In findings which have startled scientists, new data shows car pollution is killing thousands of New Zealanders each year and costing the country billions of dollars.
A staffing crisis at a psychiatric facility for teenagers with severe mental illness got so severe employees worried it would lead to "serious injury or death".
Britain's Boris Johnson has defied pressure to quit from ministers and a mounting rebellion within his ruling Conservative Party, saying he'll fight off any attempts to oust him as PM over a series of scandals.
The forecast for Dunedin tomorrow and Saturday have prompted organisers to cancel the Winter Octafun event and forced changes to the Midwinter Carnival, which is still going ahead.
Daily Covid-19 cases yesterday returned to levels not seen since April, as a new wave of the disease continues to surge across the country.
When it comes to a battle between a diesel locomotive and a 36-tonne excavator with a special attachment, the excavator will win — eventually.
Dunedin city councillors say they want a partnership with mana whenua and the Otago Regional Council to develop a long-term plan for how the city might grow.
Attitudes about climate change have come a long way since South Dunedin flooded in 2015, one city councillor says.
Hindu devotees release oil lamps to the Buriganga River as they observe Bipottarini Puja in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Two terrified women sat in the darkness of a Catlins camping ground after the man who had broken into their vehicle as they slept disappeared into the darkness.
A busy Covid ward nurse who drove drunk after a cricket celebration has dodged a conviction, paving the way for him to become a New Zealand citizen.
A woman jailed for murdering her 18-month-old daughter can now be named after she abandoned her bid for continued name suppression.
Long walks on the beach at sunset, fun and games, and lots of other night-time activity on a tropical island - Manaaki Hoepo thought, "what could possibly go wrong?".
A Dunedin city councillor who wants to take his own council to the Supreme Court says his reputation was harmed through unprecedented misuse of the council’s code of conduct.