Actor Sam Neill has threatened to call for a boycott of Cadbury products should the company go ahead with the closure of its Dunedin factory.
The southern German state will ban the full-face veil in schools, universities, government workplaces and polling stations.
A house fire which claimed the lives of a woman and her granddaughter was started when the child's mother left the stove on after using it to spot cannabis.
A date has been set for an inquest into the death of Auckland teenager Christie Marceau, almost six years after she was killed in her North Shore home.
Trump's administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the US illegally as children, official guidelines say.
The government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on parts of central Nigeria, after clashes killed at least 14 in the region.
Average life expectancy will rise by 2030, exceeding 90 years in some places, and policymakers must increase efforts to plan for it, a new study says.
MPs, senior officials, city leaders and social sector representatives are meeting Mondelez officials this afternoon at the Dunedin City Council to discuss the planned Cadbury closure.
Essendon airport in Melbourne is unlikely to be closed after a deadly plane crash, but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says it will be made safer.
"My Daddy. I'm 13." That message is written on one of three rocks that sit next to a flax weaving at the foot of the new Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.
Police are appealing for information about four assaults in the North Dunedin area at the weekend.
The state of emergency in Christchurch's Port Hills has been extended for another week, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has confirmed.
Junior doctors' long-running battle over work hours appears to be coming to an end.
The Dunedin City Council will lobby the Government — and could also mobilise the public — as it pushes for a commitment to a central site for the city’s long-awaited hospital rebuild.
The Dunedin City Council’s decision to scrap public hearings on its annual budget has been criticised as "bare minimum democracy".
Decades-old rivalries played out on the sports field yesterday as about 3500 students took part in College Sports Day at Logan Park.
Indian guru Hari Prasadasji Swami is farewelled by members of the Dunedin Indian community at the marina yesterday.
Students were unwitting "lab rats" while taking part in O Week activities yesterday.
University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has been accused of intimidating behaviour as the university continues to attract criticism over humanities cuts.
A chinese tourist who knocked a Canadian cyclist off his bike will probably meet the victim’s family in the next couple of days to express his remorse.