A stint in an Invercargill borstal was the beginning of 40 years in prison for a man physically abused at the notorious Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital.
After a six-month battle against acute myeloid leukaemia, Christchurch girl Eva Sallabanks spent a year free of the disease but two months ago it returned.
A warning has been issued to everyone who was at Wellington Airport when a Covid-infected traveller arrived in the country and departed.
Up to 2500 people visited Te Papa around the time a Covid-infected Sydney tourist attended, the museum has revealed.
One man charged in relation to the fatal attack on MMA fighter Fau Vake has pleaded guilty and his name suppression lapsed, while three others have pleaded not guilty.
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a mid-Canterbury golf course earlier this month has been moved to the Burwood Spinal Unit for further treatment.
There are no new community cases of Covid-19 to report in New Zealand today, but four cases in managed isolation.
Wellington is now in alert level 2 after a Covid-19 positive man from Sydney visited several locations in the capital at the weekend.
New Zealand has halted its quarantine-free travel bubble with New South Wales as Sydney battles a growing Covid outbreak.
Australian ski tourists should be forced to download and use New Zealand's Covid Tracer app as part of newly proposed measures to guard against a fresh virus outbreak, an expert says.
Cat burglars are well-known, but crooks, cops and aggrieved car owners are now becoming familiar with cat converter thefts.
A separate "Māori ACC" is needed to ensure Māori get the help they need, a Māori health advocate says.
The travelling public is set to enjoy quarantine-free flights with Victoria, nearly a month after a Covid outbreak hit the Australian state. There are no new community or MIQ cases to report in NZ today.
Police and Auckland Council have increased patrols in the suburban streets decimated by Saturday's tornado amid fears from residents their properties are being targeted by looters.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended the selection of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics, a decision that has fuelled a debate over inclusion and fairness in sport.
A British doctor says she feels let down by a government which pleaded for healthcare workers but has now gone silent on how they can become residents.
A landlord living in a sleepout behind her main rented house has been told to remove her garden furniture as she has no right to share the garden, laundry or mailbox with her tenants.