Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:54:20 +1200Space agency Nasa has launched a super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport this morning - with an Anzac poppy on board.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:50:36 +1200A rights activist arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation about abuses by Papua New Guinea police in Enga province says he has evidence to back him up.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:48:44 +1200A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck off the west coast of Chile, but was not expected to cause a tsunami.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:45:53 +1200The family of a veteran who died last night was determined that he should still be a part of the dawn service in Auckland this morning.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:17:05 +1200The American surgeon who caused a fatal crash near Nelson plans to set up a fund to support a surgeon exchange training programme between New Zealand and the United States.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:06:49 +1200A Samoan grandmother is among competitors from the Pacific competing at the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:58:16 +1200100 years on from the First World War, the people of Niue are still pushing for 150 of their men to be recognised for their role.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:55:43 +1200The US Vice President has told American Samoans that his country is committed to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:21:19 +1200The Immigration Minister says he would have made a different decision to the Immigration Department, if the case of Sultan Ali Abduri Ali Akbari had been brought to his attention.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:10:11 +1200Eleven former MPs in Vanuatu are likely to face a retrial on conspiracy charges.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:04:26 +1200Afghanistan's defence minister and army chief of staff have resigned in the wake of Friday's Taliban attack that left scores of soldiers dead.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:52:19 +1200A Tongan kava supplier in New Zealand says kava's potential was still hugely underdeveloped and more can be done to package the crop creatively for a wide range of consumers and markets.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:51:42 +1200The service and sacrifice of New Zealand and Australian soldiers has been marked this morning at Anzac Day services around the country.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:40:54 +1200In an unusual move, the entire US Senate is being called to the White House for a briefing on North Korea.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:25:33 +1200A slip that closed the Manawatu Gorge overnight won't be assessed until later this morning.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:07 +1200From Northland to Scott Base, people have gathered to commemorate Anzac Day. See how RNZ's coverage unfolded here.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:54:52 +1200Security is expected to be tight at Pago Pago international Airport when Vice President Mike Pence arrives in American Samoa this afternoon.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:40:29 +1200Fiji's Trade Minister Faiyaz Koya says the country didn't pull out of the PACER Plus trade negotiations, it was excluded.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:36:53 +1200Gerry Brownlee had a tough job as Christchurch Recovery Minister and it's too early to judge his legacy, a Christchurch Red Zone campaigner says.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:30:10 +1200Marine Le Pen says she's stepping aside as leader of the far-right National Front party as she seeks the French presidency.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:18:51 +1200The death of another Samoan seasonal worker is expected to lead to the launch of a fitness programme and test for potential participants in the scheme.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:36:10 +1200Gerry Brownlee's six-year reign as the minister in charge of the $15.4 billion Christchurch rebuild is coming to an end, following today's Cabinet reshuffle.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:00:31 +1200Swarms of midges are making residents near the city's sewage ponds feel like prisoners in their own homes.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:55:58 +1200Arkansas plans to execute two more inmates just days after it was granted the power to do so again, after more than a decade-long legal battle.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:45:57 +1200The widow of one of the two men killed by a US tourist's careless driving near Nelson says it was an accident and she forgives him.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:14:55 +1200Man Kaur - the only athlete in her category - won gold by simply turning up for the World Masters Games in Auckland.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:49:30 +1200Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has temporarily stripped Immigration NZ of its power to decide whether to deport resident immigrants.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:23:03 +1200A New Zealand Air Force plane has been deployed to join the search for a fisherman off the coast of Tonga's main island.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:14:14 +1200A nation-wide strike of 3000 disability support workers is set to take place on Thursday.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:43:32 +1200A man has died after his truck and trailer, which was transporting hazardous substances, went over a bank on SH36 near Tauranga.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:40:33 +1200Australia's governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove, arrived in Papua New Guinea for the 75th anniversay of the New Guinea campaign.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:26:10 +1200The New Zealand navy ship HMNZS Hawea leaves Auckland today for a six month deployment to Fiji where it will help Fiji's navy patrol the country's waters.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:19:31 +1200The French Pacific territories had some of the highest rates of abstention in today's presidential elections.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:15:00 +1200The general manager and the financial controller of Vanuatu's national broadcaster have been suspended.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:01:35 +1200A Guam based company plans to set up a recycling plant in American Samoa.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:40:03 +1200Water flow demands by Otago Regional Council would dry up an iconic river in the Maniototo every summer, a group of local farmers says.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:26:07 +1200An acupuncturist who left a needle in a man's belly without telling him has been told off and asked to apologise.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:22:05 +1200A Head Hunters gang leader who was the architect of a drug ring has been jailed for at least eight years and four months.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:58 +1200New Zealanders rate locally-owned banks the highest when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to a Consumer NZ survey.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:59:33 +1200Forestry companies are getting away with serious damage to rivers because most of what they do is out of sight, Lois Williams reports in the latest in RNZ's Water Fools? series.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:51:21 +1200An Italian prosecutor claims some charities saving refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are in direct contact with people-smugglers.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:14:08 +1200The CBDs in Wellington and Auckland were quieter than usual this morning as more people sought a longer break from work.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:11:57 +1200A teacher who slapped a student, who also happened to be her grandson, is now required to have six months of mentoring.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:04:50 +1200A human rights activist was arrested for allegedly "spreading misinformation" after another attack at the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea's Enga province.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:19 +1200Nearly half of those hoping to run for common roll seats in Niue's election next month are women.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:40:03 +1200A new report has found aid and investment from China runs the risk of destabilising Pacific island nations.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:11:36 +1200A Tongan kava supplier and distributor in New Zealand is urging more Pacific people to develop kava's economic potential beyond traditional ceremonies and kava bars.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:56:39 +1200New Zealand's tech industry needs to work harder to welcome women if it has any hope of achieving gender balance, female entrepreneurs say.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:42:10 +1200Opponents of a proposal to mine millions of tonnes of ironsand from the seabed off the Taranaki coast say the hearings process has been biased.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:33:27 +1200Gerry Brownlee has been named the new Foreign Affairs minister, with Nikki Kaye to take the Education portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced today.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:23:07 +1200Gerry Brownlee has been announced as the replacement for Murray McCully as New Zealand's new foreign minister.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:08:29 +1200The global mining giant, Freeport McMoRan, is threatening to punish workers at its Indonesian unit who are threatening to strike over employment conditions.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:43:56 +1200A Tongan academic is urging more people to consider kava drinking as a valid means to fight mental illness and stress.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:40:01 +1200A 24-year-old Queenstown man is in hospital with a suspected skull fracture after his head was stomped on in a street attack.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:58:32 +1200Lawmakers in American Samoa have reportedly said Samoa's links with China are unsettling for the territory's security.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:34:17 +1200Boxer Joseph Parker's camp is demanding a large sum of cash before agreeing to re-schedule their WBO heavyweight title fight with Englishman Hughie Fury.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:28:40 +1200Drug support groups say the government needs to fund public health advertising for P, as it does with tobacco and alcohol, to warn people of the dangers.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:26:26 +1200A sightseeing plane in the Northern Marianas has made an emergency landing at a Saipan golf course.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:17:18 +1200There were no suspicious circumstances in the death of a woman whose body was found on the Wellington waterfront last week, say police.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:15:05 +1200Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are leading in the partial vote count in France's presidential election.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:10:13 +1200A former coach is tipping Tahiti to be among the top contenders at the Beach Soccer World Cup, which kicks off in the Bahamas this week.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:03:11 +1200Heavy fog that disrupted flights out of Christchurch and prompted warnings for motorists is lifting but is forecast to return tomorrow.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:41:44 +1200The government is defending its decision to spend $53 million on a world expo in Dubai to promote New Zealand businesses.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:28:27 +1200An anti-corruption advocate in Vanuatu says she feels justice has been served, and has no problem with convicted MPs being released early.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:23:20 +1200New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has told Reuters.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:08:18 +1200Papua New Guinea's elections commissioner says 12 countries and organisations will be sending observer missions for this year's election.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:52:36 +1200Auckland's mayor Phil Goff approaches his six-month mark in office saying he believes his two big budget ideas will eventually come through, despite opposition.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:35:44 +1200An 11-year-old boy who went missing in Thames overnight after telling family members he would walk to his grandmother's house has been found at a Paeroa address.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:26:25 +1200The Fiji women's sevens team have consolidated fourth place on the Women's World Series after their first semi final finish in four years.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:19:35 +1200Aurora hunters who were treated to an unusually intense and widespread display of the Southern Lights over the weekend could strike it lucky again tonight.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:18:44 +1200French Polynesia's tourism authority says a recent spate of high-profile visits is some of the best PR they could have wished for.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:58:41 +1200The government's proposed standards to make waterways swimmable are too confusing for even an experienced freshwater scientist to understand, he says.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:41:02 +1200Stonemasons have been working to restore two quake-damaged war memorials in Canterbury's Hurunui District in time for Anzac Day commemorations.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:39:46 +1200Seven people have died in workplace accidents in the past fortnight, and Worksafe says a culture change is needed.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:36:15 +1200The head of the Marshall Islands Red Cross hopes to fast-track his country's membership of the over-arching international federation.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:27:16 +1200Australia is taking North Korea's threat of launching a nuclear strike against it very seriously, but its capacity to do so may still be years away.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:24:57 +1200The return to Tonga of two workers who left their Recognised Seasonal Employer jobs in New Zealand has again highlighted issues surrounding alcohol.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:23:20 +1200Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed a meeting of the 'Five Eyes' intelligence group is being held in New Zealand this week.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:12:02 +1200Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is refusing to say whether or not international defence and intelligence leaders are meeting this week in Queenstown.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:46:11 +1200The historic church's roof is leaking and part of its internal struture needs replacing.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:39:58 +1200Prime Minister Bill English talks to Susie Ferguson about North Korea's warning Australia could be in range of a nuclear attack.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:17:11 +1200Multiple investigations and the resignation of the chief executive have not undermined Westland ratepayers' confidence in their council, the district's mayor says.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:36:58 +1200New Zealanders attending Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli this year will face "incredibly tight" security after a warning terrorists could target the events.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:36:58 +1200At least a dozen people called 111 during a gang flare-up close to a Rotorua market and playground at the weekend.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:08:49 +1200Three divers have died in French Polynesia in an underwater cave at about 60 metres' depth.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:41:17 +1200An American citizen has been detained in North Korea as he tried to leave the country, South Korean media say.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:46:05 +1200Police are on the hunt for two people following an armed robbery at a TAB in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:16:55 +1200Teenagers bored during their school holidays are turning to lighting fires, police in Upper Hutt say.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:35:14 +1200The wife of a swimmer who died in Auckland Harbour after possibly being hit by a boat says she has lost her best friend.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:39:11 +1200The government says it hopes to introduce legislation to regulate video-on-demand broadcasting later this year.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:06:20 +1200Police believe a 52-year-old man who went missing in the Manukau Harbour four days ago has died.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:57:41 +1200New Zealand is to spend more than $50 million building a special pavilion at the World Expo at Dubai in 2020.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:47:26 +1200A paraglider who crashed and died in central Queenstown yesterday was a qualified and experienced tandem pilot, his employer says.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:23:20 +1200Murray McCully leaves New Zealand today on what is likely to be his last trip as Foreign Minister.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:07:07 +1200A person has died after crashing while parapenting in Queenstown, police say.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:42:40 +1200Whakatāne's Mayor says he's overwhelmed by the donations that have come in for the flood-hit Bay of Plenty town of Edgecumbe.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:29:37 +1200First Person - For the first time, Australian staff were put in the same dangerous position as the refugees, writes Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:22:17 +1200First Person - Last Friday, for the first time, Australian staff on PNG's Manus Island were put in the same dangerous position as the refugees, writes Kurdish journalist and detainee Behrouz Boochani.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:14:55 +1200A Senate inquiry has found that Australia must admit it controls detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea and has a duty of care to the migrants it detains.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:02:10 +1200A former cabinet minister, Roger Sowry, is to chair a group that will review the structure of Civil Defence.