Airways may close seven of its regional air traffic control towers, including Invercargill due to a collapse in traveller numbers.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold strengthened to a category 5 cyclone overnight as it moves away from Fiji and heads to the Tonga group with wind gusts of 285km/h.
Some employers are not passing on all of the wage subsidy they are receiving for workers and are instead pocketing the money for themselves.
An Otago University lecturer and his students have made more than 600 litres of ethanol-based hand sanitiser in the past two weeks and cannot keep up with demand.
Electronic bracelets should be strongly considered for travellers arriving from overseas, prominent scientist Nick Wilson says.
The number of Covid-19 cases linked to cluster events in Bluff and Queenstown has risen again today.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended her decision not to sack Health Minister David Clark after he admitted another lockdown breach.
Fuel sales have dropped dramatically and stocks are building up, creating pressure on storage facilities globally and in New Zealand.
Frontline emergency hospital staff are being told they should wear surgical masks at all times, in a protocol change prompted by overseas evidence.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hit back at the Australian government for telling Kiwis to go home soon if they could not support themselves or access government schemes.
A New Zealand couple stranded in Israel is desperately hoping commercial flights will resume soon, so they can get home to Rotorua.
A woman accused of attacking an Auckland supermarket worker this week has been charged with common assault.
'DIY is in our DNA' as the hardware shop advertising slogan goes, but the Accident Compensation Corporation is asking those emboldened to tackle jobs around the house to take extra care.
Health staff and other essential workers are increasingly reporting being spat at by angry members of the public while trying to work during the lockdown.
The Government has revised last week's sudden suspension of the printing and distribution of community newspapers during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Life and health insurers are trimming their policy offerings in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, because some risks linked to the virus are deemed too great.
NZ has been able to procure more than 200 ventilators from international suppliers to treat Covid-19 patients, despite soaring global demand.