Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:32:31 +1300Wild weather in Auckland has cut power to thousands of Auckland homes as a major storm approaches the South Island.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:57:39 +1300The new US administration of President Donald Trump says its trade strategy to protect American jobs will start with withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:25:52 +1300Two Auckland iwi that have been at loggerheads because of overlapping land claims have renewed their peace pact at Ōrākei marae today.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:02:47 +1300Tony Guthrie believes red-zoning his Kaikōura property is his only hope of moving on. He is not alone.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:36:49 +1300Companies should be more transparent when it comes to cultural diversity at the highest level, a prominent employment lawyer says.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:28:19 +1300Victoria's chief of police has defended the force's handling of a car pursuit which ended with a man driving into a Melbourne mall yesterday, killing four people and injuring 30 others.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:40:42 +1300Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has appeared in a US court and pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organisation.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:52:31 +1300Fiji's water authority is urging people in the Rewa Delta area to take advantage of government water tank subsidies.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:52:31 +1300Guam's governor has vetoed legislation that would have incrementally raised the territory's minimum wage over the next two years.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:06:39 +1300Police in Hamilton are looking to speak to three teenagers about several aggravated robberies in the city over the past two months.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:52:54 +1300Electric buses will be hitting Auckland streets this year after Auckland Transport received a $500,000 government grant.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:45:40 +1300Sydney Festival is breaching its sustainable event policy with an attraction which is made up of more than 1 million plastic balls, environmental groups say.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:33:21 +1300Dunedin police and Land Search and Rescue teams are scouring the Brighton Beach and Blackhead area after a report of someone entering the water yesterday morning.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:01:16 +1300Chile has declared a state of emergency as wildfires that have scorched nearly 50,000ha threaten towns, factories and vineyards.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:36:48 +1300Women's marches in response to President Donald Trump's inauguration are taking place across the world, with thousands turning out at events throughout New Zealand.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:31:08 +1300A passenger in a car fleeing police in Hamilton has been seriously injured after being thrown from the vehicle.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:42:14 +1300Donald Trump has taken the presidential oath amid protests and global unease. David Cohen goes hunting for the silver lining.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:18:50 +1300The driver of the car which killed four people in Melbourne's CBD did not hesitate, witnesses say, in what police believe was a deliberate act.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:13:12 +1300The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh has bowed to pressure to step down and leave the country more than a month after he lost a democratic election.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:13:04 +1300Rescuers have pulled four children and a woman from the wreckage of a hotel flattened by an avalanche in central Italy two days ago.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:11:51 +1300The Melanesian Spearhead Group Chair, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed Fiji's signing of the new Melanesian Free Trade Agreement (MFTA) in Suva, Fiji.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:04:41 +1300President Donald Trump has begun his four-year term of office saying that "from this day forward it's going to be only America first."
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:03:01 +1300A multi-agency team deployed by the Fiji government to Qamea island two weeks ago has this week completed early relief and recovery works on the island.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:21:07 +1300Analysis - Donald Trump's inauguration speech was a call to arms for the disaffected Americans who fuelled his improbable rise, writes the BBC's Anthony Zurcher.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:44:33 +1300Owners of two vehicles seen around the time of Lois Tolley's death have come forward after police released photos.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:02:27 +1300A 24-year-old man has died after being hit by a car while walking along a State Highway north of Matamata.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:02:24 +1300Contractors have mounted a huge operation to clear a 20,000 cubic-metre slip blocking State Highway 73 between Christchurch and the West Coast.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:07:43 +1300Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Look back at our live coverage.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:43:35 +1300Detectives investigating a bank robbery in Christchurch are looking for a cyclist seen on security cameras.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:48:36 +1300Hundreds of well-wishers and supporters gathered at the Capitol Building in Melekeok State in Palau on Thursday to witness the inuagral ceremonies for the country's new congress.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:17:37 +1300At least two people have been killed in a car crash in Pukekohe, police say.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:40:16 +1300Donald Trump is about to be sworn in as the 45th US president, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:58:42 +1300China's economy grew last year at its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:49:01 +1300A New Zealand judge has let a Malaysian businessman and his family continue their fight to stop assets worth millions being seized by the US.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:36:03 +1300Cook Islands agricultural exports are expected to remain stagnant following a rapid decline over the past few years.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:20:36 +1300A by-election on Nauru has seen the third ever woman elected to the country's parliament.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:11:40 +1300West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh until noon to cede power - or be forced out.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:01:57 +1300Almost 112,000 people applied for emergency grants for food in the last quarter of 2016, up almost 14,000 on 2015.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:43:54 +1300Police and fire investigators are continuing to try to find the cause of a large fire that destroyed six homes south of Whitianga.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:38:38 +1300Police in Whakatane are appealing for information after a man was threatened by three men with a shotgun on Tuesday night.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:30:24 +1300A young child is among three people killed when a car was deliberately driven into pedestrians in Melbourne's CBD, police say.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:00:26 +1300An air and sea search for a swimmer missing off Dunedin's Brighton Beach has been called off because of rough conditions.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:00:25 +1300Officials want to extend a ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed species along the Kaikōura coastline for another nine months.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:54:32 +1300New scanning equipment is the biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer "in decades", say doctors and campaigners.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:27:14 +1300Clothing found near the scene of Lois Tolley's death could belong to her killers, police say.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:23:55 +1300Judge Heemi Taumaunu has been given an international award for his work on New Zealand's rangatahi courts.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:11:05 +1300A pilot trying to land at a farm airstrip north of Kaikōura went off the runway, seriously injuring three people.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:05:07 +1300An advertising campaign criticised as sexist is being defended by the Auckland Nines rugby tournament's organisers.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:04:03 +1300New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Rally out of respect for a spectator killed following his crash.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:58:36 +1300The regional assistance mission to Solomon Islands has handed over the keys to a new multi-million dollar fire and rescue station in the capital, Honiara.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:47:30 +1300Developing Vanuatu's economy and infrastructure, while preserving culture and the environment are the key themes of Vanuatu's new strategic plan.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:39:56 +1300If you thought it was cold overnight, you'd be right.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:34:55 +1300The time it is taking for the Vatican to investigate allegations against Guam's Catholic Archbishop is being questioned.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:34:55 +1300The police in Samoa are investigating a suspected infanticide after a newborn baby was buried by a family who did not inform health authorities.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:29:16 +1300Disaster authorities in Solomon Islands are concerned powerful aftershocks will cause more damage to infrastructure already weakened by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in December.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:14:28 +1300Full internet access appears to have been restored in the Marshall Islands just over three weeks after repair work began on the country's submarine cable.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:06:25 +1300The French Senate has voted unanimously in favour of improving compensation for victims of nuclear testing in French Polynesia.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:50:17 +1300A team from Otago University is researching people's legal rights in relation to robots and other forms of artificial intelligence.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:42:24 +1300Opinion - Donald Trump will cap his extraordinary election victory by being sworn in as a president already in crisis, writes Finlay Macdonald.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:36:40 +1300There are now fewer than six sheep per person in New Zealand, largely due to a rise in dairy farming.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:44 +1300A company selling baby products has been fined $39,000 for selling cots that didn't comply with packaging and labelling standards.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:51:26 +1300Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States, the US Justice Department says.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:41:10 +1300A father who was seriously injured in a house fire, which killed three members of his family, has died.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:29:09 +1300Another 68 Pumpkin Patch and Charlie & Me stores will close by the end of the month, putting 560 more retail staff out of work in Australia and New Zealand.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:24:45 +1300Strong economic growth has supported confidence in the labour market, an economist says.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:24:22 +1300A Qantas flight bound for Melbourne had to return to Auckland yesterday after a man died on board.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:05:37 +1300A massive security operation is underway in Washington DC as Donald Trump arrives in the city for his presidential inauguration.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:08:18 +1300Five of the government's 53 major projects face major problems, including the $490 million upgrade of two of the navy's frigates.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01:13 +1300New Zealand and Sri Lanka are to progress discussions on trade and investment, which could include a Free Trade Agreement.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:59 +1300Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia in support of the new president, who was sworn in today, although his opponent is still refusing to step down.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:39:56 +1300The lack of female directors in some of New Zealand's largest companies is 'incredibly disappointing', the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner says.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:19:29 +1300Nelson City Council could be faced with a by-election this year as two councillors aim for a spot in the national political arena.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:31:32 +1300A slip big enough to fill eight Olympic swimming pools that closed a road near a settlement in the Southern Alps is unlikely to be cleared today.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:26:22 +1300A Solomon Islands cabinet decision to remove a 20 percent export duty on bauxite has been labelled a disgrace by the parliamentary opposition group.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:21:22 +1300Five players from the Fiji Baabas 7s team that played in the recent SUDAMERICA Tournament have forced their way into the Vodafone Fiji 7s team for the Wellington and Sydney 7s tournaments.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:51:57 +1300Tonga Rugby Union along with World Rugby are organising support for the family of Tonga's late rugby sevens captain who was killed in a crash late last month.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:47:23 +1300Pulling a mother and her three daughters from a burning car has led to a prestigious international award for a New Zealand man.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:47:18 +1300Samoa largest Christian church cleared reinstated one minister after clearing him of charges of sexual misconduct and stood down another for unspecified reasons.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:46:58 +1300The chairperson of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has postponed the PNG leg of his Melanesia tour.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:45:47 +1300The US Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services has awarded American Samoa about $US1.1 million in federal grant funding from the Zika Healthcare Services Program.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:44:05 +1300Reports a dog was shot in a North Shore park that prompted a police helicopter search was apparently a false alarm.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:03:01 +1300Police remain hopeful elderly Auckland woman Pat Wearn, last seen on Monday, will be found alive.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:34:23 +1300Residents of the Otago community of Lake Hawea are fighting against the permanent chlorination of their local water supply.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:19:53 +1300A desperate search continues at a hotel in the Italian mountains engulfed by an avalanche following a series of earthquakes.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:29:02 +1300Alanis Morissette's former business manager has admitted stealing $US7 million from the pop star and other celebrities, US prosecutors say.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:30:31 +1300A pub owner is among dozens who could be cut off until Saturday by landslides brought down by foul weather.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:09:32 +1300Outspoken - A long-standing foreign policy expert has cast doubt on the real worth of New Zealand's initiative for peace in the Middle East.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:44:03 +1300The owner of a luxury fishing lodge at the top of the South Island says last night's storm has prompted guides to cancel fly fishing trips.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:52:18 +1300About 900 refugees detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus island have been told they'll be interviewed by immigration officials from the United States from next month.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:46:00 +1300Solomon Islands has been awarded a $US15 million concessional loan, for its Tina River Hydro Project, by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:49 +1300The cream of the country's young opera talent is in Whanganui for a boot camp credited with kickstarting international careers.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:13:17 +1300Police investigating the death of Upper Hutt woman Lois Tolley have released a series of photos of items of interest.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:52:00 +1300Taking away Solid Energy's liability for any harm caused trying to re-enter the Pike River Mine would be hypocritical and unsafe, the government says.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:37:32 +1300African leaders have met in a last-ditch attempt to resolve the crisis over the transfer of power in The Gambia.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:22:00 +1300A list of the 45 listed companies without any female directors in 2016 contains some of the biggest names in New Zealand business.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:59:29 +1300The reprieve from this morning's wet and gusty weather will continue tomorrow, but rain will return on the weekend, MetService says.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:34:30 +1300New Zealand businessman Chris Liddell is stepping down as Xero's chair to focus on his new role as an assistant to US President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:56:52 +1300Japan has committed about $US650,000 to help Tonga develop its breadfruit industry.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:52:57 +1300Israel's prime minister has reportedly removed Fiji from his itinerary of next month's Australasia tour.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:35:56 +1300A sculpted mural in the rubble of a torn-down Wellington office block will likely be saved.