Hitting her partner with a frying pan has resulted in a Pleasant Point woman being sentenced to three months' home detention.
A driver has died after his vehicle crashed into a parked truck on a rural road near Timaru.
Health authorities are urging Christchurch whitebaiters to avoid eating fish caught in the city's rivers.
A Timaru fire officer is urging people to call 111 when they smell or see smoke.
Helen Clark has tonight been recognised for her contribution to women’s health in New Zealand.
Six Iranians arrested for singing along to the pop song Happy were given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison.