Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:20:54 +1300The creators of Instacharge - the mobile charging app launched in Fiji that defies the laws of thermodynamics - have defended their product, which has been widely dismissed as a con.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:49:15 +1300Kellogg's Nutri-Grain cereal has taken out the top spot in Consumer NZ's awards for products that market themselves to be healthier than they are.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:22:35 +1300A McLaren F1 car - reported to be worth $20 million - has crashed near Queenstown.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:37:53 +1300A New Zealander is believed to be among those who have died following a thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Australia.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:09:45 +1300US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 and risking anger from China.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:09:44 +1300The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens have vowed to stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by 2025.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:46:31 +1300More than 1000 people packed an Auckland church to farewell the "modfather" of New Zealand pop music.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:05:14 +1300An Australian child psychiatrist has pleaded guilty to making indecent recordings of children in four countries, including New Zealand.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:36:27 +1300Manu Samoa's coach is hopeful the introduction of new talent in 2016 will pay dividends long-term.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:18:32 +1300The MP for North Fly has had his dismissal from office upheld by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:56:08 +1300Many able-bodied New Zealanders still aren't getting the message about not using mobility car park, an advocacy group says.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:28:39 +1300A federal court in Hawaii has ruled to detain without bail a United States citizen wanted in Tonga for the murder of his wife.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:26:09 +1300US President-elect Donald Trump has invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House next year during an "engaging, animated" talk, an aide to Duterte says.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:21:28 +1300A superintendent, a police corporal and two police constables have been suspended in Samoa.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:23:54 +1300A former prostitute at the centre of an elaborate murder plot in Taranaki two decades ago has been freed from prison.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:40:24 +1300The defending World series and Olympic champions Fiji have gone through the first day season open tournament in Dubai, unbeaten.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:22:27 +1300An introduced wasp species is being credited with saving the country almost half a billion dollars.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:22:27 +1300Crews have been dampening down hot spots after a fire broke out in the restaurant of the luxury Sofitel Wellington hotel.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:33:01 +1300A fire broke out last night in the restaurant of the luxury Sofitel Wellington, and all guests have been evacuated for the night.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:48:45 +1300Alex Wilmshurst has dislodged boulders as big as cars, as the huge task of clearing SH1 around Kaikōura continues.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:51:21 +1300Queensland government wants the reef, home to "catastrophic" coral bleaching, kept off the danger list.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:40:36 +1300Events held in the cities of West Papua to mark the anniversary of the Papuan nationalist day mainly took the form of prayer events.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:37:44 +1300Contractors upgrading a Dunedin sports field found material likely to be asbestos.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:34:53 +1300An Indonesian lawyer says the police continue to make mass arrests on spurious grounds at West Papuan rallies.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:33:59 +1300The second man to walk on the moon is "recovering well" in Christchurch Hospital after he was evacuated from Antarctica.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:25:09 +1300The daughter of the only man missing after the Francie capsized in the Kaipara Harbour just wants her dad home to bury.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:22:51 +1300There are calls for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to get tough on longliners fishing for tuna in the Pacific.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:01:30 +1300From rivers and rooftops to the student area, nearly 4000 wayward Christchurch road cones have found their way home.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:01:24 +1300The incident in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park happened the same day another climber died on Mount Harper.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:55:18 +1300Sergeant Mike Toon's courage cost him his life. He died in the Manawatu River helping his daughter rescue a dog, police say.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:03:20 +1300The Pacific should take note of protests against a controversial oil pipeline project in North Dakota to prevent similar projects from occurring elsewhere says a Native American artist.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:32:08 +1300Scientists say pushing the sediment from the Kaikōura coastline into the ocean could hurt anything from paua to seabirds.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:27:07 +1300A driver is in a critical condition after a car went through a railway track barrier and down a bank in Wellington.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:42:59 +1300Donald Trump has named outspoken Obama administration critic General James Mattis as his defence secretary.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:41:38 +1300A investigation is under way over allegations of conflict between dancers and the Royal New Zealand Ballet's artistic director.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:03:16 +1300The World Bank is loaning Fiji $US5.95 million dollars for the Fiji Connectivity Project, which aims to improve the country's internet service.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:57:25 +1300The last NCEA exams of 2016 were held today, wrapping up the school year for thousands of senior secondary school students.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:24:18 +1300A small group has lodged a protest outside French Polynesia's presidency in Papeete against plans to resume phosphate mining.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:17:24 +1300Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says all police vehicles in the capital, Port Moresby, will be installed with dashboard cameras.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:14:29 +1300French Polynesia's independence leader Oscar Temaru has won the backing of a New Caledonian pro-independence party in his quest to stand in next year's French presidential election.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:14:29 +1300A complainant in Fiji says he cannot believe a ruling by the Media Industry and Development Authority dismissing a complaint about a television programme and saying the issue won't go to a media tribunal.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:56:25 +1300The French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch has praised Francois Hollande for his courage not to seek re-election as France's president next year.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:44:36 +1300A former Vanuatu prime minister Barak Sope wants Vanuatu to become a member of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation to counter Indonesia's influence.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:30:59 +1300Pardoning MPs under privilege who commit hate speech crimes is an abuse according to the director of Fiji's Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:39:30 +1300A Native American float will feature in Christchurch's Santa Parade this weekend, despite a complaint.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:35:46 +1300The man in charge of rebuilding Dunedin Hospital, Andrew Blair, will chair Wellington's Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley district health boards.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:28:01 +1300Two Vanuatu opposition MPs have resigned from a committee tasked with making changes to increase political stability.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:05:31 +1300One of New Zealand's most celebrated authors has challenged the Prime Minister to do more to recover the remains of the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine disaster.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:04:12 +1300Indonesian police arrested 200 people in Jakarta yesterday for participating in a rally to mark the West Papuan nationalist day.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:35:28 +1300France's president will not seek a second term in next year's election, a surprise move that clears the way for an alternative left-wing candidate.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:20:43 +1300The Fawlty Towers star who played hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the British sitcom has died, his family has confirmed.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:15:27 +1300New Zealanders deserve to know the full extent of the abuse suffered by thousands of children in state care, the Human Rights Commission says.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:15:26 +1300Changes to gut microbes can influence the development of Parkinson's-like movement disorders, according to a study of mice predisposed to the neurological condition.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:50 +1300Fiji are embracing the pressure as they begin their quest for a third consecutive World Sevens Series crown.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:37:11 +1300The Ministry for Primary Industries has cut the number of fishery observers on snapper boats, at the same time as cameras in an electronic monitoring trial were failing.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:23:21 +1300Members of Auckland's Pasifika and Maori community are to perform a haka in support of Native Americans protesting against the construction of a controversial pipeline.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:23:20 +1300The head of the local organising committee says Papua New Guinea should be very proud of its hosting of the FIFA Women's Under 20 World Cup.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:23:20 +1300The inaugural Pasifika Youth Cup rugby league competition will be held in Auckland next month.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:23:18 +1300A court in PNG has ordered the Government to pay more than K10 million or $US3.5 million to a tribe whose properties were damaged in a police raid 16 years ago.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:59:56 +1300Coastal shipping is the only way to make up for delays to freight after the Kaikōura earthquake, Mainfreight boss Don Braid says.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:20:31 +1300When a quake leaves a 1km lake in your backyard, why not name it after yourself?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:26 +1300Hawke's Bay Regional Council has laid charges against Central Hawke's Bay District Council for breaches of its wastewater treatment plant consents in Waipukurau and Waipawa.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:19 +1300Police have suspended a search for two kayakers last seen near Goat Island on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:18 +1300Scientists are checking every few days on 11 landslide dams in Kaikōura and Marlborough that may breach.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:27:07 +1300Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, has become the country's new king, succeeding his much-revered late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:17:19 +1300Fifty years ago today the country's first and only mass-produced motor vehicle was rolled out. Todd Niall recounts the Trekka's short but compelling history.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:45:23 +1300Two more Northland MPs are backing calls for more police, saying officers in their region are desperate.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:55:41 +1300Recipients of the New Zealand Prime Minister's Pacific Youth awards are focusing on giving back to the community.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:41:31 +1300Bolivia's aviation authority has suspended the operating licence of LaMia, the charter airline whose plane crashed on Monday killing 71 people.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:09:09 +1300Importers and exporters around the country are scrambling to keep cargo moving after the 14 November earthquake closed Wellington's container terminal.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:54:17 +1300Businesses on alternative routes between Blenheim and Christchurch are booming since road closures on Kaikōura's coast forced traffic inland.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:52:54 +1300Russia "needs friends" President Vladimir Putin has said in his annual Kremlin speech to parliament and the nation.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:15:49 +1300Traditional Cook Islands leaders say they've been prevented from expressing their opposition to a fisheries agreement to European Union officials at a public meeting.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:52:57 +1300Employees of the American Samoa Power Authority have been told to expect significant cuts to jobs and services in February next year.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:32:16 +1300Candidates in the Mt Roskill by-election are on their last day of campaigning before voting takes place tomorrow.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:32:16 +1300Firefighters feared a dust explosion while battling a toxic blaze at a fertiliser plant near Napier.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:32:15 +1300The government is pushing ahead with its plans to introduce a bill that could remove more Māori children from their family and wider whānau.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:26:04 +1300Sir Gordon Tietjens is already making his mark with the Samoan sevens team.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:19:35 +1300Scientists have counted 150 landslides into waterways around Kaikōura, with almost a dozen deemed risky.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:33:09 +1300A member's bill giving employment protection to victims of domestic violence has been drawn from the ballot today.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:33:09 +1300A second bill aimed at helping quake-damaged communities has passed in Parliament today.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:31:06 +1300A woman has been rescued but a man is still missing in the area around Palmerston North, police say.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:24:53 +1300Ability grouping - seating children together based on their academic ability - is being blamed for NZ's poor performance in a global maths test.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:21:54 +1300South Island train drivers might have their roles shaken up after the main rail lines were severely damaged in the Kaikōura earthquake.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:00:40 +1300Parliament has passed legislation to give financial assistance to organ donors while they recover.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:44:56 +1300Scores of Kaikōura real estate deals have been thrown into turmoil by the earthquake, with some unable to sell, while some buyers sniff out unexpected opportunities.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:29:40 +1300The Hawke's Bay DHB is making it free for those aged under 18 to visit the doctor at 14 practices in the region.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:23:57 +1300New Zealand MPs were among those demonstrating today in cities across the country to raise the West Papuan nationalist flag.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:14:03 +1300The police officer in charge of four others accused of using excessive force during an arrest was not present for all of it, a court has been told.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:44:35 +1300A toxic sulphur blaze that broke out at a Ravensdown fertiliser plant is now out.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:35:23 +1300Thousands of holidaymakers could face a summer of highway misery because of earthquake damage to top-of-the-south roads.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:29:39 +1300Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised peace accord between the government and FARC rebels.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:23:03 +1300Police Minister Judith Collins is unaware of any evidence officers have been diverted from organised crime to deal with burglaries, she says.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:16:29 +1300The first of 10 Landcorp farms for sale will probably go to New Zealanders, the real estate company handling the sale says.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:11:36 +1300With key road and rail routes wiped out by the 14 November earthquake, ships are picking up the slack.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:45:57 +1300Special alarms alerted police 25 times in the last year that offenders were trying to break into their victims' homes.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:39:16 +1300Pilots are welcoming the imprisonment of a Christchurch man who endangered passenger aircraft with a high-powered laser pointer.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:55 +1300Vanuatu's Ministry of Health has confirmed there are now eight cases of dengue in the country.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:28:24 +1300France's National Front says if its candidate Marine Le Pen wins the French presidency next year, she will respect New Caledonia's planned independence referendum.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:23:43 +1300Four of the 20 people charged over an anti-government protest outside the Nauru Parliament in June of last year have pleaded guilty and been sentenced.