An Australian teenager has made history by becoming the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft.
A woman is dead after a two-car crash in the Western Bay of Plenty overnight.
The family of a New Zealand man missing in Western Australia for almost a week say the 23-year-old may be on a "spiritual journey".
Spring weather is expected to arrive on cue on Thursday - as homeowners in the Waikato and Auckland regions continue the clean-up from a destructive 36 hours of gale-force winds and torrential rain.
After nearly 50 years in the same line of work, managers tend to become more and more resistant to change.
A Port Chalmers resident wants trees in a rail corridor to remain and for Dunedin Railways to consult residents before the chainsaws get cranking.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum curator Sean Brosnahan and his son Hugh are on a quest to track down the family of a German soldier and return their ancestor's military ``dog tag'' to them.
Dunedin South electorate residents are ahead of the curve when it comes to enrolling to vote.
Some of the world's top butchers are getting out the knives - and a Dunedin man will be in the thick of the action.
A parade of rubbish-collecting good Samaritans will be out in force next month during Clean Up New Zealand Week.
Sport Otago is putting the fun in fun run with a colourful twist.
Long-serving Dunedin firefighter Phil Marsh has been appointed head of the Otago Rural Fire Authority.
The United States and Russia have failed to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an...
At least four police cars and a dog handler were involved in a hunt for a man who tried to evade arrest near Hamilton today.
Police have released the name of the man believed to have shot at police in Northland early yesterday.
A Kiwi man is missing in Western Australia in mysterious circumstances.
Sir Richard Branson says he thought he was "going to die" when he crashed his bike on a Caribbean island.
Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake have faded as the death toll rises to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas is called off.
Several thousand homes in north and west Auckland remain without power this morning as strong winds wreak havoc in the area.
The battle lines are being drawn as a fight for the future of local democracy heats up across NZ. But, as some mayors vow to take to the street, others say change is overdue.