Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's "Blade Runner", has been released on parole, just short of a year into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Dunedin and Clutha are joining forces in a fresh push to fill hundreds of job vacancies in the South.
The world-famous "Kiwi ingenuity" has been recognised in a global creativity index that ranks economic growth and sustainable prosperity.
Australia's hardline immigration policies overshadowed the launch of its bid to join the UN Human Rights Council, with the government and rights lawyers arguing bitterly over a pregnant Somali asylum-seeker who claims she was raped.
It was just for a bit of a laugh when a Dunedin man roped in his mate to apply for a spot on a reality TV cooking show.
Unions have agreed to put off legal action over pay equity after joining a group set-up by the Government to try to make headway on the issue.
John Key has invited John Oliver to New Zealand to witness one of his regular press conferences -- after the Last Week Tonight host deemed the Prime Minister's admission that he urinates in the shower the "greatest political interview of all time".
A man who turned up at the Dunedin Central police station with what he thought was a bomb sparked a call to the police bomb squad.
Labour leader Andrew Little says Judith Collins' sponsorship deal with an Auckland car dealership cheapens her as an MP.
The latest political poll has delivered mixed fortunes to the Opposition parties - Labour leader Andrew Little slipped back into single figures as preferred Prime Minister, but NZ First got its best result since at least 2009.
An unofficial school ball over the weekend that led to almost 50 pupils requiring medical attention is a matter for parents and police, not the school, its headmaster says.
A man came within seconds of being crushed to death in a compactor truck after falling asleep in a cardboard recycling cage outside a central Hamilton bar.
Anti-slavery campaigners called for a major increase in research and funding to treat the mental trauma suffered by survivors of slavery, including victims of sex trafficking and bonded labour.
A spike day sees the fire danger move from moderate to extreme across the Otago region, the Otago Rural Fire Authority said in a Facebook post this morning.
A man whose body was found in a burnt-out caravan near Nelson at the weekend has been formally identified.
An "open-invitation" party advertised on Facebook spilled out on to a Whangarei street and ended in a brawl, with terrified residents cowering in their homes waiting for police to arrive.
Former All Black Mils Muliaina has spoken of his relief that a prosecution against him for groping a young woman at a Welsh night club has been thrown out.
A document revealing the next step in the Dunedin Hospital clinical services rebuild is ''deeply'' concerning and shows there is no guarantee the city will retain the same level of hospital, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.
Meeting police dogs, completing a mini training course and trying on uniforms and protective gear were all part of the fun for hundreds of people who attended a behind the scenes look at the Dunedin Central Police Station yesterday.
Complaints about early learning services jumped almost 50 percent in a year, with children's health and safety the leading cause for concern.