The owner of a Dunedin student flat where an English rugby league star ran through and destroyed a door for a party trick has today has blasted the player as a "bloody idiot".
Thousands gathered for Remembrance Day ceremonies at Canada's war memorial, the same site where a soldier was shot dead three weeks ago in an attack on parliament.
The English rugby league team said on Tuesday it was disturbed about the drinking in Dunedin.
Police have released images from CCTV footage of Phillip John Smith as he passed through Auckland Airport on Thursday.
Dunedin appeared to end agonisingly close, but just behind Gisborne at the end of the social media phase of the Gigatown race.
A three-year-old boy has died in a house fire in Hamilton today.
Convicted murderer Phillip Smith is likely to have had outside help in planning his escape to Chile while on temporary release, police say.
The England rugby league team may have lost to the Kiwis on Saturday night in Dunedin but some of the team continued with the hard hits right into the small hours.
Police have laid fresh criminal charges against fugitive paedophile and murderer Phillip John Smith following his bold escape from New Zealand.
A Dunedin man who harassed and threatened a woman for several years after becoming obsessed with her was jailed yesterday for 21 months.
Dunedin district licensing commissioner Colin Weatherall opened a hearing on Dunedin's draft local alcohol policy (Lap) yesterday by suggesting Dunedin bars offered patrons cheap drinks to fill in submission forms supplied by the industry.
Freed New Zealander Leeza Ormsby has touched down at Auckland Airport.
Former Waipukurau ambulance officer Christopher Roger King has been found guilty on all charges by a jury at Napier District Court.
New Zealander Leeza Ormsby has left the Bali jail where she was imprisoned on drug charges, AAP reported.
Phillip John Smith could start his journey back to New Zealand as early as tomorrow, a law expert says.
The European Space Agency has landed a probe on a comet, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system.
Phillip Smith's half-sister Joanne, whose house was raided by police this week, is focused on looking after her children after the "bombshell" news of the convicted killer's escape and recapture.
Tainted or sub-standard drugs probably led to the deaths of 13 Indian women after sterilisation surgery at a family-planning "camp", and owners of the factories that produced them have been summoned for questioning.
A Green Island man was left with burnt hands and a garden shed minus one wall after an explosion during a drug-making operation last month, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
Roger Sutton has resigned as chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.