Since the first US Ebola diagnosis in Dallas last month, demand for hazardous materials suits and face masks has surged, creating a boon for companies that manufacture and sell the protective equipment amid heightened fears the deadly outbreak will spread.
A diver who died off the coast of North Cape yesterday passed away shortly after surfacing without his gear, police say.
The senior doctors' union has warned the South may lose services to Christchurch, and says the Southern District Health Board is abrogating responsibility for its patients.
A leading fashion designer's comment that clothes "look better on skinny people" could place undue pressure on women, a psychotherapist says.
A Salvation Army emergency accommodation supervisor is under investigation by police over allegations he had a sexual relationship with an underage girl.
News of the verdicts in the South Canterbury Finance fraud case spread quickly around the streets of Timaru yesterday.
An Auckland woman who was seriously injured while intervening in a bag snatch has tweeted a message to say she was recovering from her injuries.
A Flaxmere man will appear in court charged with unlawfully possessing a gun, after armed police swooped on two properties yesterday and a local school was put in lockdown.
West Auckland policeman Peter Pakau has pleaded guilty to 14 charges relating to methamphetamine, accepting bribes, corruption, conspiring to pervert the course of justice and accessing the police computer system.
A Far North Maori trust that received more than $1 million two years ago now has less than $15 in the bank.
Riley Ross was born with heart defects that would have killed him had they not been detected in a pregnancy scan and later corrected at Starship, his mother says.
A man who suffered an electric shock when the mast of a boat struck power lines says a lapse in concentration "killed" him.
Detectives reviewing the Crewe homicide case received fresh testimony from a world expert who told them the murdered couple's abandoned 18-month-old daughter, Rochelle, was fed in the five days before she was found in her cot.
A judge is set to rule on whether a baby boy born in Australia to asylum seeker parents is allowed to apply for refugee status.
Ferocious winds of up to 160km per hour, torrential rain and snowfall resulted in more than 1200 emergency calls for help in NSW as storms tore across the state's east coast.
Otago Polytechnic fashion students are gearing up to make a bid for the 2015 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
Heinz Wattie's has not confirmed whether employees at its Hastings plant will be included in 100 job cuts throughout New Zealand, although it is understood production staff won't be affected.
Judith Collins says she is angry and disappointed after being blindsided by Prime Minister John Key's decision to deny her a title routinely awarded to former ministers -- learning of it from the media yesterday.
A US national was shot dead and another wounded in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, police said, in what appeared to be the first killing of a Westerner in years in a gun attack in the kingdom.
A man who suffered an electric shock when the mast of a boat struck power lines realises he's cheated death but is "back to his cheeky self".