A spectator has been sentenced to community work and ordered to pay $1000 after assaulting a teenage referee at his son's under-12s rugby game.
The Dunedin City Council is planning trial closures of the Octagon, including a full closure from January 27 to February 16, and partial closures from February 17 to March 23.
This week's announcement by Aurora Energy of a substantial increase in line charges has sent shockwaves through the region.
A group of Wanaka residents have launched a campaign to make the town free of single-use coffee cups in two years time.
The defence has closed its case for the man accused of murdering Grace Millane, asking the jury to deliver a not guilty verdict.
How much longer can the United Kingdom and the United States continue to be part of the Five Eyes alliance under their current governments?
Pop newcomers Lizzo, Billie Eilish and country rapper Lil Nas X dominated Grammy nominations on Wednesday in a list for the highest awards in the music industry that favoured diversity.
There was a lucky escape for two kittens who were found in a vehicle ready for demolition at a Wellington car wrecker.
A 47-year-old woman accused of murdering Christchurch woman Angela Blackmoore nearly 25 years ago has been released on bail.
The Crown has closed its case against the man accused of murdering Grace Millane, telling the jury the defendant "eroticised" the death of the British backpacker.
A dramatic photo shows the moment a woman in her 70s was allegedly carjacked in a suburban Christchurch street on Monday afternoon.
A witness has told a court how a Dunedin doctor twice offered a teenage girl money for sex – just weeks before he allegedly murdered her.
Victorians are bracing for potentially catastrophic fires; Tasmania is facing its most dangerous conditions this season and it's another difficult day in NSW, with smoke continuing to be cloaked in smoke.
Police are appealing for dash cam footage taken at the time Christchurch cyclist Fyfa Dawson was killed after being hit by a truck.
It's set to be a very hot, dry end to November with some areas due for no rain at all before December 1.
Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university tried to flee through the sewers, but firefighters prevented further escape bids by blocking a manhole into the system.