Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has selected an image by a South Island school pupil to feature on her annual Christmas card.
A violent disagreement at a 21st birthday party led to a Dunedin man suffering a fractured skull, a court has heard.
A brazen attempt by a couple to force a man to withdraw money from his bank yesterday was foiled when bank staff triggered a silent alarm.
A routine police checkpoint operation near Lumsden uncovered a "substantial" amount of cannabis after officers caught a whiff of the stuff in a car they stopped, prompting a search.
Liquidators say early indications of affairs at Ticket Rocket show there will be no money to pay unsecured creditors.
It's officially the first day of summer today - and plenty of warm and dry days lie ahead for the South Island.
The Auckland woman believed to have been murdered on Saturday, Elizabeth (Ying) Zhong, was the owner of the Carrick vineyard and winery at Bannockburn, in Central Otago.
The daughter of a Zimbabwean witchdoctor has been declined refugee status in New Zealand, despite her fears she'll be forced to take his place in the tribe if she returns home.
WorkSafe NZ has charged 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari/White Island deadly eruption, including two government agencies.
The Government will start the process of giving every New Zealander an extra five days of sick leave a year before Parliament adjourns for the summer break.
Police have named a man who died in Dunedin Hospital more than a week after the car he was driving collided with a milk tanker in Southland.
A late-night trip to the ATM has left a man feeling sick after he discovered faecal matter smeared all over the facilities on Sunday night.
One person has died in hospital after a car collided with a milk tanker in Southland more than a week ago.
The Pakistan cricket squad's day 6 tests will be conducted today, with a decision on training expected to be made by health officials.
Police have offered a $100,000 reward for new information about the death of an 88-year-old man in a suspicious house fire.
Police are hunting Grinch-like thieves who made off with more than $1000 worth of Christmas hamper goodies from a church cathedral.
‘End of an era’ can be used a bit loosely, but when applied to the impending retirement of Wakatipu Kindergarten’s Sally Hogg, it’s entirely apt.