Cigarettes sold in Wellington could introducre plan cigarette packaging as early as 2017.
The body of missing Perth man Sean Michel is has reportedly been found.
A new case of measles has recently been reported in Nelson.
A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently revealed that Timaru has the highest air pollution levels in Australasia.
At least four people have been reported injured after a fire at a Dunedin flat where the band Six60 was formed.
The price of avocados have increased 139 per cent over the past year, reports say.
A case of measles has been confirmed in teh Kaeo area in Northland, authorities have confirmed.
A woman who borrowed a book from an Auckland Library has recently returned a book 67 years late.
One person is dead and another is wounded after a helicopter crash near the Lindis Pass area in Otago today.
Two French tourists visiting New Zealand were assaulted and robbed in the Totara St car park in Dargaville, Northland.