A woman has died in hospital after she was trapped by a fallen tree in Waikato.
A former nurse jailed for possessing hundreds of child sex abuse images and then stripped of his licence has been further censured.
A suspended driver, who allegedly threatened someone with a tomahawk before crashing a car and fleeing, has been caught by members of the public.
The Government has given struggling New Zealanders short-term relief from the increasing cost of living.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has tacked to the centre, bolting an emergency $1 billion cost of living package to his $5.9b health-focused Budget.
Opposition MPs have voiced their disdain for Budget 2022, with National labelling it "backwards" and Act naming it the "brain-drain Budget".
Housing Minister and Wigram MP Megan Woods says Budget 2022 will help more people get onto the property ladder by funding about 7000 extra first home grants and 2500 more first home loans every year.
The health sector was among the big winners in today's Budget, receiving a $13.2 billion boost over the next four years.
Police investigating a serious assault on a speed camera operator in Invercargill want the public to watch a TV programme tonight in hopes of identifying the attacker.
Loud banging noises from the pile driver being used to build the new hospital in Dunedin may become a pain in the backside.
A once "close-knit" family has been torn apart following a big Lotto win 13 years ago - and a subsequent court battle over a home that was purchased with the help of the payout.
A man who sexually assaulted a woman who gave him a lift home from a bar left her feeling powerless and violated, a court has heard.
Health is expected to be the big winner when Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveils his Budget this afternoon.
A "rubbernecking" man was fined for filming a crash scene while driving on Dunedin’s Southern Motorway yesterday.
A man has been arrested after he allegedly altered stolen images of teenage girls to be sexually explicit and posted them to adult websites.
The big rise in flu cases could be just the start of a major outbreak in the South Island, a DHB medical officer of health says.