A Nelson tramper reported overdue by several days from a two-week trip in the headwaters of the Whataroa River was found alive and well this morning by police search and rescue.
A ''huge weight'' has lifted from Carers' Society Otago in the form of a six-month funding reprieve, but its long-term future is uncertain.
Finance Minister Bill English has responded to a warning about a "sharp correction" in the housing market, saying that skyrocketing house prices "cannot go on forever".
A toddler was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in Nelson yesterday.
The body of a dead man clutching a lifejacket washed ashore early this morning.
The defence has suggested it was Mark Lundy's brother-in-law who bludgeoned to death his sister and niece.
A helicopter has crashed at speed into a paddock near Te Awamutu, injuring a passenger.
A stand-off with an armed man, who is alone in a Tasmanian home, has stretched into a second day.
A record-setting run of snowstorms that has pounded the US northeast over the past two weeks has taken a heavy toll on Massachusetts, prompting officials to shut Boston's mass-transit service to allow time to clear the rails.
US President Barack Obama has signalled he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred tools to resolve the crisis.
The Southern District Health Board has moved swiftly to allay fears of a downgrade of Dunedin Hospital after more than 10,000 people joined a social media campaign in just over three days.
A teenage boy disrupted an armed man early this morning who had set fire to a couch in his Canterbury home.
Police divers searching for a woman who did not surface from a crayfish dive at the weekend have found a body.
A pedestrian remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car near a busy roundabout in Auckland yesterday.
A proposed trial date for alleged Ashburton Work and Income double killer Russell John Tully has been set down for May this year.
The scrapping of nearly one million book loans to schools each year will let down students who are not prepared for digital alternatives, the Labour Party says.
Fears Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis had a bomb during the 16-hour ordeal kept police from storming the Lindt cafe but officers have been disappointed by comments from a hostage.
Beaches in northern NSW will remain closed after a Japanese surfer was killed in the the sixth shark fatality in Australian waters in 12 months.
The father of a 9-year-old who is HIV positive says he can't give virus-suppressing medication to his son because it would be like "killing my child".
Prime Minister John Key says he stands by his decision not to stand former Mike Sabin down as a select committee chairman when he knew Mr Sabin was facing problems.