Families evacuated as a large scrub fire tore across Flagstaff Hill, in Dunedin, have been allowed to return home tonight after the fire was brought under control.
An Auckland restaurant has been forced to close after a row over a diabetic diner eating her own food.
A New Zealand faith healer has been charged in relation to the deaths of five people in the Fijian highlands, local police say.
Police say Queenstown is "rife with MDMA and cocaine”, and that drug crime is getting worse in the resort.
Eighteen years after a student was killed while riding in a wheelie bin down a Dunedin street, police found young people at it again on Saturday.
A property sale gone wrong has led to a Court of Appeal judgement that cautions would-be house buyers to do all they can to fulfil their side of the deal.
Senior managers in the police are failing to properly declare conflicts of interest when dealing with complaints of bullying and harassment, according to more than 50 victims and witnesses.
Diana Sarfati’s life work has been to improve cancer treatment. Now the University of Otago, Wellington academic has six months to make a lasting difference.
Survivors from Otago and Southland have begun telling their stories to the Royal Commission of Inquiry examining historic abuse in state and faith-based care, but others are being urged to come forward.
Snow warnings have been lifted for alpine passes in the South Island, but snow is forecast to affect the Milford Road from Monday.
A new firearms register, announced by the Government today, will help stop the flow of guns into the criminal underground's black market, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today.
An Auckland baby who came close to losing her life from a horrific bout of measles has made an incredible recovery.
Quick-thinking bystanders rescued a mother and her young children after their car rolled near Wellington this morning.
The antics of a New Zealand adman who hired a clown to be his support person while he was being fired have made worldwide headlines.
A new firearms register announced by the Government today will help stop the flow of guns into the criminal underground's black market, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won't be drawn on whether the resignation of the ex-staffer at the centre of a sexual assault claim will lead to a compensation payout.
A senior Dunedin gang member blackmailed a retail worker out of up to $250,000 by bombarding him with threats of violence.