Motorists are complaining about their cars "rattling", breaking down and dropping to low power after filling up at BP Ōtaki, with the petrol provider confirming its 98 grade was contaminated.
Several schools in Taupō have been placed in lockdown while police deal with an incident in the suburb of Hilltop.
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One person was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Mosgiel which has closed a road.
Another rat has been caught at South Dunedin's Countdown and evidence of nests has been found in the walls of the supermarket.
The Ministry of Health says a staff member it claims leaked information to the media is no longer employed by the ministry.
Vladimir Putin needs to watch for "international blowback", including on the battlefield in Ukraine, following the suspicious death of Alexei Navalny.
A Dunedin teacher who stabbed her partner to death in the bath has been jailed for at least eleven years.
Police have busted an organised text scam ring, arresting two teenagers for allegedly fleecing up to $100,000 from each of their victims.
The high cost of living and higher levels of inflation are leading to more Kiwi children living in poverty and experiencing material hardship in the year to June compared with the previous year.
The Matamata horse breeder who shot his wife dead after she told him she wanted to end their marriage has been released on parole to a $3.1 million "luxury" beachfront property.
A retired Christchurch lawyer has been suspended from practice for nine months for failing to pay $223,000 in tax over the course of 11 years.
Cancer services in the South are more at risk now than when a damning health and disability commissioner report was written last year, a doctor is warning.
The tragic circumstances of Green MP Efeso Collins' death mean Dunedin will soon have another member of Parliament.
A "one-man-band" drug dealer who set himself up as a safer alternative to gangs has been jailed for 21 months.
The Rowing for Life Aotearoa crew left Karitane yesterday as they continued on their journey up the East Coast of New Zealand.