Diners and shoppers have been evacuated from the Newmarket Plaza Food Hall after a fire broke in the building this afternoon.
A jury has found three people not guilty of criminal negligence causing death in connection with a train derailment that killed 47 in the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec.
A stash of guns, $2.5m in cash and 2kg of meth have been found at a Te Atatu property by police who were called to break up a couple of men fighting with golf clubs.
Two people were hit by a car and injured - one critically - during a street fight in Panmure early today, police say.
Sleep may be harder to come by for some people over the next few days as much of the country is in the grip of warmer-than-normal night-time temperatures.
Scorching temperatures are set to continue on Australia's east coast, as both Victoria and New South Wales brace for temperatures above 40degC.
The US military has put countering China and Russia at the centre of a new national defence strategy.
As Kim Dotcom gets ready for his Queenstown wedding today, his lawyers are apparently serving "a multibillion-dollar damages claim" against the Government.
Dunedin's Animal Rescue Network and its 40 cat foster families are under heavy pressure caring for a record 250 stray kittens and cats.
Sophia Caldwell (10), of Dunedin, was unable to use the St Clair playground swings this week as the equipment was padlocked.
Dozens of official complaints have been made about Mosgiel's water since the source of supply was changed late last year.
Having a face-to-face conversation with Harry Willis is likely to give you a neck injury at the moment.
Rain, rain, come again another day — please. Both farmers and gardeners are hoping the recent rain across Otago and Southland is not a one-off.
Jacinda Ardern opens the front door of her Auckland suburban home in bare feet.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pregnancy is likely to have an impact on social policy in New Zealand, a University of Otago politics lecturer says.
A trial banning vehicles from the forecourt in front of the Dunedin Railway Station could lead to a permanent change, the Dunedin City Council says.
Jacinda Ardern is set to make her mark in history again, as the first New Zealand prime minister to give birth in office — and just the second in the world.
As a former MP and cabinet minister Pete Hodgson had some big jobs, but his new role steering the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital is his biggest yet.
Climate change and its implications for Dunedin have been a factor in the Otago Regional Council’s decision-making for some time and will probably become even more important.
There is no time to "dilly-dally" when it comes to climate change, says Associate Prof Huhana Smith.