Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Australian Government is being overly sensitive about New Zealand’s offer to take Manus Island refugees.
An unplanned power outage has affected 100 customers in Fairfield this afternoon.
Heavy rainfall has drenched Timaru, with more than three times as much rain falling in the past 24 hours as the town got in the entire month of November.
Police have named the woman pedestrian killed in a crash with a car at an intersection in north Dunedin.
New York police will adjust security plans for the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of revelers in Times Square after a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel earlier this week.
More than 270 people graduated in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in arts, music, theology and with bachelor of applied science degrees, at the 1pm ceremony at Dunedin Town Hall today.
A man arrested on a cruise ship at Port Chalmers over alleged sexual abuse will appear in court on Friday.
The new Government has cut back a plan by former Education Minister Nikki Kaye to pay a bonus of up to $17,500 to all beginning teachers who work in any Auckland school for at least three years.
An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria's main gas pipeline hub killed one person and injured 21 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off.
DNA analysis of droppings found on Whenua Hou have determined they are not from a rat.
South Canterbury residents flocked to Waimate on Saturday for the annual Waimate Strawberry Fare.
Monday afternoon saw firefighters battling burning scrub near Clyde.
A German soldier was charged with plotting to kill senior politicians because of their support for refugees and trying to make it look like asylum seekers carried out the murders.
A sickening video of a kitten being stoned has been circulating online - and animal rights groups are calling for the culprits to be named and prosecuted.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against him.
Cancer patients around the country are waiting months to receive their first bout of potentially life-saving treatment as hospitals struggle to keep up with demand.
Fees for Dunedin residents taking waste to city landfills is set to rise by 25% as the Emissions Trading Scheme forces prices up.
The jolly fat man in the red suit visited the Canterbury provinces over the weekend.
Confirmation that four new properties have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis - including three in Southland - is "not good news".
The Otago Regional Council has put its hand up in support of new road safety programme "any number is too many" aimed at reducing deaths on the road.