A diver has gone missing off Canterbury's Banks Peninsula.
Mexico has arrested a former police chief at the heart of an investigation into the disappearance and likely massacre of 43 trainee teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala two years ago.
Images taken by NASA indicate a missing space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of Mars, the European Space Agency says.
A man is facing a serious assault charge after a 43-year-old man was repeatedly stabbed in Paeroa.
Canada's trade minister has walked out of talks in Belgium, declaring that the EU was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic free trade deal designed to boost growth in both economies.
Dunedin Airport had to be evacuated for about 30 minutes today in what turned out to be a false alarm.
Donald Trump gained on Hillary Clinton among voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half despite a string of women accusing him of unwanted sexual advances and his claims that the election process is rigged, a new poll shows.
A woman has suffered a head injury after a car crash in Dunedin's Cumberland St.
Ewen MacDonald, the man acquitted of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy is a free man and in love.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected reports elite New Zealand troops are playing a combat role in northern Iraq.
International education institutes with links to visa fraud should be named and shamed, the Labour Party said after new data showed "endemic'' levels of fraudulent activity.
A mother and her two young boys have been rescued after a cold, wet night in the Tararua Range.
The yellow and red uniforms of 115 St Clair surf life-savers are set to become a regular sight on the Dunedin beach once again.
Worksafe has started a safety review of Delta after a whistleblower raised serious concerns over the lines network it maintains.
More than 90 Minis will participate in New Zealand Mini Nationals in Dunedin this weekend.
A wooden fence and safety barriers have been put in Lower Stuart St in preparation for a $20 million restoration and upgrade project at Dunedin’s historic courthouse.
Fishing licence sales since the start of the season have been buoyant in the South as sales in other regions flounder.
The University of Otago is planning to build a $15 million recording studio and music production facility, mothballing its present Albany St building.
A leaked internal email has revealed Dunedin City Council-owned Delta this year stopped prioritising work on its most dangerous power poles in favour of other work.
Landscaping work at the University of Otago which has been plagued with delays will finish six months behind the original schedule, but not over budget, the university says.