Three sisters orphaned after a horror house fire in South Canterbury this morning are "very scared" and mourning the loss of their parents and younger brother.
Fife? What's a fife?That was Mornington School pupil Ella Moses' first reaction when she was shown the woodwind instrument recently loaned to her school.
A wanted man remains on the run in Dunedin after armed police who searched a Calton Hill home came up empty handed again last night.
Chris Hawker, of Christchurch, has been appointed inaugural manager/controller for the Otago Regional Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group.
Two people who came to the aid of a woman assaulted and dragged along the ground in North Dunedin at the weekend are being asked to contact police.
Arranging for Chinese pupils to visit Taieri College was challenging, but now it seems getting them to want to go home again is another challenge.
Patrons will be able to toast the reopening of Dunedin's historic Captain Cook Tavern by Christmas, the project's architect says.
A million dollars worth of meth stashed in a courier parcel has been seized at the New Zealand border.
Firefighters this afternoon attended a small, smouldering fire in Auckland's Panmure which left one person dead.
A West Auckland woman has admitted pimping out her young daughter to an elderly neighbour for as little as $10 a time.
One person has been seriously injured in a crash which involved two trucks and a car just south of Palmerston North this afternoon.
An adventurous or possibly hopelessly lost seal roamed about on a farm Helensville yesterday, prompting a police call-out.
If mural painting is up your alley, submit a design and beautify a Dunedin valley.
A new contraption that invokes a fantastic device seen in the Back to the Future movies is wowing crowds abroad.
An investigation has begun after a man collapsed while in police handcuffs and later died. Police were carrying out a search warrant at a property in Te Puke this morning.
A controversial deal that saw $11.5 million in taxpayer money spent on a businessman's private farm in Saudi Arabia was opposed by the Treasury which flagged its concerns to Fiance Minister Bill English, documents show.
Two express trains derailed into a river in central India overnight after flood water weakened the tracks, killing at least 20 people and injuring 100, the government said on Wednesday.
Using an oral contraceptive, often referred to as "the pill", gives long-term protection against womb cancer and the longer it is used the greater the reduction in risk, scientists say.
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has called for New Zealanders to stop demonising migrants and show leadership in race relations.
Up to 1000 members of the New Zealand Meat Workers' Union at eight Talley's-owned Affco plants in the North Island have voted to strike, with 94.5% of members voting in favour to halt work.