A Blueskin Bay resident has captured footage of a spectacular forked lightning strike north of Dunedin.
Police believe around 20 people may have died in New Zealand from using synthetic drugs.
Labour today confirmed its support for rebuilding Buller Hospital on the existing site, and announced a $1 million fund to develop an 'export engineering hub' in Greymouth, as key planks of the party's regional development plan for the West Coast.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is calling for an urgent inquiry into National Party List MP Jian Yang's involvement with Chinese spy agencies.
Work is set to get under way on removing at least part of a landslip which has been blocking a main road in Wanaka for almost a week now.
Police have released the name of the 80-year-old woman who died following a two-vehicle crash near Timaru yesterday.
Finally lifting the name suppression of the man who killed 15-month-old Greymouth toddler Leith Hutchison two and a half years ago is "justice for Leith" his mother said today.
A fire killed at least 24 people at an Islamic boarding school, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
A rural Waikato primary school has cancelled a possum hunt after an international petition sparked a fierce backlash online.
A man who burgled Napier rugby clubrooms and then fled after activating an alarm was later found hiding half-naked under a pile of clothes.
A National government will look to sell state-owned Landcorp Farming farms if it is re-elected on September 23, Primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy says.
A woman has been arrested in London on suspicion of attempted burglary at a primary school attended by Prince George.
Labour has decided to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election in a bid to stop any further political damage from its tax policy.
The IPCA has found a number of shortcomings and delays with an investigation into alleged illegal hunting gave the appearance that two off-duty officers received favourable treatment.
A Belgian teenager who blamed the local mayor for his father’s suicide after he was fired from a town hall job has confessed to slashing the politician’s throat in a cemetery.
A contractor was given a shock this morning after leaving his keys in his large truck in central Dunedin.
The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia's ballot over whether to legalise same-sex marriage has spurred Parliament to pass emergency legislation.
Emergency services rushed to a house on Otago Peninsula today after a range of medical events was initially reported as a gas leak, police say.
Crews scrambled to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.
Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from Nato countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia's growing military strength.