An Air New Zealand flight has been cancelled in Dunedin today due to an air conditioning issue.
A notorious fraudster who lied to a judge in court, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, has been jailed for nearly two years.
More than 20,000 students applied for an emergency NCEA exam grade because of disruption caused by the Kaikoura earthquake.
Australia has one of the world's 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises in its own back yard: a food shortage in Papua New Guinea.
A towering male kangaroo hit a Melbourne jogger "like a damn truck" in an attack that left her scratched, bleeding and needing emergency surgery.
Hospitals are said to be coping well despite the absence of potentially thousands of striking resident doctors.
Bees and other insects, not snakes, spiders or jellyfish, pose the biggest public health threat in Australia, experts warn.
A teen mum-to-be has received a stern lecture from a judge after she was caught drink-driving midway through her pregnancy.
Almost 100 dogs and cats have been rescued from appalling conditions at a Queensland puppy farm littered with the corpses of dead animals.
New Zealand will express its ''significant disappointment'' to Japan over the country's whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister Bill English says.
Green Party candidate Golriz Ghahraman is aiming to be the first refugee to become an MP in New Zealand.
Nervous students trying to access their NCEA results are experiencing a frustrating wait, as the website keeps crashing.
Huge cruise ship Ovation of the Seas will arrive in Dunedin a day early and stay overnight tomorrow, meaning close to 5000 people in the city for the late afternoon and evening.
An award-winning Dunedin columnist has been banned from driving for seven months for drink-driving.
The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps has been banned from driving for nine months for a boozy, late-night drive for fast food.
Music star Shakira urged world and business leaders at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum to support efforts to feed, educate and care for underprivileged children.
The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has reportedly been caught.
Former US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who became the last astronaut to walk on the moon in an experience he said made him one with the universe, has died.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Dunedin woman after she failed to appear in the District Court last month.
Martin Luther King's daughter says "God can triumph over Trump," but the slain civil rights leader's son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the US holiday that honours their father.