Sir Peter Leitch, aka The Mad Butcher, says he's fighting for his life in hospital.
Teachers recruited to help fill New Zealand’s desperate teacher shortage are being paid below the legal minimum wage, their union says.
It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not.
Ukraine has entered uncharted political waters after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies easily won enough votes to become the next president.
Kiwis with upcoming trips or travel plans to Sri Lanka should get in touch with their travel agent and register with Safe Travel to be alerted to any further risk after the Easter Sunday deadly attacks.
Police in Sri Lanka say an investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence.
Mental health helplines have been inundated with calls from people traumatised by media coverage of the Christchurch terror attacks.
A second person has been killed on the road this Easter Weekend and police are urging drivers to take extra care as they make their way home from the holiday break.
A grieving Auckland woman is seeking legal advice after her elderly partner suffered fatal injuries when he fell into an open tree surround on a busy Newmarket street.
A man has been charged following an alleged shooting that left another man critically injured in a small town south of Auckland.
Authorities have lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.
The Southern District Health Board has breached patients' privacy almost once a week for the past five years, figures show.
Hopping along in a successful bid to track town an egg near the bridal lawn at the Glenfalloch Easter Bunny Hunt is Mila Bareiter (6).
A music festival in the bush went off with a bang and blew patrons' minds despite changeable conditions under a brooding autumn sky in Dunedin on Saturday.
Dunedin global health researchers have gained a $450,000 grant, as part of collaborative efforts to tackle tuberculosis in Indonesia.
Officiating at Mass at an Easter service in Broad Bay celebrating 120 years of historic Polish church Mary Queen of Peace Church is Dunedin Bishop the Most Rev Michael Dooley.
Half a century of elegance and entertainment at Larnach Castle balls has been marked with a stylish new addition to the castle's lawn.