A car has crashed over the edge of a rubbish tip this afternoon.
The US State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert warning US citizens of the risks of travelling because of what it described as "increased terrorist threats".
Greenpeace activists have chained themselves to the decks of a ship in Wellington this morning preventing it from heading offshore in search of oil.
Louise Nicholas believes attitudes about sexual violence are changing but communities need to continue to work together for it to stay that way.
Otago children could be the first to benefit from dyslexia research being conducted by a Dunedin primary school principal next year.
A woman has described being repeatedly propositioned and indecently touched by a man who told her not to tell anyone and offered her what she called ''hush money''.
A Hawke's Bay medical practitioner charged with sex crimes has successfully argued for further name suppression.
A man released from Hawke's Bay Prison headed straight for the home of a former friend to carry out threats he'd made in a letter from the jail, a jury was told in Napier District Court yesterday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants global cooperation to combat terrorism in the wake of an Islamist militant attack on a luxury hotel in Mali that killed 19 people including six Russians.
A suspected explosive belt has been found dumped near Paris and the mobile phone of a fugitive believed to have taken part in the deadly attacks earlier this month detected in two locations in the city, a source close to the investigation says.
A shortage of fish at a usual feeding area might have caused six bottleneck dolphins to strand deep inside the Mangawhai estuary at low tide.
In another blow for the embattled Southern District Health Board, it has failed an inspection for accreditation to train house officers.
Up to 12,000 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated fill from Canterbury is destined to be dumped in Dunedin, but that might just be the tip of a toxic - but lucrative - iceberg.
Two people charged with hiding the body of a child are due to appear in the Dunedin District Court on Friday.
One or two New Zealanders on a terror watchlist are considered so threatening they are being monitored every minute of the day, Prime Minister John Key says.
Brett Morrison believes his wife Sarah, who died six months ago this week, will be having a laugh at the fact his bushy beard has led to him being the face of "Decembeard" - an awareness month for bowel cancer.
The 4kmh speed threshold will be back in force on New Zealand roads over the summer, police announced yesterday.
The Ngai Tahu Hui-a-Iwi cultural festival held at the weekend is being hailed as a huge success for the city's economy, while also showing off Dunedin as a ''city of culture''.
A sever weather watch is in place for the headwaters of the Otago lakes and rivers despite temperatures in the region pushing up into the mid-20s.
Asthma is costing Australia $A28 billion ($NZ30 billion) a year, with most of the bill related to disability and premature death.