The new Government has cut back a plan by former Education Minister Nikki Kaye to pay a bonus of up to $17,500 to all beginning teachers who work in any Auckland school for at least three years.
An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria's main gas pipeline hub killed one person and injured 21 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off.
DNA analysis of droppings found on Whenua Hou have determined they are not from a rat.
South Canterbury residents flocked to Waimate on Saturday for the annual Waimate Strawberry Fare.
Monday afternoon saw firefighters battling burning scrub near Clyde.
A German soldier was charged with plotting to kill senior politicians because of their support for refugees and trying to make it look like asylum seekers carried out the murders.
A sickening video of a kitten being stoned has been circulating online - and animal rights groups are calling for the culprits to be named and prosecuted.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against him.
Cancer patients around the country are waiting months to receive their first bout of potentially life-saving treatment as hospitals struggle to keep up with demand.
Fees for Dunedin residents taking waste to city landfills is set to rise by 25% as the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) forces prices up.
The jolly fat man in the red suit visited the Canterbury provinces over the weekend.
A man has been arrested on a cruise ship docked at Port Chalmers and charged with sexual violation.
Confirmation that four new properties have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis - including three in Southland - is "not good news".
The Otago Regional Council has put its hand up in support of new road safety programme "any number is too many" aimed at reducing deaths on the road.
Hannah Bowden says you can’t just turn on creativity like a tap — you have to be in the right mood.
Looking at Nicole Shields’s painting of the 9/11 Twin Towers terror attack in New York, you can almost taste the dust and smoke.
I am a blank piece of paper, your very own paper doll.
The University of Otago faces more job losses after its governing council yesterday voted to close the Centre for Materials Science and Technology.
University of Otago student Tom Mottershead will today become the first person to graduate from university with a new bachelor of arts and science degree, which aims to break down barriers...
Three young people studying in Dunedin have received Prime Minister’s Scholarships that will send them on a dream trip to Asia early next year.