A teenage driver who killed another motorist while fleeing police in Christchurch has been sentenced to two years and eight months' jail.
The five biggest spenders vying for a seat at Dunedin's council table have been revealed, with deputy mayor Christine Garey topping the list.
A Canterbury chicken farm has been fined $240,000 after a worker was run over and killed by a forklift in front of her horrified husband.
The man responsible for New Zealand' s biggest fraud will be released from jail early next year after serving just over six years.
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government has approved a $5 million fund to help small businesses in Whakatane following the deadly Whakaari/White Island eruption.
Surfing identity Ron Carter was gutted to spend his 70th birthday on Monday chasing after his stolen longboard.
Gun rights advocates claim around two-thirds of banned firearms are still circulating and they worry the weapons could end up in the hands of criminals.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative MPs to parliament, promising to honour his election pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding to the state health service.
Tearful passengers have returned to Sydney in a sombre mood after the deadly White Island volcano eruption that took the lives of some of their fellow travellers during a cruise around New Zealand.
A Waikato holiday park has been ordered to pay $680,350 in penalties and unpaid wages to three migrant workers, who described their situation as being "like a nightmare" and a "prison".
Police had hoped to re-enter the nearby waters to continue the search for those two bodies - at least one of whom is understood to belong to an Australian - on Monday.
As John Caughlin rose from the surf on Saturday after the 5km swim around Dunedin’s White Island, he played down the effort.
A single appeal which has stalled the development of hundreds of new homes across Dunedin has been resolved, the Dunedin City Council says.
The Southern District Health Board hopes to turn in a vastly improved financial result next year, so long as its government funding increases.
Lessons learned from the Rangitata River bridge closures and tourist stranding at Franz Josef will strengthen resilience against future natural disasters, Caroline Orchiston says.