The creation of a specialist emergency services "volcanic response crew" was discussed in the years leading up to the Whakaari / White Island tragedy.
A schizophrenic man who committed violent crimes in Australia will be deported to New Zealand despite having little connection to this country.
Meeting All Blacks, posing for superhero portraits and a first-ever flight ensured a day to remember for some Koru Care kids.
Twenty-nine schools which were offered the government's funded lunch in schools programme turned down the free food.
An oil painting by Pablo Picasso sold for $US103.4 million at a Christie's auction in New York, smashing its presale estimate of $55 million.
Israeli planes renewed air strikes in Gaza early on Saturday and Hamas militants responded by firing rockets into Israel as their battle entered a fifth night and U.S. and Arab diplomats sought an...
Major universities in northern Taiwan are shifting to online learning and some museums will shut as the island grapples with a rare spike in domestic Covid-19 infections, taking urgent measures to...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that world leaders and tech firms looking to stamp out violent extremism online would need to focus efforts on understanding social media...
One of the victims of the supermarket stabbing has been discharged from hospital as three others continue their recovery.
A Clutha man who used a pool cue to violate a rugby player made a bid to have his sentence reviewed — until threatened with imprisonment.
Plants outside the Dunedin District Court have been infected by a sap-sucking pest, and the Ministry of Justice plans to tackle the problem at its root.
A bold proposal for housing at Forbury Park has emerged and could reinvigorate South Dunedin by providing affordable homes and help the low-lying suburb adapt to climate change.
A recidivist thief with more than 160 convictions might be an "old dog" but he is capable of "new tricks", his lawyer says.
A Dunedin family will achieve a rare treble today at the University of Otago’s latest graduation ceremonies.
An Otago man who says he waited almost a year for a diagnostic scan for suspected prostate cancer says improvements to the southern cancer treatment system cannot come fast enough.