US presidential campaign tensions seeped into a high-profile charity dinner as Donald Trump joked about sending Hillary Clinton to prison and she alluded to Trump's statements about women.
Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report has said.
Auckland Council and its contractors have been ordered to pay $255,000 in fines and reparations over the death of a 19-year-old woman.
Honduras' Congress approved a law to prevent drug trafficking money being used to finance political campaigns in the poor Central American nation blighted by gang violence.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected reports that elite New Zealand troops are playing a combat role in northern Iraq.
A woman was seriously injured when she fell from a balcony in Dunedin last night.
Landlords of several flats on Castle St have found themselves in hot water following an investigation into rental housing standards.
A young woman found dead in the Waikato River has been described as "beautiful", "sassy" and "stubborn".
Queenstown has been named the top holiday destination in Australasia, including the South Pacific, at the 2016 World Travel Awards.
Two students could have died after they got separated from their outdoor education group in icy conditions on Mt Tongariro yesterday, police say.
A fire at a vineyard near Nelson has closed part of State Highway 60, the Appleby Highway.
A 28-year-old man was taken into police custody yesterday after a search of a bush area in East Otago.
Some City Rise schools have warned pupils and their families about the presence of a child sex offender released into the community recently.
The state of neglect in Aurora’s electricity network has the potential to kill Dunedin residents and leave the city with a power crisis, a former Delta employee says.
In a "stellar" outcome, the University of Otago has topped the country in all but one of the official key indicators measuring the educational performance of university students.
University of Otago department of English lecturer Dr David Large will spend the summer revisiting his childhood hobby.
After moving to Dunedin to retire, Jane Beecroft soon found herself with more on her plate than she first anticipated.
The Southern police district has a new boss.
Seven people from Southland and Otago were among 46 people to receive honours from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at two investiture ceremonies at Government House, in Wellington yesterday.
The DCC's committee appointments may be in for a change before they have even been approved, after Cr Lee Vandervis refused a role then realised it could have been ''acceptable''.