All those plastic bags floating around after shopping expeditions can now be recycled under a joint initiative between the retail sector, the packaging industry and the Government.
Thomas the guinea pig has been given a last-minute reprieve after his owners accepted offers to pay for the injured pet’s surgery bill.
None of University of Otago’s buildings contain the cladding being blamed as a cause for last week’s deadly London fire.
The Athenaeum theatre in the Octagon is set to begin a new life as a flexible space for performers.
An Auckland pathology laboratory has lost its accreditation for examining tissue samples because levels of a toxic gas got so high staff had to be evacuated almost daily.
Matt McCarten has pulled out of his Movement for Change programme, slammed by Act as being a Labour campaign "sweat shop".
Two people are seriously injured after a car rolled near Gore this evening.
German prosecutors said they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month.
Australia said it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft triggered a Russian threat against Washington-led coalition planes.
Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told "ABC News" in a report.
Winston Peters has ramped up criticism of Bill English over the Todd Barclay affair - saying the Prime Minister should resign.
Medical researchers in Australia are taking to the skies to find ways to counter jetlag.
More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the UN says, describing the war on Islamic State as "one of the most brutal" in modern history.
The Turnbull government insists its proposed trial to drug test people on welfare is not about stripping payments off vulnerable Australians.
Police have identified the owner of a four-wheel-drive which was involved in an illegal furniture dumping incident in central Dunedin last month.
There are fresh calls for all police officers to be armed as New Zealand faces a "second wave" of drug and organised crime with significant international ties, a new report claims.
Two unemployed Mosgiel men have been arrested following a string of Nissan thefts in Dunedin.
A gas hob left on in a restaurant overnight caused the evacuation of a building in central Dunedin.
A woman resorted to using a tractor to drive through rising waters to open her store after flooding left the main highway to the Far North virtually impassable.
Labour MP Clare Curran is threatening to pull out of the Mondelez working party and has accused the multinational of showing ''contempt'' for the community.