Government agencies will identify criminals with real-time information including facial recognition and fingerprints - no longer relying on name-based records.
The Frenchman accused of stabbing British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung allegedly attacked officers en route to a Queensland police station.
Police have arrested a man and recovered items believed to have been stolen from houses in North Dunedin.
A complaint about a radio stunt alluding to prison rape has been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
A man hit by a car in Christchurch early this morning has died.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, his daughter says.
Afghan security forces have killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police say, ending an assault that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.
French Muslims are concerned decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatisation.
A person from Gisborne has become the country's latest millionaire after winning big in last night's Lotto draw.
A proud father who shared photos of his young daughter after she shot her first deer has been called "sadistic" for allowing her to taste the animal's raw heart.
A New Zealander has died in a jet-ski accident in Western Australia.
SPCA Otago has launched an investigation after five newborn puppies were dumped in Dunedin.
The Government has been accused of avoiding its responsibilities after research showed homelessness rates in Dunedin have increased by 70% since 2001.
Dunedin's largest primary school is being told to review its procedures after a mother accused it of negligence over the treatment of her 6-year-old son.
The University of Otago has dropped in an annual list of the world's top universities.
Private hospital Mercy is performing cardiac surgery for Dunedin Hospital as a backlog builds at the public institution.
Academics facing an uncertain future in the United Kingdom appear to be eyeing positions at the University of Otago.
The owners of Larnach Castle are hoping the discovery of half a bookcase in Christchurch may lead them to the other half of what is a piece of the castle's original furniture.
Prof Sir Alan Mark says the Havelock North water contamination crisis is a ''major wake-up call'' about the need for more sustainable agriculture and better protection of drinking water.
People should move beyond mere tolerance and try to understand more about others with different faiths and cultures, an Islamic scholar says