The picturesque University Oval in Dunedin is about to launch into a cricket lover's dream long weekend, and even more matches are to come.
When Harley McEwan's lawnmower stalled while mowing, he instinctively used his hand to remove the sticks and grass caught between the machine's cutter blade -- without stopping the motor.
A North Shore woman who bought her 14-year-old daughter a bottle of vodka and took her to her boyfriend's house while his parents were away has been fined.
A motorcyclist is in a critical condition after a collision between his motorbike and a car in the Bay of Plenty today.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, state television reported early on Friday (local time) and his brother Salman became king, it said in a statement attributed to Salman.
Dunedin city councillors will be asked this week to provide $250,000, including funding for two full-time equivalent jobs, to make sure the city makes the most of its Gigatown win.
Designers, a poet, a politician and our most famous living soldier helped to inspire a group of Auckland teenagers in an unusual creative workshop yesterday.
Aucklander Paul Rose thought he had a bargain when he secured a $4 return ticket from ManaBus to visit friends in Whangarei, but what he got instead was a "coach trip from hell".
Firefighters were able to retrieve medals from the Auckland home of a former weightlifting gold medallist after it was badly damaged by fire last night.
Police are asking to speak to any witnesses of a crash that left one dead and six injured in the Western Bay of Plenty last night.
Fire Services in the Wairarapa and Manawatu battled two house fires early this morning.
A gas leak led to the evacuation of a popular Auckland Central eatery during the dinner rush last night.
Britain's Prince Andrew made his first public comment on allegations that he had had sex with an underage girl, reiterating previous official denials of the accusations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will address the US Congress during a March visit likely to drive home differences with the Obama administration over whether to impose additional sanctions on Tehran.
The Dunedin City Council has reiterated its support for taking over Dunedin's public transport system, but wants more say on the network in the meantime.
The University of Otago has confirmed more than 15 College of Education jobs have been lost.
You can call Aaron Hawkins loyal.
The Portobello community has rallied to support a family left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, after a fire gutted their home on Wednesday.
The Dunedin Fringe Festival celebrated its new home and new logo last night.
A plan to accelerate work on a nearly $20 million central city improvement programme has been endorsed by most Dunedin city councillors.