A woman who witnessed a fatal motorbike crash on the Wellington motorway on Sunday says speed and risky passing were to blame for the accident, which left two people dead.
Former Dunedin National list MP Katherine Rich has confirmed she will not seek reappointment to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA).
David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, has been rushed to a local hospital after being shot by police near the Canadian border, two days after his accomplice was killed, according to media reports.
Kiwis are not being ripped off when it comes to the price of milk, Prime Minister John Key says.
Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed today after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level.
A report is being prepared for the coroner following the death of a teenage boy after falling several storeys inside a central Sydney retail building.
A man has been charged with the murders of two people following the discovery of three bodies on a rural NSW property.
A piece of Waikato's winery history went up in flames this morning when a huge blaze destroyed a large portion of Vilagrad Winery.
Severe flooding in Dunedin this month delivered a hammer blow to some conservation groups and some of their projects will take years to fully recover.
Two New Zealand records have been broken by 12-year-old William McLauchlan at the 2015 New Zealand Sport Stacking Championships.
History has been re-created by a group of Otago Polytechnic students.
Joining the war on terror ended up compromising New Zealand's good name, investigative journalist Jon Stephenson believes.
The Dunedin City Council will sit today to decide on a long term plan that should result in a 3.8% rates rise when rates are set for the next financial year.
Snow-melting winds and warm weather will sweep the country this week - to the dismay of ski bunnies nationwide.
Katy Atkinson and Zara Taylor are no strangers to the world of cancer.
The increasingly fraught tension between New Zealand's competing military, intelligence, and trade objectives was a focus of the University of Otago's 50th annual Foreign Policy School at the weekend. Eileen Goodwin reports.
Otago is a province with a rich history of achieving firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.
Otago Polytechnic cookery students, like Lauren Wright (18, left) and Leanne Morrison (18), were up at 6.30am yesterday preparing for the twice-annual market day, which raised about $1000 for South Dunedin flood victims.
Time is not on Dunedin resident John Alderman's side.
A Rotorua Lotto player walked into his local dairy this afternoon with no idea he was $24 million richer.