Napier families who are desperate for housing are applying for flatshares and one-bedroom units.
Primary school teachers and principals have rejected the Ministry of Education's most recent pay offer and will vote on further industrial action next month.
New research involving Otago University has uncovered a sharp rise in prescription medicine use by children, including a 50 percent increase in prescriptions for the antidepressant fluoxetine.
Three Auckland district health boards have written off debts of $53.5 million run up by ineligible overseas patients in the past five years.
A building industry study has identified a macho and bullying culture as a major factor in the industry's high suicide numbers.
In a draft response accidentally sent to media University of Otago proctor Dave Scott acknowledged entering a flat to confiscate bongs was "technically incorrect".
A long standing critic of Fonterra, Leonie Guiney, is one of five people seeking a position on the dairy cooperative's board.
Plans to triple the Stewart Island visitor levy are proving unpopular with local residents.
The Victoria University council has voted to change its name to University of Wellington - dropping the reference to the former monarch.
Sir Owen Glenn says his former business partner Eric Watson has been ordered to pay nearly $NZ50 million after a complex UK court battle over a disputed joint venture.
Hospitals spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the nationwide nurses' strike in July.
It's unclear whether the needles found in Australian strawberries were put in the fruit before or after being imported, Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor says.
A company launching an electric scooter ride share scheme in Christchurch and Auckland says they can be used on the footpaths as well as the roads.
A car has smashed into a full cafe on the West Coast, caving in part of the building.
The 10 pupils who were hospitalised owing to an unusual smell a Carterton primary school on Friday will be back at school tomorrow.
Country women are still facing a high level of isolation, the president of Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) says.
Up to 40 percent of older New Zealanders are engaging in hazardous drinking, a study has found.
Aurora Energy's staff have been warned that if information continues to leak into the public domain then forensic investigators may be brought in to find its source.
The Prime Minister leaves for the United States tomorrow for her first formal trip to the United Nations.
Massey University's vice-chancellor has told students and staff she has no intentions of resigning after she misled the public over the cancellation of a Don Brash speech on campus last month.