A Christchurch homeowner furious that a power line company was cutting his trees snapped and knocked a contractor to the ground.
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The Ministry of Health has revealed five new cases of Covid-19 - including three more international mariners staying in the Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport.
Official figures show 32 people breached Covid-19 isolation rules during a 58-day period between April and June.
Advance NZ co-leader Billy Te Kahika has severed ties with the party after it failed to make it into Parliament.
France has registered a record 52,010 new confirmed Covid infections over the past 24 hours, while Spain declared a new state of emergency as a second wave of cases surges through Europe.
British special forces have boarded an oil tanker near the Isle of Wight in the English channel, detaining seven suspected stowaways who had threatened the crew.
A region of the country which suffers one of the highest rates of bowel cancer will soon be able to access the free screening programme.
With Covid cases at record levels, US President Donald Trump has repeated his refrain that the nation is "rounding the turn" in the pandemic, while Vice President Mike Pence pressed ahead with campaigning despite positive tests among multiple aides.
Six fatal crashes over Labour Weekend so far have prompted police to call for more care on the road, as traffic volumes are set to remain high today.
Next year Dunedin’s neurosurgery service may finally have a full team of three doctors on staff, for the first time since it was established 10 years ago.
Sunny weather and a view of Dunedin’s harbour provided the perfect backdrop for the visiting Extravaganza Fair.
Kelly Walker, of Timaru, and Border collie Gael compete in the Taieri Canine Training Club Rally-O Championship Trial at Forrester Park, in Dunedin, yesterday.
Once underestimated, powerful genomic tracing tools can "help tremendously" to protect New Zealand against Covid-19 even after a vaccine becomes available, Dunedin scientist Dr Jemma Geoghegan says.
Harness racing enthusiasts and Dunedin locals were out in force for the Tuapeka Harness Racing Club’s annual meeting at Forbury Park yesterday.