Mental health advocates are criticising the make-up of a Ministry of Health working group to advise the Government on how to respond to the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry.
Dunedin's expecting its biggest tourist season yet with nearly 120 cruise ships and countless campervans descending on the city. But one of its drawcards - Otago Peninsula - is being disrupted by a massive roading project.
A High Court jury has taken less than an hour to find the man accused of murdering South Auckland mother Arishma Chand guilty.
A Dunedin electric car advocate who had a "fright" when the brakes on his Nissan Leaf failed says the company needs to investigate the issue further amid similar reports around the globe.
Two cases of contamination with needles are believed to be isolated incidents, the New Zealand Food Safety boss says.
Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson says the team's front office have told him he won't be offered a new contract beyond next year.
People in Timaru are being asked to conserve water because it has only enough reserves for four days.
Dunedin's high-tech digital pioneer Ian Taylor is bringing virtual reality to Otago prison to help inmates learn to read while they fix cars.
The fallout from a damning independent review of Cycling New Zealand has continued with chief executive Andrew Matheson resigning.
The Prime Minister is being told she must make it clear to China that attempts to intimidate and silence academics here will not be tolerated.
The New Zealand U-17 women's team has shocked the footballing world by defeating Japan on penalties to make the World Cup semi-finals.
All Black coach Steve Hansen has leapt to the defence of captain Kieran Read in the wake of criticism of recent performances by the 117-cap veteran.
The Department of Conservation is investigating claims that tourism operators are flouting the law by flying tourists into a remote part of Fiordland.
The DCC is being slammed by some Middlemarch residents over its response to Tuesday's downpour which transformed some of the town's streets into sewage ponds.
Unemployment has dropped to a 10-year low of 4.5 percent across the country - and in Ashburton, just 1.9 percent of residents don't have jobs.
Pharmacists have been told to restrict the number of paracetamol tablets they give out because of a national shortage of the country’s most dispensed medicine.
Banning repeat drink drivers from ever holding a licence again could breach natural justice, says a lawyer who specialises in drink-driving cases.