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A colourful upright piano is now available for members of the public to play outside a Cromwell pharmacy - during office hours.
An Auckland van owner who was injured while trying to stop two people from breaking into his van - one of whom later died in hospital - was acting in self-defence, police say.
A woman has serious injuries after an assault in Christchurch today, while another person involved in the incident is on the run.
Five siblings and a man believed to be their father are getting medical treatment after Dutch police discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm.
Turkey has vowed to press ahead with its offensive in northern Syria despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop.
Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10kg of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law.
Auckland trains were cancelled for several hours today after a car fleeing police was driven on to the platform at Middlemore station.
The notorious Springfield Store & Cafe - dubbed the rudest cafe in New Zealand by some customers - has been sold by the controversial owners to local investors.
The two police officers who arrested the accused Christchurch mosque gunman in March have been honoured at a ceremony in Wellington today.
South Dunedin community hall will host four great bands and hundreds of music lovers at the free Great Sunday Shindig.
A man charged with murder after a shooting in Foxton has been remanded in custody following a court appearance.
Only 12 Powerball-winning tickets have been sold in New Zealand this year, the majority of them being snatched up by males.
Popular US talk show host Stephen Colbert has posted a snap reliving his best Hobbit life while on his very own adventure in New Zealand.
A ribbon-tying initiative in the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin has been launched to support victims of historic sexual abuse, but not everybody is happy.