A teenage boy has died in a suspected shark attack while surfing off northern NSW.
Serial sexual abusers of children in faith-based institutions have been identified by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care and referred to police.
US President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers.
There is one new Covid case in NZ today, as news emerges of yet another escape from a managed isolation facility.
A legal academic says the Ministry of Health appears unsure if a "blanket ban" on compassionate exemptions from managed isolation is legal.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has given provisional approval to a drug that can improve the recovery time of the most seriously ill Covid-19 patients.
Victoria has recorded another death linked to the coronavirus, as the outbreak-hit state confirmed 216 new cases.
The Government is not ruling out the use of electronic bracelets for those in managed isolation after a third person allegedly escaped in the space of six days.
It was double-blanket weather in most of New Zealand this morning with many centres waking up to sub-zero temperatures.
National’s crisis over the leak of Covid-19 patient details deepened yesterday when senior frontbench MP Michael Woodhouse admitted he was involved.
Hospital trials of drugs used to treat hepatitis C patients, driven by a Dunedin campaigner, have been lauded after improving survival in Covid-19 patients.
A war medal long forgotten is at last in the hands of a Dunedin woman whose uncle was killed just before World War 1 ended.
A Queenstown woman says she warned the man who fled a Hamilton isolation hotel to visit a liquor store not to do it.
The paint is flowing again at Cargill Enterprises in South Dunedin, after a vibrant art project earlier hit the wall during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Tiwai Point supporters have been told there is a "window" to prevent the final closure of the aluminium smelter, the Otago Daily Times understands.
A Dunedin man who routinely showed "complete disregard" for the safety of other road users has been locked up for 14 months.
It was quite unusual for a person to be convicted of arson twice, Judge Michael Crosbie said in sentencing a 40-year-old man.
The public will not know how changes to Dunedin’s central city one-way system could affect traffic flows through the city until after public engagement on the project ends next week.