The South Island's streak of no Covid-19 community cases ended over the weekend, prompting discussions about how to reduce further spread.
Two people were killed and four others, including a police officer, have been injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in Boise, Idaho, in the US.
A 31-year-old Dunedin man allegedly pretending to be a teenager is facing charges relating to the sexual grooming of a young person.
Workers at businesses where vaccine passports are required will have four weeks to get the jab, under a sweeping mandate the PM says is "absolutely not" a government overreach.
The Delta outbreak has been grim for New Zealand, but the head of the Government's Covid-19 Public Health Advisory Group says it will ultimately speed up our reopening to the world.
A police officer caught on camera pushing a man over and insulting a woman at a Christchurch party will not face criminal charges.
Victoria has recorded 1510 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths as new pandemic laws are set to be introduced to state parliament.
Dunedin Police were kept busy due to multiple incidents at the weekend including an accident where a man crashed his car into a power pole after dropping coffee on his lap.
US President Joe Biden has signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travellers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe.
National Party leader Judith Collins has come out firmly against creating a "two-class system" by bringing in vaccine certificates, but she also wants to bring in vaccine certificates.
Sammy's, the University Oval Grandstand and Maori Hill Coronation Hall head a list of 21 Dunedin City Council buildings considered to be earthquake-prone.
The death of Māori All Blacks and Chiefs Super Rugby star Sean Wainui is being investigated as a suspected suicide, the Coroner has confirmed.
Cabinet is expected to sign off on shorter MIQ stays in the lead up to Christmas and to start scrapping MIQ in favour of home isolation for more travellers soon after.
A former Mongrel Mob prospect found guilty of murdering Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning seven years ago has today been cleared of her killing, after it was found his Foetal Alcohol Spectrum...