There is no more money in the government kitty for nurses but what's available could be restructured, Health Minister David Clark says.
A van struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and injuring three, hours after R&B artist Bruno Mars had performed, police said.
The palliative care sector is warning a crisis for New Zealand's ageing population is imminent as not enough people are being trained in end-of-life care.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains.
Water is the new gold in Otago and there is a mountain of work to bring water allocation in the area in line with the rest of the country before time runs out.
Services have resumed at Dunedin Airport this afternoon after major fog disruptions today.
A suspected gunman was shot dead and 22 people were injured after a dispute among rival gangs erupted into gunfire at an arts festival in New Jersey.
Nurses have rejected the latest pay offer from district health boards, but are holding off on strike action for now.
Funding awarded to Emergency Management Southland will help to connect communities throughout the country for better preparedness in the case of civil defence emergencies.
A Queenstown couple have been honoured by police for saving a jumpmaster's life following a tandem skydiving crash in Lake Wakatipu.
One of the country's biggest poultry shows has once again proved popular, with entries from as far afield as Nelson and the West Coast.
It could be said some ways to jump on the marketing bandwagon are cheesier than others, and this one is, literally.
Ben Smith is confident the All Blacks can put on a decent show against the French in his home town this Saturday.
Events marking World Juggling Day are likely to become an annual event, after the sun shone on activities in Dunedin over the weekend.
Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of The Hobbit reenacted a major battle.
Dozens of people have attended a candlelight vigil for a young girl who died after being hit by an elderly driver in the car park of a Sunshine Coast shopping centre.
A video that has emerged of a fight between a group of Ashburton College pupils targeting one teen has left a mother fearing for her child's safety.
Fire crews were called out to the Dunedin Energy Centre this morning after reports of a burning smell coming from one of the walls.
Thousands of men and women will hold vigils across Australia tonight for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon, found dead in an inner-Melbourne park.
A mother invested $100,000 in a house to share with her family only to be locked out of the property and physically threatened.