Thirty-seven workers were killed on the job in the last financial year and the agricultural industry was deemed to be the deadliest.
A by-election in the Northland electorate is likely to be held in March, following the resignation of National MP Mike Sabin last week.
A 47-year-old man is due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court today charged with murder, following the death of a 71-year-old woman on Friday.
Landlords of substandard properties need to shape up their business or sell up, a Dunedin minister says.
French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris after two brothers suspected of being behind an attack on a satirical newspaper were spotted at a petrol station in the region.
The Otago Regional Council is on the brink of restricting irrigators, with officials saying little significant rain is likely in coming weeks and river levels are low.
An investigation into the deaths of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in their Dunedin home has been completed.
More desperate Dunedin families could be be driven into ''slum housing'' as a result of a Housing New Zealand plan to dispose of 68 state houses in the city, Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran says.
Christchurch's tight-knit Fijian Indian community is looking to rally around the parents of a 1-year-old baby girl who died after suffering serious head injuries while in the care of a babysitter.
Otago has by far the worst air quality in New Zealand, according to a new Government report.
Thirteen people have escaped without injury after a skydiving plane crashed in to Lake Taupo today.
Former broadcaster and Maori Party candidate Derek Fox has prompted a heated debate online after suggesting the editor of a satirical French magazine killed in a terror attack "paid the price" for his "bigotry" and "arrogance".
With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall.
The welding of a railway line triggered a grass fire, forcing the partial closure of State Highway One near Henley this afternoon.
The youngest of three French nationals being sought by police for a suspected Islamist militant attack that killed 12 people at a satirical magazine has turned himself into police, an official at the Paris prosecutor's office says.
Deaths on Otago roads last year were the highest in six years.
A teenage girl has drowned after her paddleboard was swept under a boat by a strong current and wind at Whangamata this afternoon.
Aftershocks are continuing to hit the West Coast and Canterbury after a major quake rocked the central South Island this morning.
Four French Jews killed in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris have been buried in Jerusalem before thousands of French and Israeli mourners, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying they had been returned to their "true home".
A man fatally struck by the steam train he was photographing did not realise how close it was to him because he was looking at it through his camera lens, the coroner has ruled.