Smokers are becoming a dwindling breed in New Zealand, with tobacco consumption down 23% in the past five years.
Dunedin Bunnings workers protest during a two-hour strike in Dunedin on Saturday.
A convicted killer who breached her parole conditions has been recalled to prison.
Unions in Australia are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to bin the draft recommendations of the Productivity Commission inquiry into workplace relations.
Dunedin woman Jan Burch, of the NumberWorks'n Words tutoring service, was inspired to shave off her hair when one of her trainee tutors, Frances Barnett, did so for charity.
Police are investigating a collision involving a car and a scooter in Stuart St, Dunedin, yesterday.
US airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in luggage passengers intended to carry onto airplanes during one week in September, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Volkswagen's own staff and one of its suppliers warned years ago about software designed to thwart emissions tests, two German newspapers reported, as the automaker tries to uncover whether its executives knew about the cheating.
There should be more contraceptive advice given to parents of children in the care of Child, Youth and Family, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says.
Hamilton Zoo is closed today as the funeral is held for one of its much-loved senior staff members who was mauled by a tiger.
Memorialising pets is becoming big business in Dunedin, with up to 50 pets cremated in the city a week.
France says it has launched its first air strikes in Syria, destroying an Islamic State training camp in the east of the country to prevent the group from carrying out attacks against French interests and to protect civilians.
China's President Xi Jinping has told the United Nations that all Chinese women have the opportunity to excel, touting his government's record on women's rights as the United States criticised Beijing and others for jailing women for their views.
A male youth has been arrested after families in Mount Pleasant in Christchurch received threatening letters.
Nell Mace-David (7) made a rabbit lantern at the Dunedin Chinese Garden's Moon Festival celebrations yesterday.
Anglican Bishop of Christchurch Victoria Matthews at a solemn sung Mass and procession on Saturday morning to mark the Caversham parish of St Peter's 150th anniversary.
To mark World Rivers Day, regional councils yesterday released their latest water quality data through a collaborative Land, Air, Water, Aotearoa (Lawa) internet site.
Public feedback has been ''extremely positive'' about an interactive photographic exhibition at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, involving 19th-century photographs of Princes St, Dunedin, museum director Jennifer Evans says.
Logan Park High School musicians (from) left Ethan Gaffney (17), Ava Straw (16) and Desiree Heinz-Farrington (16) perform at an outdoor lunchtime concert marking the end of the school's Youth Week.
A protest outside the Dunedin office of Dunedin National list MP and Cabinet Minister Michael Woodhouse yesterday aimed to raise awareness about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.