Prime Minister Bill English today revealed that Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay offered to play him the tape of his electorate agent's conversations last year.
About 300 people braved the chilly 7 degree temperature at noon today.
At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said.
Further tax cuts and lifting incomes would be National's priorities over the next five years if it is re-elected in September, Prime Minister Bill English told the party's conference in Wellington today.
China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.
Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.
Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.
An Invercargill couple are devastated, confused and in shock after finding their beloved labrador dead on their lawn.
A derelict psychiatric hospital building has gone up in flames in Nelson.
Dunedin residents can help the dire situation of New Zealand’s native birds in various ways, environmental advocacy groups say.
The massive rebuilding project at SPCA Otago’s Opoho animal shelter continues against a backdrop of major change for the animal welfare organisation.
Installing CCTV cameras in central Mosgiel could cost up to $17,000.
A Dunedin military researcher is seeking information from Otago people whose ancestors fought in the South African Boer War between 1899 and 1902.
From pounamu to plaques, time capsules and trees, Otago Polytechnic can now remember its memorials accurately with the creation of a memorial and commemorative register.
Giving patients, families and the community a stronger voice within the health sector is the focus of the newly formed Southern District Health Board Community Health Council.
Fears are growing for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried a mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province, with reports of only three survivors so far.
The wild things came out to play in the Octagon tonight as luminous nocturnal creatures invaded for the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival.
Four Kiwis rescued from a remote Pacific island after their yacht ran aground on a reef are safely aboard a Fiji Navy patrol boat headed for Suva.
Two cars were badly damaged in a crash in Mosgiel.
The top four may soon be set in stone with the three leading sides all recording wins.