A male driver was left in a pool of his own blood following a brutal assault in South Dunedin yesterday, police say.
Cricket legend Shane Warne is excited to be guest of honour at Cup Day in Christchurch and joked that by the end of today, rumours will be rampant that he's dating several local fillies.
People living in hardship are more likely to believe in moralising, high gods, according to a major new study co-authored by New Zealand researchers.
A teacher at a top Auckland school accused of doing an indecent act in his classroom is attempting to have the charge thrown out.
Police have recovered a body in the sea near Central Hawkes Bay which they believe is that of missing Sudanese man Dau Atem.
A Hastings schoolgirl says her martial arts training gave her the confidence to foil a daylight attacker, by elbowing him in the groin and punching him in the face.
About 80% of the South Island patients who need weight-loss surgery are being turned away because of funding constraints, says the Invercargill surgeon who performs half of the South Island's public weight-loss operations.
Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip John Smith has left Chile and is now in Brazil.
The school funding system should be reviewed after enrolment figures showed a growing divide between rich and poor, a leading principal says.
Veterans of British nuclear tests in the mid-Pacific in the 1950s, including New Zealand servicemen, have taken heart from a first victory in their long fight for compensation for illnesses linked to radioactive fallout.
No traces of the food poisoning bug Yersinia was found in Foodstuffs Living Foods property and processing plant.
To the naked eye it was just another streak, but to self-described West Coast cult hero Ephraim McIntyre it was another bare-all masterpiece in a gallery of exposure.
A new charitable foundation aims to build up a fund that would ensure the financial security of one of Dunedin's top tourism and cultural ''treasures'' in perpetuity.
A liquor company that bought about 500 state houses under the last National Government wants to buy a further 1500 now that state houses are up for sale again.
An aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike near the city of Falluja, Iraqi state television is reporting.
Russia has launched a state-of-the-art media organisation with hundreds of journalists abroad intended to wean the world off what it called aggressive Western propaganda - dubbing it, with echoes of the Cold War, Sputnik.
Cabinet signed off tough new measures to tackle gangs on the basis of inaccurate information which over-estimated the scale of the crime problem
Labour leadership contender Andrew Little says he does not want a colleague to restart the highly divisive debate on legalising euthanasia when the party is trying to restore confidence with voters.
Sir Owen Glenn's ill-fated family violence inquiry has stumbled again, producing a $7 billion estimated cost of family violence based on the misreading of a key research paper.
An Israeli woman was killed and a soldier critically wounded in Palestinian knife attacks in the West Bank and Tel Aviv, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.