performing regions in New Zealand.
A man who allegedly attacked the Dunedin City Council’s Civic Centre had discovered, only hours earlier, that the driver who killed his daughter walked away with a clean record.
A sharp-eyed paramedic may have helped prevent a potential disaster by spotting a drone flying close to the Dunedin Hospital helipad as a helicopter was about to take off.
Stinging criticism of Southern District Health Board management by Health Minister Andrew Little was fair, to a point, chairman Pete Hodgson says.
The deaths of a man and his young daughter who fell from a dam wall in South Australia are being treated as a murder-suicide, police say.
India marked a milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, reporting 314,835 new daily cases, the highest one-day tally anywhere.