Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust cavalcade, John Black's farm, Clinton, Sunday, February 22, 2015. Photos by Hamish MacLean.
World Cup 2015 cricket, Sri Lanka v Afghanistan, University Oval, Dunedin, Sunday, February 22, 2015. Photos Peter McIntosh.
Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists say.
Auckland Council has just announced a big step forward in its City Rail Link project, revealing details of the deal struck with listed landlord Precinct Properties to have underground tunnels built near the waterfront, under a new $550 million glass skyscraper.
Students caught "sexting" or cyber-bullying at school will be asked to reveal the offending content or face having their device seized and given to police.
A police officer was allegedly knocked unconscious by a 15-year-old as he attended an incident at a Pukekohe house at the weekend.
A small earthquake shook the central North Island this morning.
A troubled charter school is under pressure to sack its leadership team or face closure.
A teenager has been arrested in relation to a fatal shooting of a man outside a south Hamilton home, but police have warned that a second suspect remains at large and should not be approached.
An elderly woman suffering from a medical condition was robbed by two teenage boys while walking down an alleyway in the Western Bay of Plenty yesterday, police say.
The Government's decision to send 140 troops to Iraq was met with a wave of criticism from other party leaders in Parliament, led by Labour's Andrew Little who said New Zealand could not hope to quell Isis (Islamic State or Isil).
New Zealand soldiers training Iraqi troops near Baghdad will not be taking a "them-and-us" view of the Iraqis but a partnership approach, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant- General Tim Keating said yesterday.
Wellington's barefooted Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth has thrown his weight behind a campaign for a 'living wage', which has just been recalibrated at $19.25 an hour.
Lawyers for Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will appeal a court's decision not to hear their last-ditch challenge, and argue it would be unthinkable if they were executed in the meantime.
Accused terrorist Omarjan Azari has been denied bail after a Sydney court heard explosive extracts from a conversation where he was told to pick and kill a "random unbeliever".
A 21-year-old woman from New Zealand died in Perth from toxic shock after a Pilbara doctor misdiagnosed her illness as gastroenteritis.
Police say three men wanted over a stabbing in Tainui are believed to have links with South Otago.
Madi (11,left), Jeff and Cass Pont (9), of Waipiata, enjoy chips on a stick at Party in the Park in Mosgiel on Sunday.
A Wellsford family enjoying a day in the Hauraki Gulf near Leigh were delighted to have some extra visitors along for the afternoon.
The family of a 5-year-old Oamaru girl killed near Moeraki on Saturday remained in Dunedin Hospital last night.