A poll of Otago Daily Times readers has shown strong support for the Government's plan for a new $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion Dunedin Hospital.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says it's time New Zealand started having the conversation about New Zealand becoming a republic.
A headless female torso was found in the water's edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine told a court she died on board.
President Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in US troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region.
Australian MP Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt may be a one-off, as Senate President Stephen Parry considers asking senators to adopt a dress code for the chamber.
Influential Dunedin musician Peter Gutteridge was found to be confused and disoriented days before his death.
Lebanon monitored the brothers accused of plotting to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi for over a year and coordinated with the Australian government on it for a long time, the Lebanese interior minister said
London's famous "Big Ben" bell has fallen silent as renovation work is carried out over the next four years.
The Green Party has been hit by more turmoil after its political director resigns with just weeks to go until the election.
Gareth Morgan continues to court controversy, altering a billboard in Auckland with words linked to a tweet that's created a storm.
The head of Qantas Airways and Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, were among a growing number of campaigners calling for support for same-sex marriage in Australia ahead of a looming postal vote.
Dunedin ratepayers seem to have it a bit easier than the majority of the country when it comes to residential rates a report by Taxpayers Union has found.
The car of a missing 42-year-old man has been found in a canal near Twizel.
New Zealand rapper Scribe, who is facing weapon and drug offences, has had a court appearance adjourned until next month.
A fire at Wakari Hospital which led to four people being taken to hospital is being treated as suspicious, Fire and Emergency New Zealand say.
Prime Minister Bill English says he expects his children will be able to buy property without his financial help - and the chances of other young people doing so are "improving quite significantly".
Christchurch Hospital's emergency department is having to treat up to a dozen patients at a time in corridors, due to an unprecedented number of admissions.
A woman convicted of running a drug dealing operation has lost her two homes, car and cash as a result of a police forfeiture order.
An 4.0 magnitude earthquake has hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, killing at least one person and causing several buildings to collapse.
A Labour Party candidate has apologised for threatening to bring "negative media coverage" to the business owners of a night market.