Australian ski tourists should be forced to download and use New Zealand's Covid Tracer app as part of newly proposed measures to guard against a fresh virus outbreak, an expert says.
Britain is working on easing travel restrictions for the fully vaccinated to allow people to enjoy a summer holiday on Europe's beaches but the plans are not finalised yet.
Cat burglars are well-known, but crooks, cops and aggrieved car owners are now becoming familiar with cat converter thefts.
The Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of "in danger" World Heritage Sites, a UN committee has recommended, prompting an angry response from Australia.
President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines battles one of Asia's worst outbreaks.
Major work to upgrade the road, stormwater and water pipes in Cemetery Rd in East Taieri is set to begin on Monday and continue until February 2022.
Dunedin taxi users are being urged to prioritise their safety before accepting cheap fares from social media-based taxi schemes.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended the selection of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics, a decision that has fuelled a debate over inclusion and fairness in sport.
Mandated mask-wearing has been extended in Sydney after New South Wales reported its biggest increase in new locally acquired Covid-19 cases in nearly a week.
India gave out a record 8.3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses on Monday, after weeks of criticism that a chaotic rollout had worsened a second wave that killed hundreds of thousands.
The travelling public is set to enjoy quarantine-free flights with Victoria, nearly a month after a Covid outbreak hit the Australian state. There are no new community or MIQ cases to report in NZ today.
Vaccinating children against Covid-19 will boost chances of reaching herd immunity, Otago University epidemiologist Michael Baker says.
A separate "Māori ACC" is needed to ensure Māori get the help they need, a Māori health advocate says.
Police and Auckland Council have increased patrols in the suburban streets decimated by Saturday's tornado amid fears from residents their properties are being targeted by looters.
A landlord living in a sleepout behind her main rented house has been told to remove her garden furniture as she has no right to share the garden, laundry or mailbox with her tenants.
The man who allegedly stabbed four people in a Dunedin supermarket has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Lorde will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in five years, announcing she plans to return to stages across the country early next year.