A toxic tide of water from the SkyCity Convention Centre inferno is being swept into Auckland Harbour.
The family of missing Marlborough woman Jessica Boyce say they have been bracing themselves for news that her death may had sinister overtones.
Brexit is hanging in the balance as divided MPs debate when, how and even whether it should happen, while the EU's Council President supports a delay.
Former Labour Environment Minister Marian Hobbs is the new chairwoman of the Otago Regional Council, after Cr Michael Laws dropped out of the race in her favour.
A South Australian man has died and a woman remains in hospital after the pair fell more than 10 metres from a rainforest zipline in Queensland's far north.
The police have told a whistleblower to retract his statements to RNZ about being bullied or face legal action.
A $25 million contract to complete the State Highway 88 shared path to Port Chalmers has been awarded and work is expected to start before Christmas, it has been confirmed.
The University of Otago announced this morning it will build a new 450-bed, $90 million seven-storey residential college, to meet a forecast increase in student enrolments.
Using monsoon buckets to help tackle Auckland's SkyCity convention centre blaze would put firefighters in too much danger.
The massive SkyCity inferno continues to burn out of control in Auckland this morning - despite firefighters using 12 million litres of water fighting the blaze.
Neighbours have described their shock at hearing of the death of a Christchurch motorist who was hit by a fleeing driver on Tuesday.
Eighty-one-year-old Dunedin man Geoff was told to expect a two to eight-week wait in July. He is still waiting and putting up with extreme pain and has collapsed due to exhaustion.
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Fire crews battling the huge blaze at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland hope to gain ground on the blaze this afternoon.
An oceanographer from the University of Washington has halted plans for a multimillion-dollar research collaboration with the University of Otago after hearing of proposed cuts to marine science...
An expansion to the Macraes gold mine will allow an extra 2.8 million tonnes of ore to be extracted.