Canterbury public health chiefs admit people suffering from the Bromley stench are going through hell, but caution a health register might not be the best way to monitor its impact.
A full review has been launched by health board bosses after a mental health patient on community leave has been accused of murdering a mother-of-four in a random street stabbing.
It was 5am, -3 deg C and dark as Ruby, an 11-year-old labrador, stood outside a suburban laundromat - completely lost.
Health reporter Emma Russell talks to a bowel cancer patient, a hospital anaesthetist and a GP about the changes
Environmental activists have presented a petition to ban single-use plastic bottles to Parliament today, with the backing of 100,000 signatures.
A woman serving life for murder caused $18,370 in damage when she got on to the roof of Christchurch Women's Prison - and began smashing everything with a metal bar.
The firefighters union says its industrial action will continue next week, but stoppages have been avoided now negotiations are resuming.
A top epidemiologist is calling for mandatory isolation for those who contract the flu, treating the illness the same way we deal with Covid-19.
A funeral service has been held in Christchurch for the woman killed while walking home from work in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon.
New Zealand will stay at the orange traffic light setting, as the Ministry of Health reports 7423 new community Covid cases and 19 more deaths with the disease.
A man who died of an aggressive form of asbestos-related cancer was not eligible for substantial ACC compensation because he didn't sign a piece of paper.
The family of five boys killed in a drink-driving accident say a two-and-a-half year prison sentence is far from enough to address the lifetime of suffering they'll endure without their loved ones.
Jacinda Ardern has used her speech to NATO leaders to push NZ's "fiercely held" independent foreign policy while also condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine as an affront to the world.
A common medicine, Accuretic, taken to manage blood pressure is being recalled after it was found to contain a carcinogen.
The Government is moving ahead with a second Mt Victoria tunnel for Wellington and light rail running from the central railway station to Island Bay as its "preferred choice".
Police have confirmed sound cannons were deployed against protesters at the Parliament occupation in Wellington earlier this year.
A full review has been launched by health board bosses after a mental health patient on community leave is accused of murdering a mother-of-four in a random street stabbing.
A man has been arrested and drugs and ammunition seized following the search of a known gang property in Christchurch.