The Los Angeles coroner has found that popstar Michael Jackson died of an overdose of propofol.
A Dunedin woman was fined $25,000 after admitting to improper storage of 778 litres of acetone, isopropyl alcohol and EMA in the basement of her home.
Thousands of Malawi children who work picking tobacco suffer from "Green Tobacco Sickness".
A Taumaranui couple found dead in their home had inadvertently gassed themselves, a post mortem has found.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has released their findings regarding mercury amalgam dental fillings.
An Auckland spider enthusiast has been fined for trying to import seven orange tarantulas from the Philippines.
Maaori Language week runs this year from 27 July to 2 August, the theme for 2009 is "Te Reo i te Hapori - Maaori Language in the Community".
One person has been taken to hospital and 50 others evacuated from the Takapuna Aquatic Centre following a chlorine leak last week.
A 32-year-old South African woman has been charged with importing heroin into Australia.
A 2-year-old American girl has died following ingesting a button battery from an electronic game.