A woman who lives near an elderly man killed in a quiet suburban street says youths he knew were always hanging around his house.
A Hamilton judge has lifted name suppression of a doctor at the centre of an inquiry at Waikato District Health Board.
A young soldier who hit a fellow military man over the head with a glass bottle to see if the vessel would smash like it does in the movies will stay in uniform.
Ten -year passports are due to return by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced, but children's passports must still be updated every five years.
The Dunedin City Council is to press ahead with a $1.1 million plan to revamp Exchange Square and create new car-free zones in the Warehouse Precinct.
A schoolboy is being flown to Auckland's Starship Hospital after he was found hanging from a window.
Roads are reopening after a wintry blast hit the South this morning,but power remains out for some users and motorists are advised to take caution on many of the region's roads.
A 16-year-old boy is in Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after what police have described as a "cowardly unprovoked group attack''.
An allegedly drunk man kicked off an Auckland-bound Jetstar flight from Dunedin last Friday has not been arrested and will not face charges, police say.
A 10-year-old girl helped scare off a man who allegedly attempted to abduct her 5-year-old brother from outside a Hastings school this morning.
A man shot and killed by a small cannon has been remembered as a community-minded person with a passion for firearms.
Police have apprehended a raft of young people, aged between 10 and 17 years, over two alleged violent attacks in central Auckland in the weekend
Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Dunedin dairy.
The son of a New Zealand rich-lister has won a fight to keep his name secret after he allegedly punched a Dunedin female police officer in the face.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis says he has begun a legal challenge to reclaim his lost voting rights, although senior council staff remain in the dark about the details.
At least 13 people have died and dozens more are injured after a freak tornado ripped through the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna, flipping over cars and tearing down homes.
Snow has started falling and settling in Dunedin's hill suburbs.
An iD Dunedin Fashion Week that mostly sold out - despite plenty of competition in the entertainment market - appears to be on track to continue.
The University of Otago contributed $829 million to the local economy last year, a yearly report evaluating its economic impact has found.
A Dunedin-first project to combat the health and social implications of poverty has got the green light and the funding to go with it. Dan Hutchinson takes a look at the new development being planned for Caversham.