Jake Milbank turned 19 on Monday - the day he suffered serious burns in eruption.
Australia's Rural Fire Service says more than 720 New south Wales homes have been destroyed over the fire season so far.
At least six people, including a police officer and two suspected gunmen, have beem killed in a shootout around a New Jersey grocery store.
The little girl tragically killed after being hit by a vehicle on a driveway at the weekend was a "beautiful soul who loved to dance".
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win a majority of 28 in parliament in the election, according to a closely watched model from pollsters YouGov.
Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh.
Some of Lindauer's strawberry bubbly has been pulled from shelves following fears of glass contamination.
A US court has dismissed Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction, rejecting his lawyers' argument that a judge deprived the comedian of a fair trial by allowing other accusers to testify.
The surviving sibling of a teenager killed in a car crash in Christchurch has taken a turn for the worse days after her older sister's funeral.
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State Highway 1 between Dunedin and Christchurch will reopen today after flooding forced the closure of a section for several days.
Senior Southern DHB medical staff have ‘‘seething anger’’ over the conduct and performance of the organisation’s management - and their organisation is at ‘‘teetering point’’, a veteran health unionist says.
The Ovation of the Seas' visit to Dunedin has been cancelled after almost 40 of its passengers were caught up in the tragic volcanic eruption on Whakaari/White Island on Monday.
A Jetstar flight due to arrive at Dunedin Airport at 4.35pm yesterday, and the aircraft’s planned departure for Auckland at 4.35pm, were cancelled.
Autopsies and formal identification for the six Whakaari/White Island eruption victims will begin today as police try to identify the dead and injured.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is vowing to continue using his ‘‘loud’’ voice despite being censured by his colleagues for aggressive behaviour towards a Dunedin City Council staff member.
Amid fears not all eruption victims being treated around the country will survive police have confirmed 25 of 30 patients remain in a critical condition.
Many first-year students heavily increase their drinking during Orientation Week, but research by former student Ben Riordan suggests cellphones can help encourage moderation.
The Mosgiel Memorial RSA club’s premises in Church St, and its new Spitfire restaurant, will reopen today.