Armed police are present in Mosgiel after they were called to an incident earlier this evening.
Bill English says Winston Peters has always performed a "maverick role" in politics - a description Mr Peters has labelled unwise.
Puerto Rico's medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Prison guards fired rubber bullets and pepper spray to quell a riot involving more than 160 inmates at a central California penitentiary in which one prisoner was stabbed to death and eight others wounded, state corrections officials said.
A handheld gadget used to scan for diseases in the sci-fi series Star Trek could soon become reality, with a new Kiwi study targeting our high rates of skin cancer.
As Labour's 17 new MPs gathered for a photo with leader Jacinda Ardern at Parliament today there was another newbie more interested in taking a nap.
The man who's often been referred to by some as the most powerful non-elected politician in the country is quitting.
An Auckland family has fallen victim to a vicious political attack after their house was vandalised with election hate speech.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she will start making calls to potential support partner NZ First leader Winston Peters later this week but it was clear he wanted time to reflect and talk to colleagues first.
The future of the Ban 1080 Party, which draws most of its votes from the West Coast-Tasman electorate, will be reassessed after an abysmal result at the ballot box on Saturday.
Dunedin police are appealing for information after a mobility scooter was stolen from a St Kilda address.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern knows she's lost and has about a 25% chance of forming a government, according to a left-wing backer.
The US will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia.
A mum and her two young children have been rescued from an upturned boat on the Hokianga Harbour in Northland.
Police swarmed the Head Hunters Motorcycle Club clubrooms in Ellerslie this morning after restraining a senior gang member's property worth $6 million.
Police are searching for a man driving a blue sedan after a series of suspicious approaches of teenage girls in South Dunedin last week.
The Dunedin City Council is set to start removing what remains of the historic Sutton suspension bridge next week.
Records are expected to tumble as a spring heatwave grips Queensland's southeast corner, with some places to be hotter than the state's extreme far north.
Wild weather is beginning to wreak havoc in central and southern NZ with powerful winds and lightning storms pounding the country this morning.
Mexicans packed churches to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors.