At this year's general election, the public will also be asked to cast a referendum vote on the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
Hamilton City Council has voted to use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system for the 2022 and 2025 elections.
City councillor Melanie Coker spends on average 30 hours a week fulfilling her council duties while receiving a six-figure salary from the ratepayer.
Police are seeking man who allegedly pulled a knife on a boy riding his bike in Mosgiel earlier this week.
A Kiwi thug who strangled and bit a young policewoman in Queensland has been deported back to New Zealand.
Victoria has recorded 471 new coronavirus cases and eight more deaths, as new restrictions on workplaces and the regions came into effect overnight.
The Government is to trial CovidCard technology, assessed by the University of Otago, in the Rotorua area before making any decision about rolling it out nationally.
A woman has been charged after police say she pushed a fence and went on to the grounds of a managed isolation facility in Rotorua.
Households should add masks to their emergency supply kits in the case of further Covid-19 outbreak, the Health Minister says.
The Govt needs to do more to ensure women aren't left behind after employment figures showed they were disproportionately affected, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner says.
Rod Stewart's New Zealand and Australia tour, which includes a Dunedin concert, has been postponed until April 2022, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Tenants now have another layer of security with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.
It may seem obvious, but new University of Otago research proves that the tuatara’s ancestry is closely linked to lizards and snakes.
Australians have been urged to check in with friends and family in Victoria as the state continues to record hundreds of new coronavirus cases.
Today marks 75 years since the US unleashed the world's first atomic bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima, followed three days later by the second and last on Nagasaki, vapourising lives, buildings and Japan's capacity for war.