Drumming up support for the Cancer Society's Daffodil Day appeal is easy if you're cricketer Brendon McCullum.
Police feared what lay in wait for them at a Milton shearers' quarters after reports of a possible homicide sparked an armed police response.
Warnings are in place for motorists as a wild weather system lashing the country bears down on the South.
Up to 100 litres of diesel, a welder and some tools were taken froma farm at Momona at the weekend.
A sports car stolen from North Dunedin has been recovered following a police pursuit.
Austria and Germany have thrown their borders open to thousands of exhausted migrants bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government that tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people.
The captain of the bombed Rainbow Warrior says he accepts the apology of a former French secret service officer who was part of a team that planted the fatal device - but says justice has not been done.
A University of Otago scientist, who took a ''complicated path'' to Dunedin, won a $25,000 grant for women in science at a ceremony in Sydney last night.
A man fatally shot by police outside McDonald's in Upper Hutt has been remembered as a "good kid'' by a woman who "loved him like a son''.
Police investigating a crash on the Haast Pass have confirmed the identity of a Taiwan tourist killed yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council's Wall Street mall could soon be on the market as the city gears up to consider asset sales.
Two managers of popular Auckland Indian restaurant chain Masala have admitted paying workers as little as $2 an hour.
An 18-year-old Timaru woman drank herself to death while partying with friends, a coroner has found.
A woman tried to "talk down" a gunman before he was shot dead by police in Upper Hutt this afternoon, her boss says.
The owner of inner-city Dunedin bar The Break, arrested following an intimidation complaint involving a Mongrel Mob member as ''an enforcer'', is selling the venue.
Snow has been falling in Dunedin and other parts of Otago and Southland as a burst of cold air comes across the country.
Nine children rehearsing for a singing contest at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill this afternoon have been rushed to hospital.
A man who was trapped after his truck plunged into a riverbed near Ashburton has died.
Private prison operator Serco is facing fines of more than $1 million over failings at Mt Eden prison.
The author of the first book to be banned in New Zealand for at least 22 years is asking: "Will I be burnt next?"