The South Today bulletin: Friday, July 10
No-one was hurt in two incidents involving cars south of central Dunedin about 5pm today, emergency services said.
The Belgian creative forces behind the Nomadic Art Gallery have had an exciting year, having already survived a pandemic and a few other tough moments.
A man has been arrested at an Auckland Covid-19 isolation hotel after allegedly becoming abusive at staff.
Victoria has recorded 288 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase of any state since the pandemic began.
China's embassy in Kazakhstan has warned its citizens to take precautions against an outbreak of pneumonia in the country that it says is more lethal than COVID-19.
Overseas-based victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings will get special border passes to fly into New Zealand - along with financial help - to witness the gunman's sentencing next month.
A 68-year-old man who arrived from Hong Kong to lead one of New Zealand's largest and most sophisticated drug import operations hiding meth in umbrella stands has been jailed.
A Queenstown man who allegedly escaped from hotel quarantine in Hamilton has been has been sent to Spring Hill prison.
Travellers heading for Queensland have been warned of epic traffic jams as the state opens to everyone but those coming from Victoria.
Michael Woodhouse should have followed the lead of fellow Dunedin MP Clare Curran in the way he handled a leak of private information, Health Minister Chris Hipkins has suggested.
Health authorities have confirmed a third COVID-19 case on the NSW-Victoria border town of Albury linked to two previous cases in the regional city.
Russia has failed in a second UN Security Council bid to cut aid access to Syria from Turkey, diplomats said.
The United States reported more than 56,300 new COVID-19 cases, the third day in a row infections have risen by at least 55,000, according to a Reuters tally.
The man who escaped a Hamilton hotel last night evaded the police guard and climbed down a fire escape, Health Minister Chris Hipkins says.
The man who cut through a fence and absconded from the Hamilton hotel wandered into a nearby booze store and picked up a four-pack of European beer and red wine before leaving the shop.
Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark will lead a World Health Organization (WHO) panel scrutinising the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic alongside Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.