The Christchurch man found guilty last week of murdering five people from the same family has now been handed a life sentence for each of his victims by a Fijian judge.
Former TV3 political editor Tova O'Brien has lost her Employment Relations Authority case with her former workplace - and has been ordered to pay $2000.
Panic buying has seen supplies of Covid medication fly off the shelves from some Auckland supermarkets and pharmacies ahead of the looming Omicron outbreak.
There are eight new community cases of Omicron to report today, bringing the total in New Zealand to 19 the Ministry of Health has revealed.
New Zealand's plan to slow the spread of Omicron is sensible and should help to reduce the peak of the outbreak, says an epidemiologist based in Australia.
Natalie Crowther is "so thankful" for the Sumner Lifeboat crew after a kayaking trip to a secluded cave between Scarborough and Taylors Mistake turned dangerous.
People living near the fire-damaged Christchurch wastewater treatment plant have been putting up with the effects of "the stench" for weeks now.
Christchurch mother-of-four Charnae Pyke has created a Facebook page where school uniforms are passed on for free.
New locations of interest have been announced by health officials as being connected to people who have the highly transmissible Omicron variant.
Canterbury police have attended to the highest rate of firearms-related call-outs in New Zealand over the last five years.
Air New Zealand is expecting more cases of Omicron among its crews, with others now showing symptoms, chief executive Greg Foran says.
The Government needs to declare a health workforce emergency as Omicron threatens to rip through the community, a senior doctors' union is urging.
Omicron could infect half of all New Zealanders within a few a months, says a leading data modeller.
All of New Zealand is now in the Red traffic light zone for the first time, after confirmation that cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 had been found in both the North and South Islands.
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.
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.