Boy racers punched a 68-year-old man in the head, smashing his hearing aid after he photographed them sliding all over a gravel road near a popular Northland beach.
London Mayor and parliamentary hopeful Boris Johnson is backing a report by a British think-tank which calls for New Zealanders and Australians to freely live and work in Britain.
Trevor Cooper, who scooped a $27 million Lotto win, has sold his Karaka mansion for $300,000 more than he paid for it.
Prime Minister John Key says any New Zealand commitment to the campaign against Isis in the Middle East would be for a long time, pointing to the 10-year deployment of troops to Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
The fashion world has mourned one of its greatest designers at the private funeral of Oscar de la Renta, who died last month at 82 after battling cancer.
The state of Maine and a nurse who had treated victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa have reached a settlement deal, allowing her to travel freely in public but requiring her to monitor her health closely and report any symptoms.
A teenage British schoolboy has been jailed for at least 20 years after pleading guilty to stabbing to death a teacher he had developed a hatred of in front of horrified pupils during a lesson at a college in northern England.
The latest international report on climate change has been released and its findings came as little surprise.
The air at Logan Park was thick with blue, yellow, green, purple and pink dye yesterday, as about 300 people took on some colourful exercise at Sport Otago's first Dunedin Rainbow Run.
Police are not looking for any other suspects after discovering a dead woman and an injured man at the same Auckland address last night.
A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Seddon, in Marlborough, this morning.
Two more Dunedin City Council staff have become casualties of the $1.5 million Citifleet fraud, it has been confirmed.
The University of Otago has made the unusual step of offering its staff a $1000 one-off payment instead of a pay rise.
A safe was stolen from the staff room at a St Clair restaurant on Sunday night, police said.
Camping sites could be provided on Otago Peninsula public conservation land by the Dunedin City Council and Department of Conservation.
An elderly woman was seriously injured after a car rolled over her lower body in a driveway of a Karitane house on Sunday, a St John spokesman said.
Foodstuffs is expecting to cut the volume of goods going through its Dunedin distribution centre by about 15%.
Finding a 1920s-style ''spartan office'' turned out to be the hardest location to find for the Hollywood film being shot in Dunedin - until a scout saw Allied Press managing director Sir Julian Smith's office.
With a twinkle in her eye, Daphne Galloway says she never thought she would make 100 years old.
Port Chalmers was ''buzzing'' during the film shoot of The Light Between Oceans in Dunedin on Saturday.