The Dunedin businessman behind an intensive dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Basin says protests against the plan have come too late.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced plans to freeze the salaries of MPs while a review of the pay-setting system is carried out.
One lane of the Southern Motorway was blocked this afternoon while emergency services responded to a nose-to-tail crash.
The Southern District will have 88 more police officers on the beat as part of a nationwide increase to the force announced today.
A woman has died in Tauranga after her clothing got caught in one of the wheels of her mobility scooter.
Police have confirmed that a body found in the Takaka Hill area yesterday is that of missing Motueka man Jason Campbell.
An Auckland school rugby coach has gone to trial over more than 80 counts of sexual offending against young boys.
Some Waikato surfers have told police they were shot at while they were in the water, saying one of the bullets hit just 2 metres from them.
Snow is expected on some South Island roads this morning, as much of the country braces for periods of heavy rain today.
The refusal of the Catholic Church in New Zealand to reveal its secrets has been blasted by a survivors’ group, amid calls for a "full and frank" disclosure of paedophile priests under its watch.
A blaze caused significant damage at a popular Dunedin restaurant at the weekend, but its owner is hopeful it could reopen within about six weeks.
In the midst of her 100-year celebrations, Dunedin woman Mary Cochrane was concerned her knitting output had lagged.
A car knocked down a power pole yesterday morning in Dunedin, closing part of State Highway 88 until early afternoon.
Volunteers scrambled on St Clair sand dunes to plant sand-stopping grasses at the weekend, but the project co-ordinator hopes one day the dunes will be orange with native plants.
Everyone was keeping up appearances in Mosgiel yesterday, when the Cancer Society Mosgiel branch held a ‘‘Mrs Bucket’’ themed fundraiser for Daffodil Day.
Contractors for the Dunedin City Council work on a beach access ramp at the northern end of the Esplanade in St Clair yesterday.