Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written personal letters to the families of the Australian victims of the MH17 air disaster.
A man is dead after being hit by a train in Canterbury late last night.
It's going to be a resounding win for ''Les Bleus'' on Sunday morning, the French ambassador to New Zealand says.
Tom Galway may be 101 but he didn't let his age hold him back as he took his great-granddaughter Scarlett's scooter for a spin in Mosgiel last week.
Celebrations for Mornington School's 150th jubilee have started with a birthday party and a human domino chain.
Wrangling between Wellington and Dunedin means a long-awaited work plan from the team brought in to run the Southern District Health Board is delayed.
Port Otago is engaging the public in a series of open days as part of its application to renew its long-term consent for inshore dredging disposal.
The Dunedin City Council's infrastructure committee will not roll out the red carpet for a multimillion-dollar Chinese tourism venture seeking to connect to the city's wastewater network.
The metamorphosis of the University of Otago's Centre for Science Communication continues, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The Otago Regional Council is arranging for an independent economic assessment to be undertaken on the level of public benefit generated from flood and drainage schemes in the Taieri area.
A crocodile has been removed from a far north Queensland country club after getting a bit too close and personal with golfers.
A Gold Coast woman had a bizarre backyard encounter with two men believed to be armed robbers, moments before one shot a police dog handler in the face, a court has heard.
Those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the skies above Ukraine will answer for it, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has vowed.
A converted Brisbane property, packed with marijuana plants in six rooms, held a sophisticated hydroponic cannabis set-up worth $2 million.
As Alex Fisher's older brother stood in the courtroom dock, he stole a glance at five family members sitting in the public gallery.
A baby boy was apparently uninjured in a fatal crash near Rotorua this afternoon.
A New Zealander has "died a hero" saving a group of young children in Samoa from being mown down by an alleged drunk driver.
The tourism, travel and aviation industries are disappointed the Government is pushing ahead with imposing a travel tax on New Zealanders and international visitors from January 1 next year.
Guatemalan rescue crews suspended their search for victims of a massive landslide earlier this month, with the toll at 280 dead and 70 missing, disaster agency Conred said, drastically reducing its estimate for the number feared lost in the tragedy.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla will pay a visit to Dunedin on their New Zealand tour next month.