A phone call from a person concerned that a man might be armed with a firearm resulted in the arrest of two men in Dunedin.
Looking to put a patriotic spin on international sanctions over Ukraine, a local group is touring Moscow, urging passers-by to swap their Western-branded T-shirts for homegrown tops sporting pro-Russian slogans.
Hundreds of students marched to the official residence of Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying on Thursday to demand a meeting as tensions simmer over the financial hub's democratic future.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is to apologise in person to Queen Elizabeth after he was overheard saying she had "purred" with happiness on hearing that Scots had voted to reject independence.
About 600 men die from prostate cancer in New Zealand every year.
Nikita Prasad (12) and Ina Uriaro (11), surrounded by their fellow Carisbrook School pupils, take a ''Big Slurp'' of milk to celebrate World School Milk Day.
Senior Vocal Festival 2014 contestants Tyler Neumann, Olivia Pike, Alexandra Clearwater and Nathaniel McClintock perform arias yesterday on the opening day of the Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions Society event, being held over four days at Burns Hall, First Church.
The war memorial and gates on the site of the former High Street School in Mornington have received category 2 historic listing.
Orthopaedic surgeon Associate Prof David Gwynne-Jones has resigned as Dunedin Hospital's orthopaedics clinical leader, citing frustration with the Southern District Health Board.
Raincoats will be needed this weekend, with wet weather forecast for much of the country.
Police have named the man who died after the quad bike he was driving overturned on a farm near Waihola last night.
Former Cunliffe loyalist Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway is understood to be one of the MPs now counselling Labour leader David Cunliffe to step down as leader because of concerns staying in the role will further destabilise the party.
A horrified caller contacted police after seeing a dog being dragged by a ute around a Dunedin suburb yesterday.
An application from Otakou runanga for a mataitai covering most of Otago Harbour has generated submissions from 20 people and organisations.
A 7-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being hit by a car in Whakatane.
Homeowners worried about being left in a Christchurch-style red zone - at least on paper - are calling for changes to the Dunedin City Council's natural hazards plan.
Wayne Redman clung to the upturned hull of his boat for hours in icy-cold water fearing he might not survive.
An anti-fluoridation website ad has been removed after it was found to have "unjustifiably played on fear".
A police officer who followed a car that later crashed into a house on the West Coast, killing a passenger, has been cleared of any misconduct.
A ban on fizzy drinks in Northland hospitals has won the support of staff and the public, the Northland District Health Board says.