A University of Waikato student won the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Dunedin Aria finals at the Mayfair Theatre last night.
Firefighters were unable to revive a person after a house fire in west Auckland this evening.
Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras has stormed back into office with an unexpectedly decisive election victory, claiming a clear mandate to steer Greece's battered economy to recovery.
The suggestion that Winston Peters could be prime minister in a job-share agreement if NZ First holds the balance of power is a joke, John Key says.
Preliminary discussions in the Kim Dotcom extradition hearing have been dominated by finger pointing over alleged dirty tactics from both sides.
A new board being recruited to oversee Forsyth Barr Stadium's physical requirements could also advise the Dunedin City Council on its $89 million investment property portfolio, it has been suggested.
One person has died in a collision between a car and a truck in the Waimana Gorge in the Bay of Plenty.
A man in a wheelchair was killed when he was struck by a freight train on the Kapiti Coast this morning.
Evacuations are looming as heavy rain pounds parts of the North Island today, causing slips, flooding and fast-rising rivers.
A man who was believed to be intoxicated died in police custody in Rotorua on Saturday afternoon.
Police have named the man who died in a head-on collision in Canterbury yesterday.
All Blacks fans will be pleased with this morning's 26-16 win against Argentina in London, but many bars opening in the early hours to host the Rugby World Cup game live didn't get customers they might have expected.
Casey Pike, of Alex and the Lads, performs during Ampathon 2015 at Re:Fuel in Dunedin on Saturday. Amped Music project co ordinator Dallas Synnott said 10 bands and performers were part of the Ampathon gig this year.
Thirteen migrants, including six children, died when their boat was wrecked in Turkish waters, a Turkish coastguard source said.
Miniature creator and collector Margaret Lindsay holds a $2 coin for scale against her model of 178 Queen St. PHOTOS: GRETA YEOMAN
One in three people born in Britain in 2015 will develop dementia, according to an analysis commissioned by the charity campaign group Alzheimer's Research UK.
Europe must share responsibility for coping with mass migration, Germany's chancellor said, cautioning that her country could not shelter those who moved solely for economic reasons.
An inaugural walk to raise awareness about motor neurone disease attracted more than 200 people in Dunedin yesterday.
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists he has appointed incoming new ministers on merit. They do not include ousted leader Tony Abbott or Joe Hockey, who was treasurer.
The Dunedin City Council is being warned online voting could open democracy's door to hackers.