Another offender has spent nearly two days on the run after slipping his electronic monitoring bracelet while on home detention.
The family of a young man who was shot dead while hunting near Wellington would like to see the laws around the licensing and possession of firearms tightened.
A whitebaiter who died when he was swept out to sea at a river mouth in Wairarapa this afternoon was wearing a life jacket.
Selling tartan to Alaskans is easier when you have Irish ancestry.
All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia's Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said.
When Hannah Scott lay in Dunedin's intensive care unit in a coma in 2009, doctors told her parents to be ''realistic'' about her chances.
Kiwi investors have bought a popular Coromandel camping ground for $13.25 million and will continue running it as is.
A balmy winter morning in Dunedin was deemed just perfect by a 2m, 150kg leopard seal that sunned itself on a pontoon in the Steamer Basin in the upper harbour yesterday.
St Paul's Cathedral conservation committee chairwoman Dr Stella Cullington is wondering what to do with herself now the church's art restoration project is complete.
The controversial deal that saw $11.5 million of taxpayer money on a Saudi farm is to be examined by the Auditor-General.
A visiting Harvard researcher said it was both exciting and surprising that more than 450 people showed up last night to hear him speak about the evolution of birds.
A truck, with its lifting hiab extended, ripped down power lines on the Woodstock-Rimu Road last night, leaving 96 households without electricity.
More than 10 weeks after severe flooding swamped parts of South Dunedin, including the St John Hillside Rd depot, the emergency services organisation has moved back in.
The Government is missing out on $180 million a year by not collecting GST on online purchases, a new discussion paper says. This includes $40 million from shopping on iTunes, Netflix, Spotify and other online services.
Fine weather could to be blame for a spike in student disciplinary cases in February and March this year, University of Otago proctor Simon Thompson says.
Rodney Hogg's dream subdivision has turned into a $1 million ''nightmare'' after a frustrating fight with the Dunedin City Council.
More than a third of people living in the southern region believe studying technology at school is more important than maths and English, which is concerning a senior lecturer at the University of Otago College of Education.
The trial of a man facing more than 30 sex charges against eight girls under 16 has begun in Wanganui.
Hundreds of Hamiltonians woke up with no power today after a driver fleeing police crashed into a power pole.
The police and army on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion have called off their search for more debris from the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which vanished last year, police say.