Retired All Black Tony Woodcock was caught behind the wheel while over the limit after "helping a mate kill some sheep".
Staff at Dunedin Hospital are advising people to talk first to their GP about a cough or cold, as the emergency department fills up with the change of season, The South Today reports.
Delta has lost its multimillion-dollar contract to run the Green Island Landfill and transfer station.
The de-facto stepfather of Christchurch baby Ihaka Stokes, has today been found guilty of his murder.
The skipper of a fishing trawler has been lauded for his decision to dump 30 tonnes of jack mackerel in order to save a pod of dolphins entangled in a net.
Argentina has given final legislative approval to a bill legalising cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes.
The city of Seattle is suing President Donald Trump's administration over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," arguing it amounts to unconstitutional federal coercion.
Brisbane can expect about a month's worth of rain in the next 24 hours as ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie moves south.
The man who as Defence Minister approved a controversial SAS raids in Afghanistan says further investigation is needed to find out if civilians died.
Police say they are doing everything they can to catch those responsible for a ''sickening'' attack on a father and son.
Conservation group Bay Bush Action is looking for a carnivorous kauri snail found only in Northland and known as a pupu rangi.
A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington this morning.
Retail New Zealand is calling on the Government to set up a police task force to combat retail crime and introduce spot-fines for petty offences.
The prime minister's tour of cyclone-ravaged north Queensland will show him just how much help the region needs to get back on its feet, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.
Three storm chasers have been killed in a car wreck in northwest Texas as an intense tornado-packed storm front rolled through the state, local media reported.
Prime Minister Theresa May has formally begun Britain's divorce from the European Union, ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown.
Dunedin band The Clean has won a national award for its 1981 recording Boodle Boodle Boodle.
A Napier man has been jailed for rape after he organised a drug-dealing rendezvous with his victim in a Housing New Zealand property.
Low-lying fog affected air travel around the country again today, with flights delayed and cancelled at several airports, including Dunedin and Invercargill.
A trust planning to return cable cars to Dunedin's High St says its planned building in Mornington Park, the first tangible sign of the project, should be in place soon.