Regional headlines with summaries.
Otago University has pleaded guilty to a private health and safety prosecution and paid $60,000 to a woman visitor who slipped on wet tiles.
The Crown says anger got the better of Jiwan Ram during an argument with his partner and he stabbed her multiple times.
The Health and Disability Commissioner has criticised a health board after a cancer patient died following a series of problems with her treatment.
A court has been told that a man accused of the manslaughter of a Wellington truck driver last December was acting in self-defence.
The Department of Conservation is continuing an investigation into reports a group of kea were shot near Nelson last week.
The owners of a Christchurch quarry that residents believe may have contaminated their wells say its operations have remained above groundwater level at all times. (COMMENTS)
A residential school for girls with disabilities fears the Education Ministry is deliberately starving it of students in order to shut it down. (AUDIO)
A man charged with rape following an early morning attack on a woman in her Richmond home earlier this month has denied the charge but remains in custody pending a trial set for October.
The Counties Manukau District Health Board has been criticised for failing to give antibiotics to a patient suffering from a serious infection after surgery.
Hundreds of protected trees on private property in Christchurch could be at risk of being cut down if a city council proposal goes ahead.
An elderly man charged over an attack on a homeless man in Nelson has been remanded without plea in the Nelson District Court today.
A New Brighton resident and Ngai Tahu elder says proposed coastal hazard zones in Christchurch are a profound misuse of special earthquake recovery legislation.
An irrigation scheme that is expected to add $1 billion to the country's economy each year will be turned on in Canterbury tomorrow.
The West Coast welcomed its six newest citizens at a council ceremony in Westport last week, but for some the dream of a better life is proving tough.
The Mayor of Ashburton says making it easier for migrants to work in Canterbury will help to reinvigorate the region's economy.
Marlborough Sounds residents and recreational fishers warn that scallops could disappear from the area unless tougher constraints are placed on commercial dredgers.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people have visited Dunedin buildings today as part of the city's 150th anniversary Heritage Festival.
A woman is facing multiple charges after the police say she drove drunk through a checkpoint in the Taranaki town of Hawera with four children in her car.
A West Coast local authority is looking at an environmentally-friendly energy plant that could create much-needed jobs for the Westport area.
A Maori trust board which received $1.4 million in Government funding last year is under a ministerial investigation. (AUDIO)