Ratepayers across the country could see their rates bills rise, as councils struggle to find funds for critical infrastructure, Local Government New Zealand says.
The police dive squad will begin searching Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu tomorrow for an American tourist who is presumed dead after a tandem skydive went wrong.
The government's zero-fee policy for new tertiary students has increased administration costs, but is having little impact on enrolments, universities say.
An Auckland lawyer who asked a woman lawyer to bend over through a window has been censured and fined $10,000.
Tearfund has named three New Zealand companies in the top five of this year's Ethical Fashion Guide.
Dunedin's mayor may have been getting frustrated when he asked a ratepayer if he was 'deaf or just stupid', but disabilities should not be a default for insults, writes Hilary Stace.
Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion.
Residents of the botched Bella Vista development have compared losing their homes to a funeral of a loved one.
Next week's strike by thousands of hospital nurses is still on the cards despite the union recommending members accept a revised pay offer.
With strike action hitting headlines as nurses push for better pay, other parts of the health workforce are keenly looking on.
The Hunter Valley has been dogged with access issues for decades, long before Matt Lauer bought the lease to the land, the Federated Mountain Clubs group says.
A whale calf that became stranded on a Northland beach over the weekend has died despite rescuers' efforts to refloat the refloat two stranded humpback whales.
An Australian neurologist says the way Pharmac's criteria for continuing access to drugs for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are too old, and not based on evidence.
The Opportunities Party's former deputy leader Geoff Simmons is taking over the leadership and plans to steer the party to the next election. This story was first published by RNZFormer leader and...
Māori students studying medicine at the University of Otago say they are fed up with the ignorance they face over the way they are selected into their second year of study. 🔊AUDIO
Part of Dunedin's central city could be opened to freedom campers to cope with growing numbers inundating existing coastal sites.
A Southland farmer has served notice that he intends to sue another farmer for knowingly selling him calves infected with Mycoplasma bovis.