Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:58:05 +1300A light aircraft has crashed shortly after take-off from Malta, killing at least five people in the island nation's worst peacetime air accident, airport sources and witnesses say.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:30:27 +1300Fonterra will investigate how 276 tonnes of its expired milk powder was apparently repackaged and resold in China, after police made 19 arrests, it says.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:56:39 +1300The Asian version of the TPP must not be allowed to make life-saving medicines more expensive in poor countries, the Public Health Association says.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:52:26 +1300A second air force plane is being sent to Australia after the one carrying the Prime Minister broke down.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:47:03 +1300PNG political parties have been warned not to undertake "roadshows" throughout the country before the election campaign period official begins.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:47:02 +1300PNG's Prime Minister says his government will deliver a 'measured' and 'cautious' 2017 budget next week.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:40:52 +1300Concerned citizens in Fiji are calling on the Media Industry Development Authority to act swiftly and without favour, and investigate complaints about an FBC TV programme.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:38:38 +1300Lawyers appealing the corruption convictions of 14 former Vanuatu MPs will tomorrow try to show the Supreme Court that parliament was in session at the time of their prosecution.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:31:38 +1300A community leader in New Zealand is appealing to Tokelauans to speak their language in the home all year round and not just during their language week.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:03:32 +1300Maritime New Zealand is trialling a 'no excuses' policy for boaties speeding or not wearing lifejackets.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:03:31 +1300Proposed plans to make supermarkets charge for plastic bags could have a negative impact on the environment, a retailers' association says.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:51:20 +1300An Indonesian military officer has been shot in an exchange of gunfire with separatists in Papua.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:37:49 +1300A large blaze at a tyre company in Hamilton is the second at the building in less than 24 hours.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:34:53 +1300An all-Australian syndicate has made a $386 million bid for the Kidman cattle empire, trumping that of mining magnate Gina Rinehart and her Chinese joint venture partner.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:26:01 +1300Four bus and taxi drivers found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Vanuatu have appealed against their sentences.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:19:26 +1300Large banks are preparing to leave the UK next year over fears around Brexit, the British Bankers' Association has warned.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:19:19 +1300Plans to join up with Australian's kidney exchange will boost the chances of New Zealand patients finding a match, a specialist says.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:08:08 +1300As Papua New Guinea prepares to host the APEC in 2018, it has announced it will accommodate visitors on three large cruise liners.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:07:30 +1300A woman has died after a motorcycle and a ute crashed on State Highway 99, near the Southland town of Wallacetown.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:57:35 +1300Police have released CCTV images after a Christchurch dairy was robbed for the third time in three months.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:40:58 +1300A group of 26 hostages held for nearly five years by Somali pirates has arrived in Nairobi after being freed.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:18:17 +1300Many Australians are deeply ashamed of how their government treats asylum seekers, a social agency says.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:49:54 +1300The Fiji Public Service Association says fire-fighters have been coerced into joining an 'in-house' union by the National Fire Authority.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:48:46 +1300New Zealand's Prime Minister is "not concerned" about Fiji forging stronger ties with Russia after Fijian leader Frank Bainimarama's visit.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:38:05 +1300The Pacific could be gripped by civil unrest unless more is done to occupy the region's growing youth population, academics warn.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:32 +1300US telecoms giant AT&T's deal to buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $US86 billion has drawn concern from both main US presidential candidates.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:23:02 +1300The number of deaths from quad bike accidents has reached a record annual high, and an agriculture experts says the rate is predicted to rise.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:16:26 +1300New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says Fiji's relationship with Russia is not unreasonable given Fiji's peacekeeping activity.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:57:10 +1300Tamaki Drive has now reopened following the crash earlier today but one east-bound lane remains closed.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:55:34 +1300A petition has been launched in a bid to halt the planned resumption of phosphate mining on French Polynesia's Makatea atoll.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:53:36 +1300The Solomon Islands National Parliament will hold its final meeting for this year on 1st November.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:29:30 +1300All safety precautions were taken at a Greymouth street race where a motorcyclist died in a crash, the Grey District mayor says.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:29:30 +1300A proposed ferry service to Port Motueka has raised fears for protected native birds.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:49:19 +1300Papua New Guinea have gone to the top of the World Cricket League Championship after beating Namibia by six wickets in Port Moresby.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:49:19 +1300Fiji have refined their sevens training squad to prepare for next month's Oceania Championship and the first round of the World Series in December.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:49:19 +1300The Niue rugby league team fly out today for a two-week tour of South Africa as they continue their development on the international stage.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:25:31 +1300The government has committed to tackling an invasive weed that is clogging up Lake Karapiro, site of world rowing championship events.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:41:12 +1300Tonga's parliament has reportedly been rehearsing how to present and process a vote of no confidence.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:26:05 +1300A 79-year-old woman critically injured in a car crash on the Kapiti Coast yesterday has died in hospital.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:28:25 +1300An opposition politician in Fiji wants the resigning head of the sugar corporation to face an investigation into his management practices.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:02:01 +1300The Marlborough Express is considering new ideas to keep afloat, including reports sponsored by readers and printing on fewer days. Could other local papers face a similar fate?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:02:01 +1300The success of the country's first three-way kidney transplant matches has raised hopes that more, and quicker, transplants can now be done.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:54:41 +1300Fiji citizens have lodged a complaint with the Media Industry Development Authority over an FBC TV programme deemed to be offensive.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:25:10 +1300New Zealand's Prime Minister says he is very keen to keep Fiji in the PACER plus trade agreement talks, after Frank Bainimarama said it was still too one-sided.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:25:10 +1300The Australian Medical Association is calling for independent oversight of healthcare provided to detainees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and Nauru.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:06:59 +1300Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 9km of the Iraqi city of Mosul, in the seventh day of the campaign to wrest it back from Islamic State.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:26:34 +1300Steve Dillon, the legendary British comic book artist, known for his work on Preacher, Punisher, and Judge Dredd has died aged 54.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:50:09 +1300Multiple blasts in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya have killed one person and injured at three, emergency services say.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:25:32 +1300Inadequate facilities for people with high mental health needs have been highlighted by the Chief Ombudsman, who says the issue needs to be addressed.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:10:02 +1300Tourist numbers in the Northern Marianas have continued to revive and breached the half-a-million mark in fiscal year 2016.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:10:02 +1300New Caledonia's anti-independence Rassemblement says it is opposed to a referendum to be held as outlined in the 1998 Noumea Accord.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:00:22 +1300Heavy clashes have been reported in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo after a three-day ceasefire ended.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:56:04 +1300Two people who were cut from their cars following a crash in Hawke's Bay have been taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:10:47 +1300Thousands of young people struggling with mental health problems have to wait for months for follow-up appointments, official figures show.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:42:44 +1300More than 170 inmates from a Haitian prison have escaped after killing a guard and stealing firearms.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:55:42 +1300Shows devoted to business news vanished from our TV screens years ago, because people can get it online anytime. In a digital age, what is the future of business broadcasting?
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:47:26 +1300One person was forced to leap from the second storey of a Dunedin house after the building went up in flames today.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:55:19 +1300A motorcyclist has died following a crash at an organised street racing event in Greymouth.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:45:16 +1300The government shouldn't help foot the bill for Joseph Parker's bid for the world boxing title in Auckland in December, Labour says.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:54:59 +1300A man has been charged over a hit-and-run outside a pub in Whanganui yesterday.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:33:16 +1300Two people have been taken to hospital after a head-on crash that closed part of State Highway 1 near Paekakariki north of Wellington for more than three hours.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:25:18 +1300More than a hundred applications have been made to a proposed class action targeting the makers of faulty steel mesh in concrete floors.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:55:20 +1300Auckland needs to starting planning now for a new stadium on the waterfront rather than spending $250m upgrading Eden Park, mayor Phil Goff says.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:32:53 +1300A woman died when the quad bike crash she was riding with two other people it rolled down a bank into a stream.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:10:42 +1300Insight - In India, some villagers pay a high price for living next to protected wildlife. Is conflict inevitable and is it getting worse? Lynn Freeman reports.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:53:43 +1300Bob Dylan's snub of his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the Swedish academy that awards it.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:53:43 +1300Sports Call: The Silver Ferns' international season has offered some glimpses of hope but it has also been an uncomfortable reminder that arch-rivals Australia continue to assume the role of big sister.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:11:14 +1300Donald Trump has outlined a raft of drastic measures should he become president including moves to start deporting "two million illegal immigrants."
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:32:53 +1300Forty-five paintings have turned up in a quest for works by 19th century artist Gottfried Lindauer and Auckland Art Gallery believes dozens more could surface.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:53:40 +1300The number of schools on the Qualifications Authority's watchlist for problems with NCEA assessments has trebled in two years.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:37:14 +1300Iraqi army troops have stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014, as part of US-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:47:21 +1300Two people are in hospital with injuries after a stabbing in New Brighton in Christchurch.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:27:12 +1300A child reported missing at Piha Beach has been found dead, in what police say appears to be a tragic accident.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:23:15 +1300A man has drowned in Taranaki and, separately, a diver is missing off Banks Peninsula in Canterbury.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:42:55 +1300Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud, PayPal and several other well-known sites have been briefly hit by web attacks.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:58:36 +1300A third toxic gas attack was carried out by Syrian government forces in March last year, an international inquiry is reported to have concluded.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:44:22 +1300Three schools in Dunedin have been told a child sex offender has been moved into the suburb of City Rise, Corrections has confirmed.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:29:09 +1300A Dutch tramper stranded for two nights on Mount Taranaki by heavy snow has been rescued.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:49:28 +1300A 61-year-old man has been arrested over an early morning hit-and-run that left a 24-year-old with serious head injuries.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:38:38 +1300The public is being asked to share its views on increasing marine protection along the South Island's southeast coast.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:26:36 +1300Prime Minister John Key is denying New Zealand is involved in a combat role in Iraq, saying a media report suggesting otherwise is just plain wrong.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:00:35 +1300Fiji's Prime Minister says it is time to let bygones be bygones, after his first formal diplomatic talks in NZ in 10 years.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:16:33 +1300A group of boys had to be talked down from the roof of a youth justice facility in Auckland after overpowering staff and stealing their keys.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:23:49 +1300Nolan Raihania, one of the last surviving veterans of the 28th Māori Battalion, was 17 when he enlisted and was sent to Italy in 1944.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:42:13 +1300A migrant camp in the French port of Calais, which has strained relations between France and Britain, will be closed on Monday.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:42:12 +1300A probe that should have landed on Mars was destroyed when it crashed into it at high speed, the European space agency has acknowledged.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:37:00 +1300The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key officially met his Fiji counterpart Frank Bainimarama for what they say were productive talks.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:15:09 +1300There have been two appeals in the case of a former French Polynesian president Gaston Flosse fined for taking chinaware from the presidential palace.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:44:46 +1300A 28-year-old man has been charged after a repeated stabbing put another man in a critical condition Paeroa last night.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:05:40 +1300Finding a buyer for Pumpkin Patch would be the best option to save the troubled company, a retail analyst says.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:31:36 +1300Pacific rugby league bosses say they were not kept in the loop about plans for the Women's World Cup, which ultimately forced many to pull the plug on their qualifying hopes.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:25:39 +1300The government may help fund Joseph Parker's world boxing title challenge to be held in Auckland in December.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:18:09 +1300Islamic State has launched a major attack on Kirkuk as forces push in around Mosul, preparing to attack the jihadists' last major Iraq stronghold.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:15:13 +1300A man at the centre of a road rage incident in Wellington yesterday has been charged with reckless driving and assault with intent to injure.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:06:32 +1300The Development Bank of American Samoa is investigating the recent disclosure of customer information.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:02:19 +1300Development Bank of American Samoa is investigating the recent disclosure of customer information.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:01:30 +1300Papua New Guinea's middle order delivered as the Barramundis chased down 274 runs to beat Namibia by five wickets in the first of two one day matches in Port Moresby.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:51:08 +1300Buckling up and driving to the conditions are the main messages from the police for this Labour weekend.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:34:47 +1300A private company Samoa Submarine Cable Company Limited and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks have signed a contract to roll out a new submarine cable system named Tui-Samoa Cable.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:33:41 +1300The Vanuatu Christian Council has organised a three-kilometre march through the capital Port Vila to proclaim the country for God.