Trade Minister Todd McClay says he was told Zespri in China was warned about trade implications against New Zealand companies but dismissed it as "unsubstantiated rumour" after Chinese authorities denied it.
Two people killed in a horror car crash on the Desert Road yesterday morning have been named.
An emotionally charged sentencing at Taupo District Court this afternoon has ended with home detention for an 18-year-old charged with dangerous driving causing death.
Pat Brittenden and David Loughrey finally find a reason to encourage your children to seek their thumbs and bite their nails.
Pat Brittenden and David Loughrey look at the recent increase in the price of houses in Dunedin and who is to blame for that.
Prime Minister John Key will arrive back from his Europe and South East Asia visit tomorrow before launching into talks with United States Vice President Joe Biden.
The judge handing down the sentence to a father who killed his five-month-old girl says the man's actions were brutal, and he knew they would cause death.
A paramedic who found a 77-year-old severely emaciated woman lying dead, covered in her own excrement described her as looking like a "scarecrow".
Government ministers are rejecting the views of senator-elect Pauline Hanson who is again under fire for anti-Islam comments.
Donald Trump this week took his use of sordid accusations against Democrat Hillary Clinton to levels unprecedented in modern US presidential campaigns, in the latest example of the Republican's unorthodox playbook.
The naming and shaming of a teenage shoplifter on social media will make others "think twice'' about stealing, a Dunedin retailer says.
The fate of 56 jobs at a Dunedin research facility appears sealed after the Government approved a plan to shift them north to Lincoln. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull immediately slammed the decision...
Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line.
A man who has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old in her Mangere home yesterday has been declined bail.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant "neural laces" in their brains to keep up, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of tech leaders this week.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a 2-year-old girl was shot dead in Mangere this morning.
A Singaporean man was given four months home detention, 200 hours community work, and required to pay reparation of $27,000 after a crash that killed a motorcyclist last year.
A man has been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after fishermen discovered him in a car that left the road near Kakanui.
A 64-year-old man from Kaikoura is dead and another person is critically injured after a four-car crash north of Dunedin.
The helicopter company involved in a crash at Fox Glacier that killed seven people has been charged with health and safety offences.