Powerball may not have been struck but three lucky punters from Invercargill, Canterbury and Auckland will still be taking home $333,333 from tonight's Lotto draw.
There have been 10 new cases of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation today, including eight from India.
The American star of Netflix movie The Royal Treatment, which was being filmed in Dunedin last month, has brought the city to the attention of her 9.7 million followers.
A crackdown on irresponsible freedom camping is being proposed with plans to increase penalties for those who break the rules.
The first draft rate increases have been released, with Buller forecasting 6.5% and Grey 9.9%.
There are six new cases of Covid-19 - five of them from India - in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health says.
Sir Tim Shadbolt claims he has had several requests for one-on-one IT training denied by his own council — a statement rejected by council staff.
A new booking system for Covid-19 vaccinations will be launched next week, as the Southern District Health board concedes the current procedure has caused problems and is confusing.
Concerned Kiwis in India are full of questions ahead of New Zealand's temporary suspension on travel from the country, which comes into force on Sunday.
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There appears to be no end in sight over the ongoing dispute between the Pike River families about the future direction of the mine's recovery.
West Coast residents are being asked for their opinions on how councils should regulate Airbnbs and other unhosted visitor accommodation.
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The PM says travel from India will be temporarily suspended from 4pm on April 11 until April 28, including for NZ citizens and residents due to a surge in MIQ cases. And a new border case has been reported, a security guard at an Auckland hotel.
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A new border-related positive Covid case has been announced - a 24-year-old who works at a MIQ facility.
Director James Cameron's plans to convert his Wairarapa properties into organic vege farms appear to have fallen short.
Radio host Mike Hosking has backtracked on comments he made after an interview with PM Jacinda Ardern on his radio show - and has issued an apology to one of his ZB colleagues.
Fog at Dunedin Airport has scuppered a planned visit to the city by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today.