An elderly woman has been taken to Dunedin Hospital with "life-threatening'' head injuries after being hit by a ute in central Dunedin this afternoon.
Quarantines imposed on travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa are a "little bit draconian," a senior U.S. health official charged, saying they could discourage American health workers from going to the region to help fight the epidemic.
The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas has been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, having been declared free of the virus.
Motorists are being urged to take extra care while driving today, with wet weather hitting most of the country.
A teenage girl felt so guilty about having sex with a neighbour more than 20 years her age that she labelled herself "a home wrecker" when she was about 15, a court was told.
The US military was isolating personnel returning from their mission to help West African countries curb Ebola even though they showed no sign of infection, and a nurse who treated patients in Sierra Leone was released to go to her home state after New Jersey forced her into quarantine.
Charges will not be laid against the alleged offenders involved in the Roast Busters scandal.
A 26-year-old man suffered a fractured skull in a "senseless" unprovoked attack in Invercargill early Saturday morning.
THE resident's home on Quarantine Island in Otago Harbour was close to being engulfed in flames after a suspicious fire in a hedge tonight.
The building on Quarantine Island in Otago Harbour was close to being engulfed in flames after a child playing with matches caused a hedge fire last night.
Southern District Command Centre Deployment co-ordinator Senior Sergeant Matt Scoles said the elderly woman hit by a ute in Central Dunedin on Sunday was in a serious but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital.
Former Malaysian embassy staffer Muhammad Rizalman was granted bail at a hearing in Wellington District Court today.
A crime partnership run by Northland's top drug cop dealt in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine and cannabis, a court heard today
A law which takes away the legal right to a tea break and weakens collective bargaining has taken line honours as the first law change passed in National's third term, squeaking into law by 62 votes to 58.
More is being done to support young entrepreneurs in Dunedin but there is a call for the city to do more to clip the ticket of successful ventures, Chris Morris writes.
A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people as it buried scores of houses, a government minister said, and the toll is likely to rise.
Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in Sri Lanka have run out, although a government minister has cut the estimated death toll to over 100 from 300.
Internet service stopped for some customers in the South when a underground fibre cable was cut in Rakaia this morning.
Thousands of state houses could be put on the market despite the Government earlier ruling out selling off more state assets after this year's general election.
Invercargill police are hunting a masked man who robbed a dairy at gunpoint this afternoon.