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The University of Otago and Southern Cemeteries Archaeology will excavate parts of Drybread Cemetery next month to uncover unmarked graves at the Central Otago site.
There is renewed hope the Southland town of Mataura may finally be freed of the burden of more than 10,000 tonnes of potentially toxic waste.
Fifty-one people were slain by the mosque terrorist - brutality on such an unprecedented scale in this country made the perpetrator's sentence inevitable, RNZ reporter Tim Brown writes.
The man who carried out the mosque attacks in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 has been sentenced to a life in prison and will never leave jail.
The loss of the 51 people who were killed in 15 minutes at two Christchurch mosques resonated around the world as they left behind 34 spouses, 92 children and more than 100 siblings. These are their… Video
This afternoon the final victims of the mosque shooting spoke to the court. Just before the court adjourned for the day, it was confirmed the shooter would not speak in his own defence.
The mosque gunman has been dismissed as an "insignificant killer" in the High Court at Christchurch this morning.
Little Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest victim from the Christchurch mosque attacks, used to run around his family's home pretending to be a police officer.
A former Christchurch city councillor, who is supporting mosque attack victims in court, says it has been a "cathartic" experience for people to let out 18 months of hurt and anger.
Dozens of victims have now recalled the day "the devil" visited their places of worship.
An Imam from Linwood Islamic Centre has recalled the moment a gunman opened fire on the worshippers in prayer.
The High Court will hear from further victims of the Christchurch terror attack this morning.
Janna Ezat, whose son Hussein Al-Umari was murdered at Al Noor Mosque, told the gunman she forgives him. "In our Muslim faith we say ... we are able to forgive, forgive." Video
The man who killed 51 people at the Christchurch mosques sat quietly and emotionless as his actions were detailed in court.
The sentencing hearing for the gunman responsible for the 15 March attacks begins today, but prior to that fateful day he had not come to the attention of authorities and was described as a loner who…
Speculation about the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the suicide rate is causing more harm than good, those in the mental health sector say.
An inexperienced doctor and inadequate supervision meant a critically-ill toddler did not get potentially life-saving treatment.
A judge sentencing a woman for escaping managed isolation described the lack of mental health assessment and additional care at the centres as "a major failing".
It was standing room only as locals packed the Tarras community hall last night to hear about the town's potential as a flight destination.
Photonics uses light for sensing, manufacturing, and transmitting information, much in the same way electronics rely on electrical signals.
The government is being called on to move potentially toxic waste from a disused Southland paper mill which flooded over the weekend, and exact payment from mining giant Rio Tinto later.
The politics of pedestrianisation has meant Dunedin City Council's straightforward plan to trial non-vehicular zones was never going to be simple.
In February, 3949 people were claiming the benefit in the region, but only three months later that had soared to 5686.
Employment in the region is expected to fall 25.2 percent, with lower-wage earners bearing the brunt, but the mayor argues the council is already working to curb that.
Two orchard workers, who laughed as they sexually violated a woman they had abducted, have been jailed.