Tickets bought in Greytown and Warkworth have each won $19 million in Powerball, but other big Lotto prizes went to tickets sold in Invercargill and Greymouth.
Voluntary assisted dying has been given the stamp of approval by the Australian state of Victoria's parliament in a landmark decision.
Labour has released costing estimates for its boost to student loans and allowances - just hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended not doing so.
An Australian grandfather-of-seven killed in a glider crash near Lake Hawea had been flying for more than 50 years.
The proposal to designate an area in central Dunedin as a bus hub has been given the green light.
Dramatic footage has emerged of the desperate attempt by a North Korean soldier shot trying to defect to the South.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is denying that the Government is backtracking over its goal to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years, saying it was always going to be in partnership with the private...
I am liking the cut of Richard Hall's jib. He is the rector at Otago Boys' High School - and he is telling it like it is, says broadcaster Mike Hosking.
Changes to school entry rules that allowed some 4-year-olds to start school will be reversed by the new Government.
The man accused of shooting a taxi driver in Wellington has appeared in the District Court and remanded in custody until January.
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The suspect in last month's deadly truck attack in Lower Manhattan has been indicted on terrorism and murder charges.
Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter says he is taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps", including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable.
US prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including 'Game of Thrones'.
A Wellington-based film worker has been fatally gored by a bull in India.
Cat owners have been urged to watch for signs their beloved pets may have been poisoned, after two cats in Napier died from ingesting antifreeze.
The idea of establishing a toilet museum in Dunedin is being suggested by city council archivist Alison Breese.
CBS News and other networks have fired prominent US interviewer Charlie Rose, a day after it was reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.
Five tonnes of molasses is oozing on to a rural Waikato road after a truck rolled near Otorohanga this morning.
Families across the Tasman are taking note of New Zealand's free tertiary scheme - but unless they have lived here long-term they will be locked out.