Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:28:59 +1300Hundreds of Auckland homes are still without power, heavy rain is closing roads in Southland and another active front is on its way, as New Zealand's summer weather woes continue.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:25:14 +1300Police are investigating after a man was assaulted and left injured by a hitch-hiker he picked up in Hawke's Bay last night.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:57:17 +1300The government's attempts to keep the Trans Pacific Partnership alive have been described as a political own goal and a commercial disaster.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:52:59 +1300The chief youth court judge says the number of teenage offenders forced to spend the night in police cells is unacceptable, as they're no place for young people to spend the night.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:52:56 +1300Fed up with their ancestral lands being strewn with rubbish, the trustees of a Māori reserve in Taranaki have put a chain across a road at a site popular with freedom campers.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:27:17 +1300A man has died and another person is missing after a boat capsized off Otaki Beach.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:12:41 +1300The man accused of killing five people and injuring dozens of pedestrians by driving into a crowd in central Melbourne has been charged with five counts of murder.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:30:14 +1300The government needs to accept that New Zealand's housing market is dysfunctional, says ACT Party leader David Seymour.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:29:59 +1300A hearing over plans to add a glass deck to one side of the Dunedin Railway Station has been told it is a courageous move to revive the building.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:14:14 +1300Police have found a body in their search for a male who was swept away while crossing Waiwhakaiho River near New Plymouth.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:46:06 +1300The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating alleged breaches of the Rodeo Code of Welfare at a Northland rodeo, after footage emerged of calves being electric shocked.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:12:50 +1300Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 19-year-old Auckland man who has been missing since Saturday.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:40 +1300The Christchurch City Council has contributed $28 million towards a carpark owned by a major property developer.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:37:49 +1300Prime Minister Bill English has paid tribute to Ratana Pā by acknowledging their Māori protocols and customs.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:11:31 +1300A state of natural disaster has been declared in French Polynesia after heavy rain hit Tahiti and Moorea.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:01:42 +1300The search for a 73-year-old Auckland woman who has been missing for a week has ended.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:54:32 +1300The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, says faulty batteries were the cause of some of its devices catching fire.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:25:26 +1300An Invercargill man has been arrested after a stand-off with armed police.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:11:11 +1300Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has won the first round of the Socialist party's presidential primaries in New Caledonia.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:05:28 +1300A popular heritage building in Christchurch's Port Hills has re-opened today, nearly six years after the Christchurch earthquake forced its closure.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:02:44 +1300Businesses in Kaikōura are considering their options as summer spending in the quake-hit town lags.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:28:20 +1300A handful of people have chained themselves to a South Canterbury Fonterra factory, to protest against the organisation's burning of coal to power its processing plants.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:13:57 +1300Illegal unregulated and unreported fishing by so called Vietnamese "blue boats" in the Pacific will be the subject of a regional meeting to be hosted by the Forum Fisheries Agency in the first or second quarter of this year.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:46:34 +1300Papua New Guinea's Electoral Commissioner says it is beyond his control to stop politicians from premature campaigning for this year's general elections.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:46:33 +1300Vanuatu's Prime Minister has arrived in Brussels for talks with the European Union.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:16:11 +1300Reports emerging from Bougainville indicate a number of landslides after yesterday's magnitude 7.9 earthquake.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:53:52 +1300Suspended MP of Fiji's National Federation Party Roko Tupou Draunidalo has resigned from parliament and the party.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:46:48 +1300It's shrouded in mystery and liberal amounts of white plastic, but now two new spooks will get to lift the veil on the Waihopai spybase.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:43:39 +1300An Auckland iwi's plan to build 300 houses on a Point England reserve is facing growing anger from residents who want it stopped.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:43:38 +1300A 250 tonne buoy which dragged its moorings and was washed up on a New Plymouth beach won't be floated before tomorrow.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:32:03 +1300A study carried out by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs claims the country is no longer a safe place for children.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:19:47 +1300Two sites off the New Zealand east coast have been earmarked as research areas for development of an open-ocean aquaculture industry.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:09:24 +1300Auckland has held onto its spot as one of the most expensive cities in the world to buy a house, and another New Zealand city is quickly rising through the ranks to join it.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:00:19 +1300A Hawke's Bay beekeeper says it is the worst season for honey production that he has seen in over 20 years.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:30:23 +1300Tongan football champions Veitongo FC are confident of a much better showing at this year's OFC Champions League Preliminary in Nuku'alofa.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:30:22 +1300Fiji sevens coach Gareth Baber says he can't wait to finally get his tenure underway this weekend.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:17:47 +1300A 38-year old former supervisor of the Samoa Commercial Bank, Rosalina Metala Ioka, has been served a three-year jail sentence after she had admitted stealing $US60,000 from the bank's vault last July.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:04:42 +1300The leak in a crucial Wellington water pipe shows why residents should stockpile water in case of an emergency, says the company looking after the city's supply.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:01:01 +1300A residents' group in New Caledonia has again called on the French authorities to ensure that travellers in the St Louis area are safe.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:47:34 +1300Many have been sucked in by fake news stories - sometimes with dire consequences. Here's how it can happen and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:36:00 +1300There are warnings that a major security forces callout to Papua New Guinea's Hela province will not provide a long-term solution to ongoing tribal fighting.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:11:23 +1300The French navy has seized more than 400 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht near French Polynesia's Marquesas islands.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:26:19 +1300State Highway 2 between Norsewood and Waipukurau is still closed after a fatal truck crash overnight, with traffic building up on the sides of the road.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:24:56 +1300The Reserve Bank could finally get what it has been looking for when fresh inflation data is released this week.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:22:04 +1300The creators of a floating community planned for French Polynesia hope to set up platforms to house just a few dozen people in the lagoon near Tahiti.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:16:30 +1300A magnitude-5.0 shake has been felt by hundreds of people in the Bay of Plenty area this morning.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:03:51 +1300The creators of a floating community planned for French Polynesia hope the project will eventually lead to hundreds of new islands for people at risk from rising seas.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:01:49 +1300Global markets are expected to remain cautious following the inauguration of US president Donald Trump, who campaigned on protecting the world's largest economy from other countries.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:32:03 +1300The publication of a new key could help health officials identify mosquitos carrying Zika and dengue.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:27:22 +1300Flooding at French Polynesia's international airport has forced an Air France plane from Los Angeles to divert to the Cook Islands.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:12:16 +1300A Christian leader in Papua New Guinea says the country's churches need to overcome discrimination and stigma to make a real difference in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:09:39 +1300The Catholic Church in Guam is being accused of rewarding a priest who shielded its Archbishop from abuse allegations.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:02:52 +1300In Samoa, the parish of Si'ufaga has rejected a decision by the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa to remove their minister's pastoral position.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:56:24 +1300The government archives will re-open tomorrow, allowing employees to resume work stalled since the November earthquake.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:53:40 +1300The wheels are beginning to turn to get State Highway 1 and the main trunk rail line south of Blenheim open again.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:23:27 +1300The New Zealand wool market has limped along this season and, with Donald Trump now officially US president, wool brokers are worried the worst is yet to come.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:18:49 +1300A vigil will be held in Melbourne tonight for the victims of a car rampage which killed five people - including two children.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:58:56 +1300Ratana celebrations which begin today take on extra political significance given the seven Māori seats are shaping up as key battlegrounds in this year's election.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:37:52 +1300Weddings, birthdays and funerals could be helping Pacific people claim the title as the highest consumers of sugary drinks in New Zealand.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:35:59 +1300One of the survivors of the avalanche at Rigopiano hotel in central Italy says she ate ice and snow to quench her thirst during a 58-hour ordeal. Georgia Galassi, 22,...
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:31:33 +1300The Mt Albert by-election campaign will be a chance for Labour and the Greens to show they can work together, says Labour's candidate for the seat, Jacinda Ardern.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:23:16 +1300School principals in Auckland say they are struggling to find enough teachers before classes start next week.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:20:01 +1300The film industry brought an estimated $US20 million into Fiji's economy last year.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:17:31 +1300False claims about the number of people attending President Donald Trump's inauguration were "alternative facts", according to a key figure in his administration.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:10:54 +1300People in coastal parts of Papua New Guinea's Islands region fled inland amid a tsunami warning following a 7.9 earthquake yesterday.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:08:28 +1300Pope Francis has warned against a rise in populism and the dangers of allowing political crises to usher in dictators like Hitler.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:02:52 +1300Hundreds of homes in Auckland are still without power, and 30cm of snow has fallen at Cardrona Skifield, as New Zealand counts the cost of a severe summer storm.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:50:54 +1300"Now we can build," a Jerusalem official says, as Donald Trump - a staunch Israel supporter - takes office in the White House.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:49:50 +1300Transparency Vanuatu says the past year has been a relatively settled one for the country's politics, which could be a good omen.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:44:30 +1300The Marshall Islands looks set to cut its dependence on diesel following the approval of funding for a major solar energy project.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:28:21 +1300President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonesty over the number of people attending his inauguration.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:32:49 +1300] A grass and scrub fire in Hawke's Bay that threatened several homes is now out.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:30:39 +1300An art exhibition which showcases the beauty and fragility of Dusky Sound is set to tour the country.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:24:28 +1300A building in Timaru and the land it sits on will be tested for contamination after the removal of 133,000 litres of toxic chemicals.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:17:29 +1300Nine train coaches and the engine left the tracks in a deadly crash in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:40:09 +1300A critical leak in the capital's water pipes has been fixed after contractors worked through dismal weather.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:51:03 +1300A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville, prompting a regional tsunami warning.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:33:13 +1300A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea, but has not caused any tsunami threat for New Zealand.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:15:54 +1300The Salvation Army says demand for its drug rehabilitation services is growing year on year.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:03:56 +1300More than 4.5 million people are estimated to have taken part in women's marches around the world, with hundreds sharing their experiences on social media.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:27:17 +1300Former French prime minister Manuel Valls faces an outside chance of failing to make it to the Socialist party runoff in party primaries ahead of the country's Presidential elections.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:28:09 +1300Climate change could be affecting sacred Māori burial sites, iwi and a Department of Conservation historic adviser fear.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:27:10 +1300Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:06:08 +1300Police say they no longer expect to find a missing 73-year-old Auckland woman alive.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:38:57 +1300In his first full day as US President, Donald Trump has made an official visit to the CIA, and spoken with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:14:19 +1300Politicians need to explain how superannuation will continue to be funded when costs are expected to triple in 20 years to $90 million a day, the retirement commissioner says.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:37:39 +1300A bus carrying teenage schoolboys has crashed and caught fire in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:48:36 +1300Companies should be more transparent when it comes to cultural diversity at the highest level, a prominent employment lawyer says.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:48:30 +1300An inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Ireland has recommended children who were transported to Australia in the 1940s and '50s be given compensation for the trauma they suffered.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:48:29 +1300A three-month-old baby boy has died following the deadly car rampage that took place in Melbourne's CBD on Friday, bringing the death toll of the attack to five.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:32:31 +1300Wild weather in Auckland has cut power to thousands of Auckland homes as a major storm approaches the South Island.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:57:39 +1300The new US administration of President Donald Trump says its trade strategy to protect American jobs will start with withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:25:52 +1300Two Auckland iwi that have been at loggerheads because of overlapping land claims have renewed their peace pact at Ōrākei marae today.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:02:47 +1300Tony Guthrie believes red-zoning his Kaikōura property is his only hope of moving on. He is not alone.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:28:19 +1300Victoria's chief of police has defended the force's handling of a car pursuit which ended with a man driving into a Melbourne mall yesterday, killing four people and injuring 30 others.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:40:42 +1300Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has appeared in a US court and pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organisation.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:52:31 +1300Fiji's water authority is urging people in the Rewa Delta area to take advantage of government water tank subsidies.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:52:31 +1300Guam's governor has vetoed legislation that would have incrementally raised the territory's minimum wage over the next two years.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:06:39 +1300Police in Hamilton are looking to speak to three teenagers about several aggravated robberies in the city over the past two months.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:52:54 +1300Electric buses will be hitting Auckland streets this year after Auckland Transport received a $500,000 government grant.