New South Wales doctors can now write up a script for medicinal cannabis for patients who need it.
A woman suffered serious injuries after being ejected from her car during a crash near Taupo this morning.
A daredevil skydiver has become the first person to jump from a height of 25,000 feet (7620 meters) without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California, at the weekend.
Firefighters were hopeful of making progress in slowing a deadly wildfire that has raged for 10 days near California's Big Sur coast, destroying dozens of homes and forcing hundreds of residents and campers to evacuate.
The bodies of five migrants were recovered and more than 1100 others were rescued from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Sunday, Italy's coastguard said.
Dunedin City Council-owned company Delta is facing court action after being accused of "constructive fraud'' by neighbours of a controversial Christchurch subdivision.
Armed men who seized a police station in the Armenian capital Yerevan surrendered to the authorities after a two-week stand-off, the country's National Security Service said.
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of scapegoating the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, after the Republican nominee took issue with remarks the soldier's father made at the Democratic National Convention.
Eleven New Zealanders have today been honoured for their bravery.
Wintry weekend weather that closed roads and forced a mountain evacuation is likely to be followed by more nasty conditions this week.
It's been five years since fans of Harry Potter tearfully said goodbye to the boy wizard they had grown up with, but a new play, book release and spin-off film are casting his spell all over again.
The Dunedin Amenities Society has completed the first stage of upgrading one of the tracks on its Craigieburn property near Ross Creek.
More Crown support is being sought to continue community development work at Brockville, after initial funding to employ a community development worker ran out.
Organist George Chittenden turns to acknowledge the applause of the audience during a break in his valedictory recital at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday night.
Dr Greg Walker is no Spider-Man, but his research into protecting plants by using tiny biodegradable fibres, like spider webs, has just won him a $25,000 grant.
Police have charged a 58-year-old Dunedin man with possessing a double-barrelled shotgun while intoxicated after an incident on the Otago Peninsula on Saturday.
The legislation set to amalgamate rural and urban fire services was a hot topic at a Dunedin conference for nearly 100 southern "chiefs and deputies'' at the weekend.
Police are reviewing a decision not to prosecute the president of a Dunedin bowling club who took and distributed proceeds from the now defunct club's sale.
A proposed subdivision in a rural-zoned area near Mosgiel would create an undesirable precedent and should not be granted resource consent, a Dunedin City Council planner says.
Otago Regional Council member Louise Croot is concerned that a planned funding cap on the SuperGold Card free bus travel scheme could prove costly for ratepayers.