A drug dealer who ripped off two French tourists and took a beating for it was not put off by the violent retribution, it seems.
Wild windy weather wreaked havoc across the lower South Island yesterday afternoon, bringing down trees and powerlines.
A man who "king hit" a Gore Hospital doctor was convicted of assault in the Gore District Court yesterday.
The coronavirus vaccine cavalry is coming, but it's a cavalry with caveats - there are trials to finish, regulators to impress, logistics to arrange.
A section of State Highway 6 is closed in Southland after a truck carrying bitumen crashed this morning.
Almost half the hate crimes reported to the police are being wrongly downgraded from a criminal offence, to either "incidents" in which no crime was committed, or to lower level crimes.
Some South Island fruit growers are not only failing to respond to Kiwis applying for work but also doing a poor job of advertising for staff, a union representative says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate emergency in NZ as the Government commits to going carbon neutral by 2025 and joins 32 other nations in acknowledging the global crisis.
A man shot by police remains in a stable condition today - as does the hero police dog that was also wounded in the incident.
Walking to and from the Beehive in early March helped Jacinda Ardern stay in touch with the mood of the country in deciding to put the country into lockdown, the Prime Minister has revealed.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will this afternoon personally move a motion in the House to declare a climate change emergency in New Zealand.
A third of all those invoiced for their stays in managed isolation have not paid - more than three months later.
A former NZ teacher who filmed nearly 100 women through a two-way mirror in his bathroom won't get out of prison yet due to his "deep-seated" issues with voyeurism.
A police officer who was rammed by a motorist posing as a Muslim extremist - who then chased the officer with a tomahawk - says he believed the man intended to kill him.
A distraught pet owner has been reunited with her beloved Pomeranian puppy which is believed to have been stolen by gatecrashers at a house party.