The playground area at the former High Street School could become a hive of activity again, as early as next year.
Tempers have flared during scrutiny of the West Australian premier's department on the first day of state budget estimates.
The mother of a toddler who died with the opioid oxycodone in her system has repeatedly wept while giving evidence at a coronial inquest and denies ever giving her daughter the drug.
Of 50 abuse cases on Nauru referred to local police over the past two-and-a-half years, five charges have been laid and two convictions recorded.
Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to resist calls to allow same-sex marriage.
The hopes of euthanasia supporters appear to rely on Act leader David Seymour and the luck of the draw after Prime Minister John Key and Labour Party leader Andrew Little ruled out putting up a bill on the issue.
Police are treating a house fire in Wakari, Dunedin, last night as suspicious.
A year since the death of Arun Kumar, a jury has been told there was "hardly a plan at all" for the robbery which left the Auckland dairy owner bleeding from the neck on the floor of his Henderson store.
Wellington and Northland will not be reorganised into "super cities", while Hawke's Bay is to hold a referendum on amalgamation.
A Chinese tourist is due to be sentenced at Dunedin District Court today, following a car crash in which a five-year-old girl was killed.
Baby Ayla Collins remains in a critical condition this afternoon, following the car crash in France that killed her father Jerry and mother Alana Madill on Friday.
The digger driver buried under 1000 tonnes of rubble in Canterbury has been identified as the owner of the company that runs the limestone quarry.
Intimate photographs purporting to be of a leading journalist have been published online, revealing gaps in laws protecting people from having personal images used against them.
Hundreds have marched through the Texas city of McKinney, calling for the firing of a policeman seen in a video throwing a bikini-clad teenage girl to the ground and pointing his pistol at other young people at a pool party.
Two people have been seriously injured after a two-car smash on State Highway 1 near Te Hana, north of Wellsford.
Severe gale-force winds and heavy rain are forecast for parts of Otago today, and Aurora Energy has warned about the possibility of power outages.
Residential property values increased at their fastest annual pace in over a year, as Auckland housing prices clock the biggest gain in over a decade, fuelled by record migration and low interest rates. Dunedin City was up 1.2%.
More must be done to take account of the fact that dementia affects women more than men, according to international researchers whose recommendations have won support in New Zealand.
One of four teenagers seriously injured last week in a roller-coaster crash at one of Britain's biggest theme parks has had a leg amputated, hospital officials say.
Three people have been killed in a crash between a car and truck in Waikato.