A suspicious fire in an Ashburton garage where a family of three were sleeping was reported by a distressed child in the dead of night.
Pre-boiled eggs have landed on supermarket shelves, the latest creation in the rise of lazy foods.
Summer is coming but forecasters are warning not to take the extra blanket off the bed just yet.
The prominent New Zealander granted name suppression over his sexual offending has a profile on an online dating website.
The four Labour MPs vying for the party's leadership have faced off against each other in a televised debate today.
Forty-three missing students abducted by corrupt police in southwest Mexico six weeks ago were apparently incinerated by drug gang henchmen and their remains tipped in a garbage dump and a river, the government says.
As Germany prepared for Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's collapse, Chancellor Angela Merkel called it a "miracle" that the Cold War barrier was breached without a shot being fired.
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has warned Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin against dragging the world into a new version of the Cold War he helped to end a quarter of a century ago.
An Australian grandmother missing for two months in southern India has been found dead, with three men facing murder charges.
Partying begins in earnest on Hyde St, Dunedin, as tertiary students celebrate the end of the 2014 exam season.
Chart-topping Nelson band Broods in full voice at the Dunedin Town Hall last night.
A ''hard-hitting'' report by the Auditor-general could help boost public confidence in ACC, but only if its recommendations are fully implemented, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell says.
The finish line of the Gigatown competition is in sight and Dunedin seems to be streaking ahead of the competition.
The Built Environment and Active Transport to School (Beats) Study held a symposium at the University of Otago this week to showcase the findings of the study to date.
The front section of the closed St Martin's Hall in Northeast Valley is safe for use as a toy library, the Anglican Church says.
The New Zealand Blood Service is urging healthy adults in Dunedin to rise to the challenge and ''lend an arm'' to help meet growing demand for blood products.
Parking fees at Dunedin International Airport are to climb to new altitudes.
A person is dead after a crash at an Auckland intersection today.
A man has reportedly been shot dead and a woman has had her throat cut after being taken hostage in a Perth delicatessen.
Interisland ferry passengers are again facing travel interruptions after heavy seas and strong winds have cancelled some sailings.