The Delta strain of Covid-19 crept ever closer to the South yesterday, after confirmation of two community transmission cases in Christchurch led to a scare at the Macraes mine in East Otago.
Cancer diagnoses dropped 9% during this year’s nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, but how Alert Level 4 affected southern cancer services remains unclear.
Brad Stephenson - who is on day 13 of his stay at an Auckland MIQ facility - has been given a brief window of time to visit his dying father in Tauranga.
The government is considering requiring some travellers to be vaccinated to fly between regions, but warns there are complications to account for.
Act leader David Seymour has visited Auckland for the first time since the Delta outbreak, saying it has given him a greater appreciation of the struggle those in the city are facing.
An electric bicycle and scooter retailer in Redwood has been targeted for the fourth time this year, with the latest incident involving a staff member being threatened by a taser-wielding thief.
The father of former Crusaders, Chiefs and Māori All Blacks rugby player Sean Wainui has issued an emotional message to Aotearoa following the loss of his son.
Kiwi sailing great and America's Cup hero Sir Russell Coutts has launched a stinging attack on the Government, accusing it of turning into a "dictatorship".
There are 89 new cases of Covid-19 to report in New Zealand this afternoon and Christchurch will stay at alert level 2 despite two new community cases in the city.
The family of former All Black Bernie Fraser is pleading for information after a storage unit filled with memorabilia was sold without his or the family's knowledge.
ACC has lost its way and a review needs to start by looking at senior management and the culture it is creating, a lawyer says.
While thousands of stranded New Zealanders pin their hopes on an imminent MIQ announcement, the lobby system for bookings is already being gamed by a third party group.
The Ministry of Health says there are two positive Covid-19 cases in Christchurch from the same household.
Two years after the former head of southern Victim Support was jailed for child sex offences, he continues to claim his innocence.
National leader Judith Collins has further clarified her party's position on vaccine mandates, saying she backs the Government's decision to mandate that employees of certain businesses be vaccinated.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says regulators are poised for final approval to rollout a Covid-19 vaccine for children.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has described the decision to force through the Three Waters reforms as "a blatant grab for unbridled political power".