Australians who have been on welfare for long periods could soon see an overhaul of their payments under changes to be called for by the federal government.
Comment: Helen Clark did not lightly enter the contest to become the UN Secretary-General and she is not going to quit lightly, NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young writes.
SpaceX is developing an interplanetary rocket and capsule to transport large numbers of people and cargo to Mars with the ultimate goal of colonizing the planet.
The police national dive squad is scouring Whitianga waterways for any sign of missing Auckland man Lucas Cochrane.
New Zealand has some of the cleanest and safest air on the planet, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report suggests.
A ``reckless'' Auckland lawyer who instructed a client to pay $50,000 in fees into his personal account and earned interest on it for six weeks has been found guilty of misconduct.
One of Auckland's largest fires is now out, but crews remain at the factory destroyed in a massive blaze that began on Tuesday night.
Republican Donald Trump vowed to hit rival Democrat Hillary Clinton harder in the next US presidential debate after she put him on the defensive by accusing him of being racist, sexist and a tax dodger during their first match-up.
Rugby player Losi Filipo, controversially discharged without conviction for assaulting four people, had a "pretty challenging" upbringing and is "hugely apologetic", the Players' Association says.
Justice Minister Amy Adams is to review the decision to strip South Dunedin soft drinks company Wests of its liquor licence.
We will find you and we will kill you. That's the message the Otago Regional Council is set to issue to Bennett's wallabies that enter its territory.
Babies born under midwife-led care have suffered higher incidents of damage than those whose mothers were looked after by doctors, according to new research.
New rules designed to curb the worst excesses of our booze culture are beginning to bite, but sections of Dunedin’s hospitality industry say they are now the target of a heavy-handed crackdown by officials.
Sam Chin says he hasn't changed in 38 years. The problem is, the industry has.
Who knew there were so many old mobile phones just lying about, gathering dust in Dunedin?
A KiwiRail flatbed wagon carrying two coal containers derailed at the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday.
The bus and coach industry will come under close scrutiny in Dunedin this week.
A massive smoke cloud rising near Milton yesterday prompted queries about the possibility of an explosion.
Grey Power members from ''Oamaru down to Bluff'' are worried about Dunedin Hospital's future, the Southern District Health Board has been told.
Eleven female candidates for the Dunedin mayoralty and council was cause for celebration at a candidates forum at the Dunedin City Salvation Army Hall last night.