Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:45:29 +1300Governments of Melanesia are being urged to move towards a "blue economy" approach on protecting their marine assets.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:41:24 +1300Customs officers are now equipped with a new tool that identifies methamphetamine and other illegal drugs on the spot in seconds.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:41:24 +1300Police in Dunedin are appealing for information after a large number of military-style semi-automatic guns and ammunition were stolen in a burglary.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:34:04 +1300A man accused of a fatal Auckland stabbing could have run away when he was confronted at the end of a cul-de-sac, a police officer says.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:20:20 +1300Fiji's opposition leader has called for the resignation of the CEO of the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:20:20 +1300The family of a woman who was shot dead by an escaped prisoner in the Cook Islands are still waiting for her body to be released.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:19:51 +1300A police officer who tasered a man in Hokitika twice in 2015 used unjustified force and another officer failed to call a doctor, a police watchdog has found.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:55:36 +1300Britain has backed an £18 billion expansion of London's Heathrow Airport, ending 25 years of indecision but putting Prime Minister Theresa May at odds with some within her party.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:52:36 +1300A court has been told rugby player Losi Filipo should have been sent to jail for three-and-a-half years for assaulting people on a Wellington street.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:40:33 +1300A rally has been called by New Caledonia's indigenous Kanaks to denounce what they call electoral fraud committed by the French state.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:35:52 +1300Vanuatu's Supreme Court Judge has stormed out of the court after a chief and some of his men again turned up in traditional dress.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:01:58 +1300American author Paul Beatty has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize with his novel The Sellout.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:01:57 +1300It was "almost a miracle" that two young girls escaped unharmed from the Dreamworld ride that killed four adults, Queensland police say.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:00:54 +1300The United States has criticised Papua New Guinea for not doing enough to fight human trafficking.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:57:05 +1300An Indian immigrant who said he paid thousands of dollars to secure jobs, only to be forced to work like a slave, is accusing labour inspectors of not properly investigating his claims.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:17:15 +1300Former MPs and their partners have spent just over $700,000 of taxpayer money on travel in the previous year, Parliamentary Service figures reveal.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:12:41 +1300A third attempt will be made to resolve differences between junior doctors and their employers over rosters.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:12:39 +1300The latest revelations of bobby-calf abuse are not a true picture of the whole dairy sector, the Minister for Primary Industries says.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:12:39 +1300An Australian union expressed safety concerns last year about the Gold Coast theme park where four people died yesterday.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:56:33 +1300One of the four people killed at Dreamworld on Australia's Gold Coast was a New Zealander, officials have confirmed.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:50:52 +1300The late musician Prince's estate and studio, Paisley Park, is to become a permanent museum.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:24:07 +1300In Focus - Labour Party leader Andrew Little tells Morning Report he would not renew any New Zealand commitment to training Iraqi troops but there may be a useful role in other areas.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:50:44 +1300The New Zealand contingent in Iraq will eventually switch from training Iraqi troops to training local police, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:42:01 +1300Long delays in the Family Court are evident at every court in the country and the government can no longer ignore the problem, lawyers say.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:49:06 +1300The first report on the performance of the country's prisons released in more than a year puts the only privately-run jail in a group at the bottom of the rankings.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:22:48 +1300Vatukalo Village on Fiji's Ovalau Island has a new communal centre, built to replace the one wrecked earlier this year by Cyclone Winston.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:17:08 +1300Brazilian police have rescued a man who neighbours said had been held in captivity by his own family for more than 20 years.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:48:21 +1300A 49-year-old nursing home worker in Ontario has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder spanning several years.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:21:14 +1300A Whakatane woman who failed to get into Police College says she was told it was because she was from Tūhoe and knew too many locals.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:03:49 +1300New Zealand could be a casualty if the European Union's trade pact with Canada collapses, a dairy industry lobby group says.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:49:40 +1300Two men and two women have been killed on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:29:59 +1300Prime Minister John Key is still en route to India after unexpectedly having to spend the night in Queensland when a RNZAF aircraft broke down.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:22:35 +1300Lonely Planet has named Taranaki the second-best region in the world to visit in 2017.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:36:33 +1300About 100 families and individuals have taken up the government's offer of financial help to move out of Auckland.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:35:28 +1300A person has been charged over a man's death five years ago, which the coroner had ruled was an accident.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:30:13 +1300Auckland will keep losing teachers over housing costs until there is a financial incentive to stay, says a science teacher joining the exodus.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:01:29 +1300Customer satisfaction with the Earthquake Commission's handling of claims has dropped, with just a third happy with their experience.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:59:14 +1300Militants have stormed a Pakistani police training college, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 100, officials say.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:54:14 +1300New Zealand's population growth is being driven largely by Kiwis staying put, rather than those arriving, the Finance Minister has told business leaders.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:40:26 +1300Samoa and China have signed an agreement opening the way for direct flights between the two countries.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:40:25 +1300New research has pinpointed the date construction started on an ancient abandoned city in the Federated States of Micronesia and could eventually help shed light on other societies in the region.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:40:25 +1300Papua New Guinea's first virtual reality film highlights the importance of supporting post-conflict societies say its producers.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:40:24 +1300A grand coalition of political parties could oppose the governing Fiji First party in the 2018 General Election in Fiji.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:19:24 +1300The Disability Rights Commissioner is questioning whether two schools under investigation for seclusion rooms can guarantee students' safety.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:01:51 +1300Activist group Farmwatch has released hidden-camera footage of bobby calves being thrown onto trucks, dropped to the ground and dragged by their limbs.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:57:56 +1300A man's frustration at his neighbours' noisy parties boiled over into anger and ended in a murder on an Auckland street, says the Crown.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:55:34 +1300Boaties are being urged to check their vessels are in tip-top shape, after thousands of distress calls to the coastguard over the long weekend.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:25:31 +1300Ko wai tātou? Ko wai rātou? What's it like to grow up having both Pākehā and Māori heritage, asks Māni Dunlop for The Wireless.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:46:18 +1300Doubt has been cast on the reported link-up of French Polynesia's Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party with France's Republicans.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:33:15 +1300Local laws have deprived the islands of billions of dollars worth of export earnings the Solomon Islands People's Alliance Party says.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:17:30 +1300The premier of Niue has told the islanders that their country is debt free and this is why pensions are getting a nearly ten percent lift.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:55 +1300Queenstown's new mayor has chosen a Wanaka representative as his deputy and reinstated four committees abolished by his predecessor.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:55:14 +1300A professional who has been convicted of indecent assault is seeking permanent name suppression.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:49:33 +1300Three Whangarei women plan to crowd fund to have a sculpture incorporating ancient camera technology built on Whangarei's harbourside.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:48:26 +1300An appeal by two taxi drivers found guilty of a Rugby World Cup ticket scam worth more than $500,000 has been dismissed.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:46:10 +1300Port Moresby has to do more to help prepare Bougainville for its referendum on independence says a former Papua New Guinea Minister.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:55:37 +1300A New Caledonian blog says it has won a defamation case brought against it by a former vice president Gilbert Tyuienon and a top official Jean-Raymond Postic.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:53:38 +1300Students at the University of the South Pacific facing deregistration are under stress and the university should help them out says Fiji's shadow education minister.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:47:03 +1300The mother of a teen who died on a quad bike says official figures on deaths caused by the vehicles are wrong, and lax safety standards have almost led to an epidemic of lives being lost.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:21:28 +1300Film-maker Peter Jackson has unveiled plans for a new fantasy epic, which will begin filming in New Zealand next year.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:07:48 +1300The government concedes it is unlikely to meet its five-year target for reducing prisoner reoffending by 25 percent, with a new report showing the reduction sits at 6 percent.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:49:37 +1300A French Polynesian nuclear test veterans group has raised its concern that contaminated gravel is about to be used for road construction on Mangareva.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:35:27 +1300A suggested New Zealand style drug-buying system in Canada is aimed at keeping down the cost of medicines, a researcher says.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:33:34 +1300A new edition of William Shakespeare's complete works will name Christopher Marlowe as co-author of three plays.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:30:03 +1300The home and church are being promoted as places to help the endangered Tokelauan language survive.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:24:38 +1300Former Tonga international Taione Vea has retired from rugby because of a spinal injury.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:24:38 +1300Fiji rugby coach John McKee is grateful to have some experienced heads back on board for next month's European tour.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:17:11 +1300New Zealand software company Wynyard Group has been put in voluntary administration.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:08:51 +1300About 2200 migrants were plucked to safety and 16 bodies were recovered from the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, the Italian Coast Guard said.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:24:35 +1300Earlier this year, police re-opened the cold case over the death of Auckland teenager Tracey Ann Patient. Hundreds of interviews later they have again been unable to solve the mystery.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:30:19 +1300Almost 2000 refugees and migrants have been bussed away from the "Jungle" in Calais as French authorities clear the camp.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:10:05 +1300Heading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study has found.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:34:56 +1300In Focus - Deputy Prime Minister Bill English on the Prime Minister's plane-delayed trip to India, arrests over repackaged Fonterra milk powder in China and his cancelled meeting with pro-democracy activists.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:34:46 +1300Fonterra has launched a review after 19 people in China were arrested for selling milk powder that should have been destroyed.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:01:10 +1300Agricultural training school Taratahi is in talks to partner with Chinese dairy firm, Mengniu Dairy Company.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:55:44 +1300As a programme reducing domestic violence is nominated for an international award, one man tells how it helped him tame his violent temper.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:49:39 +1300A student at an Auckland international college has made a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, accusing his teacher of taunting him because he is Punjabi.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:43:29 +1300The All Blacks have been cleared by NSW police of bugging their own hotel room in Sydney in August, an Australian newspaper reports.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:39:09 +1300Hungarian New Zealanders have commemorated the 60th anniversary of the 1956 uprising.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:44:57 +1300Yesterday New Zealand marked Labour Day, but what's happened to the battle for an eight-hour working day that started it all?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:35:06 +1300Auckland mayor Phil Goff's decision to remove councillors from the Auckland Transport board is being slammed as undemocratic.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:24:58 +1300Tonga has marked international cyber safety week with the launch of a website designed to address the problems of misuse and abuse of computers and the internet.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:14:11 +1300A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor says.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:59:10 +1300Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the United States.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:56:23 +1300The hemp industry is ready to cash in if New Zealand and Australian food regulators decide to allow the sale of hemp seed food products.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:56:22 +1300Polling stations in the key battleground state of Florida have opened for early voting, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain in a tight race.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:44:28 +1300The French Polynesian president has thanked the visiting French education minister and the French state for the financial assistance towards sustaining the territory's education sector.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:41:18 +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.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:04:11 +1300A new sexual violence court may mean more people are willing to lay complaints, victim advocates say.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:43:11 +1300Wealthy investors are meeting with social housing providers from across the country in a bid to find urgent solutions to the housing shortage.
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 18:03:32 +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.