Lotto scratchie tickets featuring pop band Six60 are being withdrawn after a public backlash.
Pressure is mounting on the Government to release $24 million earmarked for the hurting tourism town of Franz Josef.
Gin drinkers who fancy a twist of lemon with their tipple may be best to switch to a sliver of cucumber this summer.
With a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius forecast in Christchurch today, residents are being urged to keep hydrated and stay sun-smart, while firefighters have helicopters on standby.
Some Central Otago orchards say this season's crop is a write-off, while others are struggling to find enough workers.
From tomorrow, Air New Zealand will require the use of face masks on all international flights to and from New Zealand.
Talleys, Ernest Adams and Yoplait are among hundreds of manufacturers and brands dumping contaminants into New Zealand's drains and getting away with it. You can read the full statements of the companies who responded here.
Frank van Betuw watches as blood red water and globs of yellow animal fat gush from Dunedin's sewers into the Green Island wastewater treatment plant. He knows the company that dumped it isn't allowed to do it and fears it will happen again and again.
A survivor group for people abused while in the care of the Catholic Church says only a fraction of them are coming forward.
The industry body for stone-fruit growers in NZ is reassuring international customers of our Covid-free status, after the virus was reportedly found on fruit packaging in China.
An Otago University public health expert is urging the Govt to seriously consider temporarily closing the border to arrivals from the UK and review the border system, with the new strain rife there thought to be more deadly and infectious.
Parts of the South could be in for some rough weather, including heavy rain for the West Coast and strong winds for Clutha, Southland and Canterbury.
The Immigration Advisers Authority is investigating an alleged scheme at an Auckland Tongan church, which promises residency for cash.
Storm slab avalanches large enough to injure or kill a person have been sighted at Aoraki/Mt Cook after heavy summer snowfall.
Jacinda Ardern has demanded "absolute focus" from her Labour MPs in 2021, noting "on-going vigilance" would be required to avoid another Covid outbreak.