Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:13:09 +1300The Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands is touring schools as it prepares to withdraw from the country.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:13:08 +1300A major sedition trial in Fiji involving 16 people from Ra province is to proceed with the defendants facing adjusted charges.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:05:12 +1300School students sat in a line along nearly 20 kilometres of roadside to pay their respects to Tonga's late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:52:56 +1300Customs seized over 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $1 billion last year.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:49:13 +1300Government figures show beneficiaries have failed only 466 pre-employment drug tests in the past three years.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:44:22 +1300A team has reached a caver with arm injuries trapped halfway down New Zealand's deepest vertical shaft.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:43:03 +1300Taxpayers spent more than $80,000 to throw a party in Washington to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:29:39 +1300The fire-damaged railway line linking Christchurch and Greymouth is to reopen ahead of schedule on 20 March.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:22:57 +1300Former Silver Fern Tania Dalton is not expected to survive her collapse five days ago, her family says.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:20:11 +1300Newly discovered creatures found in the deep waters of American Samoa may be given Samoan names.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:53:45 +1300A student in Wellington awoke to find an intruder in her bedroom early on Sunday morning.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:51:40 +1300A Chinese tourist who has been missing for six days has contacted her family to say she is all right, say police.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:22:51 +1300Police are praising the girl, who broke free and ran to tell her teacher what had happened.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:18:22 +1300A possible privacy breach involving former Silver Fern netballer Tania Dalton, who is fighting for her life in Auckland City Hospital, is being investigated.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:03:13 +1300A man has been charged after a sea lion pup was shot and killed on Otago Peninsula in November.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:00:35 +1300Disability groups are calling for new laws making it easier for disabled people to work and study, saying it would boost the economy by nearly $900 million a year.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:58:16 +1300It is too early to say whether charges will be laid over a crash near Nelson that killed two people, police say.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:44:42 +1300Police divers searching for a man who went missing on the weekend have recovered a body from the Marlborough Sounds.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:28:15 +1300The decision to let Wellington Airport build the shortest possible safety area for any runway extension should be revisited, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:25:31 +1300Opinion - Watered-down standards or unfair criticism? Dr Siouxsie Wiles and Dr Jonathan Marshall look at the claims around the government's freshwater plan.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:04:14 +1300The owner of an inter-island vessel stuck on a reef on Nassau, in the far north of the Cook Islands, is hoping the boat can be pulled off and repaired.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:53:53 +1300Rising oil prices and shrinking margins have slashed the annual profit of the operator of the Marsden Point oil refinery by more than two-thirds.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:53:26 +1300The monthly trade deficit has widened, with the recovery in the dairy sector failing to offset a jump in oil imports.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:49:33 +1300China has donated 14 military vehicles to Vanuatu to be used by specialised units in the country's police force.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:36:44 +1300A new government report shows the gender pay gap increases significantly as soon as women have children.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:22:02 +1300The police in Solomon Islands have arrested more than 60 people involved in a logging dispute in Western Province.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:11:33 +1300Lupe Ole Soaga and Madang FC are already in must-win territory going into tonight's penultimate group match in the OFC Champions League.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:08:44 +1300The widow of former American football player, who was born in American Samoa, has brought a wrongful death suit against the National Football League and the manufacturer of football helmets.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:07:30 +1300While no official figures have been released by the Nauru government on the extent of a dengue outbreak there are reports at least 70 people have been infected.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:53:58 +1300The body of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, who died last weekend at the age of 90 in Auckland, has arrived in Tonga.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:52:37 +1300Complaints against finance lenders have risen more than a third since a new legislative crackdown was introduced in 2015.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:44:14 +1300A witness has described the moment she found a woman the Crown says was kidnapped and left for dead on a rural road north of Auckland.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:40:39 +1300Police have released CCTV footage showing a vehicle in an Auckland quarry where a woman was attacked.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:34:30 +1300A bitter industrial dispute between junior doctors and their employers cost at least $5 million.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:49:23 +1300A report predicts populations in many regions will drop or stagnate within three decades, posing a challenge for local economies - but mayors are optimistic about the future.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:19:02 +1300Tomorrow heralds March - and with it, Auckland's annual post-holiday traffic hell.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:11:52 +1300Fiji welcome back two Olympic gold medallists for the upcoming World Sevens Series events in Las Vegas and Vancouver.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:08:52 +1300Two tourists have paid for a flight round the moon with private US company SpaceX.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:51:35 +1300The Samoa Observer newspaper has launched a fund to recognise Ele Opeloge's achievement of winning Samoa's first ever Olympic medal.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:38:12 +1300People in Vanuatu remain very proud of the film Tanna despite the disappointment of it missing out at this year's Academy Awards.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:33:19 +1300A British inquiry has been told of 'the great wrong' done to children sent from the UK to Australian schools where they were sexually abused.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:11:11 +1300Consumers ask more questions when planning a holiday than they do of their financial service providers, the FMA says.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:10:54 +1300A plan to relocate New Zealand's smallest bird to Wellington's Zealandia ecosanctuary has been put on hold after a decline in the population.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:56:17 +1300The Vanuatu Government has toughened up laws for some sex crimes.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:44:06 +1300American Samoa's Public Defender, Douglas Fiaui, says he believes there are inmates wrongly accused in the territory and serving time in jail.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:34:52 +1300Public school teachers in the Northern Marianas are to get salary increases for the first time in about ten years.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:31:22 +1300Opposition parties fear attack advertisements will be a feature of this year's general election campaign.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:18:55 +1300A team of New Zealand researchers are taking on global computer giants with a intelligent computer chip modelled on the human brain.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:10:46 +1300Work safety rules are strangling the trucking industry and contributing to a huge shortage of drivers, veteran truckers say.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:16:56 +1300Australia's Border Force Commissioner says the ban will foil drug activities and escape plans.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:23:16 +1300Video - The Prime Minister's comments on drug tests look like an excuse for not doing anything about youth unemployment, Labour Party leader Andrew Little says.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:21:52 +1300It is unacceptable that child services could end up policing their own failings without outside scrutiny, advocates say.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:11:20 +1300A Papua New Guinea man says he and several countrymen were subject to unfair incarceration in West Papua by Indonesian authorities.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:07:21 +1300The firm that supervises the Oscar ballots has apologised for the error which led to the wrong film being named as Best Picture.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:54:28 +1300Opinion - The Oscars have have had a few off-script moments but nothing that quite matches the La La Land envelope mix-up, writes Dan Slevin.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:47:59 +1300The beauty of taro is being showcased in an unusual form in a Cook Islands art exhibition aimed at celebrating women.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:44:54 +1300US President Donald Trump has promised what he calls a 'historic increase' in defence spending.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:53:01 +1300The landowner of a former mine in East Efate which stopped operation 39 years ago says he is still waiting to be paid.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:48:09 +1300A United Nations delegation has arrived in New Caledonia as part of a mission to accompany the territory's decolonisation process.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:42:56 +1300A Tongan academic has welcomed the way a vote of no confidence against 'Akilisi Pohiva was handled by MPs yesterday.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:34:46 +1300This summer now ranks as Wellington's windiest in 14 years, and one of its cloudiest ever too.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:23:11 +1300Drug testing is not the only reason there's a skills shortage in the building industry, the head of a scaffolding company says.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:51:15 +1300A large shed fire in south Auckland in which two people were injured is now out.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:51:14 +1300The High Court in Auckland has been told a woman was sexually violated, bashed on the head with a hammer and left for dead on a rural road.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:04:32 +1300Moonlight has won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, after the hosts incorrectly announced La La Land as the winner.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:58:59 +1300For the first time in three years, black actors have won Oscars.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:56:28 +1300Police are asking for help to identify a man who was the last person to be seen with a woman before she was viciously assaulted.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:55:04 +1300A gynaecologist faces possible legal action for inserting an intrauterine contraceptive device without the patient's consent.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:52:24 +1300Trade Minister Todd McClay says the cost of sending staff around the world to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership was money well spent.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:46:38 +1300A Greymouth rest home will close next month, due to sustained risk and non-compliance issues, says the Ministry of Health.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:44:06 +1300Two people have died at the scene of a three-vehicle crash between Richmond and Mapua.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:44:04 +1300Four men accused of a multi-million dollar pokie machine fraud have gone on trial in the High Court in Wellington.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:12:40 +1300A Northland dairy owner held up nine times in 13 years is in despair over the sentence handed down for a robbery that he says could have killed him.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:48:30 +1300The government not only used four times its annual budget in three months, but was unable to keep records of how long people waited for social housing.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:30:21 +1300A family law expert wants an independent authority set up to investigate complaints and failures by Child, Youth and Family, much like the IPCA for police.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:18:27 +1300Employers are still struggling to find enough New Zealanders to fill vacancies, in many cases because they would fail drug tests, Prime Minister Bill English says.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:13:06 +1300The yacht belonging to an American man wanted for murder in Tonga has gone missing.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:13:04 +1300A US-based mining giant has warned it could take legal action against Indonesia over a dispute about the Grasberg mine in Papua province.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:13:03 +1300Efforts by Tonga's nobles to remove Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva have failed.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:13:03 +1300An academic specialising in Pacific issues says Kiribati has sent a strong message by rejecting a Russian businessman's investment proposal, which included a demand for sovereign rights to three of its uninhabited islands.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:10:36 +1300A New Zealand man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his former partner on the Gold Coast.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:46:57 +1300The Asian Development Bank says Palau is facing urgent infrastructure and environmental challenges due to its booming tourism industry.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:26:43 +1300There has been a dengue outbreak on Nauru but officials are yet to release information on the numbers affected.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:15:28 +1300A Solomon Islands mining professional says more government support is needed to unlock the country's significant mining potential.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:08:43 +1300Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blamed his predecessor, Tony Abbott, for the government's poor poll ratings, a week after Mr Abbott said it was drifting to defeat.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:07:26 +1300Fiji's Ministry of Health is calling on the public to take measures to combat the threat of dengue.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:04:48 +1300Opinion - Don't hit snooze on politicians' promises of more cops and prison beds. The cost is higher than you realise, says Toby Morris.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:01:05 +1300The Papua New Guinea Parliament will sit tomorrow for the swearing in of the new Governor-General, Bob Dadae.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:59:14 +1300This year's awards ended with an embarrassing mistake, but included wins by black actors for the first time in three years.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:34:30 +1300The government has again extended its wage subsidy package but Wellington and Hutt Valley businesses will no longer be eligible.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:10:18 +1300"Complicated" reporting rules and costly audit fees mean some charities are considering deregistering, a consultant says.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:09:39 +1300The retirement village operator's first-half profit is up nearly a third, driven by gains in the value of its properies and a solid operating performance.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:09:38 +1300An Australian radio company has confirmed it is interested in buying the radio assets of local media company NZME.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:47:54 +1300The South Pacific Tourism Organisation is urging tourism operators in Vanuatu to take advantage of international publicity around the film Tanna.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:38:48 +1300Police have named the 44-year-old man shot dead by a police officer north of Wellington yesterday.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:21:42 +1300A researcher has found parents keep their disabled children at school as long as possible to delay the shift into the adult world.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:41:39 +1300Australia and Indonesia have restored full military ties and agreed to move on from a recent incident related to West Papua.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:27:56 +1300American Samoa's health director has blamed previous department heads for the drastic drop in financial assistance from the World Health Organization.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:11:30 +1300Tributes were pouring in from across the Pacific and the United States on Friday following the death of American Samoa's long-serving Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, who died on Thursday in Utah at the age of 73.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:10:13 +1300Spark is partnering with video streaming service Netflix in the first deal of its kind in New Zealand.