Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has told students graduating from the University of Waikato she learnt more from her losses than her wins during her challenging career.
The first vote in Parliament on a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia is near and is proving to be a heated issue.
The $20 million van Brandenburg bridge at the Dunedin harbourside has got the unanimous backing of the Dunedin City Council.
Female Democratic lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have called for a congressional investigation into allegations by various women of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.
The University of Otago Council has today voted to close the Centre for Materials Science and Technology.
It's shaping up to be a terrible year on the roads for cyclists, with the number of fatalities more than triple that of 2016.
The Dunedin City Council is getting into the festive spirit by offering free parking in the CBD for two days before Christmas.
Primary schools will no longer have to report on National Standards to parents or the Ministry of Education from the new year.
A New Zealand police investigation led to the arrest of a couple in the Philippines after they were caught in the act of live-streaming the sexual abuse of their children.
A team led by New Zealand scientists think they've found a vital clue to developing the first treatment for Huntington's Disease.
A woman posing as a sign language interpreter has baffled the hearing impaired after making gibberish gestures during a crucial police press conference in a high profile serial killer case.
Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire are struggling to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.
A $560 million rapid transport system called SkyCabs has been mooted as the answer to Tauranga's increasingly congested roads.
The South Island should be expecting some much needed rainfall today, while parts of Wellington are now experiencing a meteorological drought, according to Niwa.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken his case to Europe but the EU says it will not recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A Whanganui teacher's sexual offending has been described by his lawyer as a "tremendous fall from grace".
A man has set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub, injuring himself and three others in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.
Work continues yesterday on the new Campus Wonderful Store, a dairy at the corner of Union St East and Forth St, near Otago Polytechnic.
Mary Gamble, a former Dunedin midwife and outspoken health board member, has died.
Feelings were mixed in Mosgiel yesterday as the township's water source switched from a bore supply to the Dunedin city supply.