The idea of a faith museum in Mosgiel to attract tourists to the town divided Mosgiel Taieri Community Board members last week.
By Anna Jordan - Year 11, Tokomairiro High School
By Rhys Davie - Year 11, Tokomairiro High School
Convicted killer Colin Bouwer will remain behind bars after requesting parole be declined at his latest hearing.
A petrol station attendant was sliced by a man wielding a machete during an aggravated robbery in Napier.
About 150 people have been exposed to measles by a person sick with the virus who visited several Auckland places, a public health official says.
Police say more than 900,000 scam phone calls were made from one number in June and July asking people to pay outstanding fines using iTunes vouchers.
A farmer who claims that locals are trying to drive him out of his small West Coast community is now facing a threatening to kill charge.
A very happy dog has been reunited with its owner after being rescued from a tight, 10m-deep limestone crevice in the hills behind Greymouth.
Haumoana School has been closed after the discovery of E. coli in its own private bore.
A caregiver allegedly caught on covert camera footage hitting and slapping an elderly man in a rest home has been charged with assault.
Police are hunting a convicted child sex-offender in Christchurch.
Police are warning fake $50 notes could still be circulating throughout wider Wellington following the crackdown on a counterfeit scheme.
Two arrests have been made in connection with two armed robberies in Christchurch over the past month.
Photos of an Air NZ pilot posing with an inflatable doll in the cockpit and an air hostess spitting water with the caption "wish I could spit on passengers like this" have been posted online.
A child had his leg broken in a hit-and-run incident in Auckland as his mother lifted him out of the way of a speeding car.
A new study investigating intriguing links between mental illness and heart disease risk is among $1.5 million in grants announced today.
As China prepares to host the G20 summit, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces scrutiny over Australia's investment policies.
Dunedin's latest Powerball winning couple are eyeing up a new car and other purchases are in consideration.
The latest edition of the Australian National Dictionary has added thousands of new and old favourite words and phrases.