Next week's strike by thousands of hospital nurses is still on the cards despite the union recommending members accept a revised pay offer.
The Government will lift the student loan cap for medical students and others doing lengthy undergraduate courses in a change long called for by University of Otago students.
From today, repeat drink drivers will be required to install an alcohol breathalyser in their car to stop them driving if they've had a drink.
There's a perception New Zealanders are being priced out of house and home by wealthy foreigners. But what are the motivations of these foreign 'one-percenters'? And what brings them to our region?
New Zealand's hotel industry is experiencing a boom in investment which the country has not seen for decades, a tourism insider says.
The offender is still on the run after a shooting in Invercargill, however police say they are not thought to be a danger to the public.
MPI's initial response to complaints of animal cruelty was not good enough, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says, and he will consider changing the law to make it easier to prosecute.
The Government is committed to lifting the profile of women’s sport and will contribute financially to NZ hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup, but the sports minister won't say now much.
A New Zealand man is in a US hospital after being shot by the mother of a teenage girl he had reportedly met online.
Patients caught up in the looming nurse's strikes are facing an uncertain future as DHBs rush to get contingency plans in place.
The mayor of Waimate has joined those slamming the behaviour of a man who hit a possum so hard it flew through the air saying the incident was "absolutely disgusting".
A pair of Otago parents of children with disabilities say they are suffering after IDEA Services shut its only Dunedin respite home.
Four new South Island farms have been confirmed as infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
The government has decided to start directly informing neighbouring farms when an infected or high-risk property is detected nearby.
Tourists will soon have to pay double what locals do to stay in tramping huts on the country's four main Great Walks.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's parents have expressed their excitement at the birth of their new granddaughter.
Should New Zealand do away with public holidays and just let Kiwis decide when to have a break?
Roading officials are urgently double-checking inspections of truck-trailers on the West Coast by a certifier who is now under investigation.
Jacinda Ardern has arrived at hospital to have her baby and Winston Peters is in charge of the country.
Schools are now looking overseas in search for woodwork and metalwork teachers as they struggle to fill vacancies with locally trained candidates.