Israel ordered residents out of parts of Khan Younis in Gaza and pounded the length of the enclave, after the US used a veto to shield its ally from a demand for a ceasefire.
One person had died after a quad bike crash north of Timaru.
A public health academic says the way international experts are being so vocal about NZ's rowback on smokefree legislation is "very embarrassing" and has tarnished our reputation.
The United States is now just one flight away from the South Island.
Tauranga police have arrested a person who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and bank cards while her husband was being resuscitated on the side of the road.
A furious couple has been paid $500 after a holiday park gave their waterfront spot to another family.
Actor Ryan O'Neal, the 1970s Hollywood heartthrob best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in Love Story, has died. He was 82.
Ireland has farewelled Shane MacGowan with renditions of The Pogues' Christmas anthem Fairytale of New York in the streets and at a joyous funeral marking the singer's colourful life.
The government says it will be considering different funding models to build new hospitals.
The owners of a Dunedin cafe say they have lost significant business due to the carelessness of a mysterious caller claiming to work for Google.
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has hit near Culverden in North Canterbury this morning.
Santa Claus atop his sleigh was the highlight for those attending the Kaiapoi Toyota Santa Parade and Carnival last Saturday.
A dog owner confronted about his pet being locked in a hot car threatened to 'bash heads in'.
Liz McMillan won by a nose in a flying fox battle.
An investigation has ruled the likely cause of a chopper crash on the West Coast was the tail rotor spinning dangerously fast, causing the back of the helicopter to break up.
An Orange strong wind warning is in place for parts of Canterbury from Saturday afternoon with northwesterly gusts of up to 120km/h expected.
Canterbury Special Olympics athletes and coaches can’t wait for the National Summer Games to take over Christchurch.
Finance Minister Nicola Willis says she has already met twice with KiwiRail bosses over a "major cost blowout" in the project to replace the Interislander ferries.
Two people have been found guilty of murdering Christchurch mother Angela Blackmoore 28 years ago.
The man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Christchurch real estate agent Yanfei Bao has made another appearance in the High Court.