Police say two bodies found in a North Island forest are those of missing uncle and nephew Raymond and James Fleet.
The DCC has lifted its boil water notice after the third straight day of clear tests but says residents must flush their water systems before drinking from the tap.
Police have named a man who died in a workplace accident in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough yesterday.
A Greymouth man who smashed his former friend over the back of the head with a bat, leaving him fighting for his life, was today jailed for eight years.
A man who splashed petrol then set fire to his former partner's Rotorua house while she, her young daughter and their baby were inside has been jailed.
Spain has mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people.
Three Australians were ''affected'' in the attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona, which has been compared to Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall rampage.
The Government has announced it will invest up to $35 million in a University of Otago-led genomics alliance.
About 1000 people have gathered in the campus area to protest cuts to the University of Otago's School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Fears last month's flooding could have killed tuatara at Dunedin's Orokonui Ecosanctuary have proved unfounded after researchers found them alive and well in their burrows.
The Green Party's woeful result in a new poll could spell the end of the road for the party, according to one political commentator.
A disgraced Hawke's Bay doctor who stupefied and indecently assaulted his patients has been jailed for five years.
The US and Japan will step up their defence cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high.
Otago man Eion Willis says he was barricaded in a Barcelona shop for hours after a "terror" attack in the Spanish city.
Police searching for Raymond and James Fleet have found two bodies in the Mamaku Forest.
The US Navy says it will discipline several crew members who were on a warship that collided with a Philippine container ship off the coast of Japan.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has lodged defamation proceedings against MediaWorks over comments by TV show host Mark Richardson.
Fog has rolled back into Auckland Airport, cancelling or delaying about 40 flights.
The Dunedin City Council is reminding people to continue boiling water ahead of test results which could result in the all clear being given later today.
University of Otago students are being offered free vaccinations after mumps cases were confirmed at the university.