There were tears as hundreds of Cadbury workers were told the factory will close next year.
The high cost of manufacturing in Australia, along with a more regulated environment, meant the decision to close the Cadbury factory in Dunedin went against international trends.
Sky TV has confirmed the closure of its Dunedin office, adding to the city’s woes yesterday after Cadbury announced 362 redundancies.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is hopeful that the invasive plant pest blackgrass can be managed to extinction in New Zealand.
The tables will turn when Bill English meets Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull in Queenstown - for once it's not Australia with a different leader.
Researchers are calling for officials to curb modern junk food marketing schemes that target children and young people.
The first space vehicle has arrived at its launch site south of Gisborne and the company says it is an important milestone for the space industry.
Thai police blocked entry to the country's biggest Buddhist temple after it failed to hand over an influential monk wanted for money laundering.
A bug enthusiast's fascination with creepy crawlies cost him thousands after he bred an illegal collection of foreign moths and caterpillars.
Whittaker's has reaffirmed its commitment to the country after news Dunedin's Cadbury factory is closing. A marketing professor believes the closure is 'short-term thinking'.
The mother of Nia Glassie, jailed for the manslaughter of the toddler in Rotorua in August 2007, will be released on parole next month.
Malaysia has detained two woman suspected in the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Our forests may be sucking 60% more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than previously thought, probably because of native trees.
Chinese police seized a haul of counterfeit cosmetics, including fake Chanel, Dior, L'Oreal and Estée Lauder, worth a combined street value of $165 million.
Australia's Catholic church paid $294 million in compensation to thousands of victims of child sexual offences taking place the past 35 years.
Forty-one sexual assault and harassment complaints were lodged in the NZ Defence Force last year, including one for sexual violation or rape.
A Chicago man was charged with murder for shooting an 11yr-old girl, one of three children fatally shot in the city recently.
US trials show a scalp cooling technology reduces hair loss amongst chemotherapy patients.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is in the running for another high-profile aid job based in Geneva, according to reports.
Dunedin mayor Dave Cull is working with local agencies to support Cadbury workers going through a "devastating time".