The death of Māori All Blacks and Chiefs Super Rugby star Sean Wainui is being investigated as a suspected suicide, the Coroner has confirmed.
Cabinet is expected to sign off on shorter MIQ stays in the lead up to Christmas and to start scrapping MIQ in favour of home isolation for more travellers soon after.
former Mongrel Mob prospect found guilty of murdering Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning seven years ago has today been cleared of her killing, after it was found his Foetal Alcohol Spectrum...
A Covid-19 modeller thinks the government should make it a requirement for those travelling to the South Island to first provide a negative test result.
A man has been arrested after reports of indecent assaults at New Brighton beach in Christchurch this afternoon.
Family of Kiwi rapper Todd Williams, who died of a heart attack two months ago in Melbourne, have spoken out, saying his death was “hijacked by anti-vaxxers”.
A fatal crash involving a truck and motorbike in Canterbury this morning has raised the holiday weekend road toll to eight.
Kiwi music great Sir Dave Dobbyn has come out in support of the Covid vaccine - but says the fight should be against the virus, not people.
A pedestrian has been critically hurt after being struck by a truck in the Waimakariri District, in Canterbury.
State Highway 1 south of Christchurch has reopened after a fatal crash on the Rakaia River bridge this morning closed the road for several hours.
Complaints about the government's Three Waters Reform TV adverts have described them as misinformation, untrue and a taxpayer-funded propaganda campaign.
An Orewa man is incredulous after giving a distressed woman a lift to the police station only to find out she was Covid-positive and meant to be isolating at home.
A health expert wants double vaccination to be mandatory on all domestic flights, in the wake of the South Island’s first Covid-19 case in more than a year.
Planned benefit boosts must be brought forward to help meet basic costs for the surging numbers of people struggling to afford basic necessities, say social workers.
Drug-checking services at summer festivals will now be funded, after demand soared in the last year.
The MP for the Marlborough region claims lax controls contributed to a Covid-19 case being detected in Blenheim.
The Labour Weekend holiday road toll has risen to seven after two people died in a crash near Whangārei.
A woman was crushed between two cars, while a police car was damaged in separate incidents involving groups of Taranaki boy racers.