A young man fleeing from gunmen tipped over a wheelie bin in a desperate bid to escape two attackers just seconds before he was shot dead on a Melbourne street.
A man's body has been pulled from a vehicle that plunged into Auckland Harbour last night.
US President Donald Trump has escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people.
At least five people have been injured and one is in a critical condition after a car struck a group of pedestrians on Auckland's North Shore.
Thirty-six flights have been cancelled today and 9000 Air New Zealand customers alone affected as the fuel crisis deepens.
The Police National Dive Squad have recovered a body near the wreckage of a boat while searching for two missing boaties off the West Coast.
Police searching for a missing Dunedin man want to hear from anyone who may have seen his vehicle in the Catlins, where it was found yesterday.
The Electoral Commission says as of Monday more than 551,000 voters had had their say.
Hurricane Maria killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after devastating the small island nation of Dominica.
National 41.9%, Labour 41.6%. Complacency would be fatal for National, as would a poor showing by young voters for Labour.
A staff member at an Auckland school has been charged and suspended from work after allegations of sexual abuse against a male student.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 60 people in several states, toppling buildings in the capital and forcing thousands of people into the streets in panic.
A freezing worker who ran a drug-delivery business around Mosgiel will be confined to his home for the next six months.
A Dunedin judge accused of bias and excessively intervening during a trial has been cleared by the Court of Appeal.
Creating an ultra-fast broadband infrastructure for Dunedin will be as important for the city as building an electricity network was 150 years ago, Digital Community Trust chairman John Gallaher says.
Not many things really annoy Tobias Devereux but when he narrowly misses getting 100% in a maths test, it irks him - just a little.
A petition calling for the memorial of Dunedin photographer Riley Baker to remain in its present location is gaining support online.
Ringing a church bell looks pretty simple until you start yanking on the rope.
The Ministry of Education and the Otago Regional Council are working together, in the wake of the Go Bus school route cancellations to ensure there are suitable transport options for affected pupils.
The mother of a Dunedin North Intermediate pupil is in ''panic mode'' after learning the bus route which takes her son to school from St Leonards will stop running in two weeks.