National leader Christopher Luxon says the government went into a go-slow mode around Covid-19 over the summer, and urgently needs to increase availability of rapid antigen tests.
Corrections staff who are victims of sexual assault in prison are not being treated sensitively or offered adequate support, a staff union says.
Tonga faces a long road to recovery, with most of the population affected by the violent eruption and tsunami that followed, and many areas still scrambling to restore basic necessities.
There are 24 new community cases of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has confirmed in a statement today.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding to partner Clarke Gayford, as the country prepares to move to the red traffic light setting at 11.59pm tonight.
The Prime Minister has confirmed the whole country will enter the red light setting at 11.59pm tonight after testing confirmed the Covid cluster in Nelson-Marlborough is the Omicron variant and it originated after a wedding in Auckland.
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead in Christchurch yesterday.
Deep beneath the waves on a remote part of the Northern Territory coastline, a Japanese shipwreck hides a tale of conflict, tragedy and secret friendship with the Aboriginal people.
Ireland is to scrap almost all its Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday after coming though the storm of the Omicron variant that led to a massive surge in infections, Prime Minister Micheal Martin...
Samoa's Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has announced the country will be going into lockdown from 6pm tonight until 6pm on Monday evening.
Five flights have now been linked to the nine cases in the Nelson region reported yesterday, meanwhile the suspected Omicron case of an Auckland Airport worker also reported yesterday has been confirmed the Omicron variant.
NSW has reported 20,148 new Covid-19 cases and 30 deaths as the state's parents wait to hear the government's plan to keep children safe when school returns.
A selection of veteran cars gathered at the Octagon in Dunedin for the annual Dunedin-Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run.
Vans have a notorious reputation for being the vehicle of choice for fleeing burglars, kidnappers and covert surveillance.
Talk is mounting on the left that Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will not seek a third term at October's local body elections and will endorse a rising star on council, North Shore councillor Richard...
Southern GPs have been warned they could be treating as many as 5000 Covid-19 patients a month within a matter of weeks, should an Omicron outbreak sweep across Otago and Southland.
Members of Dunedin’s Tongan community came together to share hugs, tears, prayers and a specialist education last night in an effort to support each other and better understand the tragedy that had...
Successive years of successful breeding seasons could one day put Dunedin on the map as just the second mainland breeding colony of the threatened New Zealand sea lion in the past 150 years.
After 25 years in prison and 336 counselling sessions, a North Otago killer is still not fit for release, the Parole Board says.