Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:17:22 +1300A man who towed motorists trapped in floodwaters to safety in rural South Auckland says he lost count of how many cars he pulled out.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:13:01 +1300An unnamed MP in the Solomon Islands who wracked up more than $US50,000 on his monthly phone bill has caused a public outcry in the country.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:09:12 +1300A 1300km stretch of Australia's north-east coast is at dangerous risk of flooding in the wake of Cyclone Debbie, which has also left three people injured.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:05:39 +1300At least 12 truck drivers have quit because they are concerned about the safety of a new alternative highway between Picton and Christchurch, their union says.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:59:17 +1300A police officer has leapt into the sea from a helicopter to rescue two kayakers who were in trouble in Auckland's Manukau Harbour.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:55:22 +1300A Canadian company is denying allegations it ordered a raid on a village near the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:41:01 +1300The new $630m Kapiti Expressway was built to cut down travel time into the capital, but commuters say it is having the opposite effect.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:36:16 +1300Police looking for Kim Bambus, 21, say they are coming to the end of their options to find her.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:23:37 +1300Spending on research and development in New Zealand has risen, but continues to lag globally.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:12:13 +1300A raid involving New Zealand SAS soldiers in Afghanistan could not have taken place in Tirgiran Village as the NZDF claimed, because there is no such village, say lawyers.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:10:12 +1300House, contents and car insurance levies will rise by about $40 a year to fund the new unified national fire and emergency services.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:08:43 +1300A decision on the proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax NZ has been deferred for a second time after the two companies tabled a lengthy new submission.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:37:35 +1300A man accused of killing a 15-month-old has told a jury he would have been willing to go to prison for the boy's mother if she had told him she was responsible.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:30:37 +1300Hundreds of people are stranded at Wellington Airport as fog stops all flights in and out of the city.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:23:36 +1300The government says vaping is less harmful than smoking and the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:01:42 +1300A new trial date has been set in Fiji for 14 people accused of sedition.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:51:26 +1300The government of Solomon Islands says the site offered to the University of the South Pacific for its fourth campus is now ready for development.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:47:55 +1300Gareth Morgan's Opportunities Party will change its logo, but insists it is not a reaction to criticism it looks too similar to the flag design.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:35:44 +1300The Solomon Islands justice minister William Marau has pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:25:35 +1300The Cook Islands tourism chief says a drop off in algae growth in the Muri lagoon is no reason to sit back.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:25:34 +1300Fiji's National Farmers Union says the decision to close the Penang Mill will have a devastating impact on the Ra economy.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:02:36 +1300Police are looking for a man who they say has taken off from his bail address in Auckland and is a serious risk to a woman he knows.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:40:01 +1300The helicopter pilot who died in a crash on the South Island's West Coast on Monday has been named.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:10:21 +1300The mother of an Auckland teenager who killed himself is shocked court officials sent her "graphic" photos of his body.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:08:58 +1300The Ministry of Justice is changing its policies after a woman received graphic police photographs of her son.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:27:53 +1300Australia says aid is not charity and that taxpayers expect aid expenditure to benefit their own country.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:18:44 +1300Another person has died of dengue in New Caledonia.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:13:11 +1300The hearing for sedition charges against the Fiji Times newspaper has been delayed until May.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:26:34 +1300Things are not all rosy on Dunedin's Baldwin St, with tourists trying to drive heavy vehicles up, venturing onto properties for photos and peering into windows, a resident says.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:26:27 +1300Samoa says it's unfair for transgender weightlifters to compete in women's divisions and plan to take their protest to the top.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:25:24 +1300Two yachties are missing, roads are cut and power is out to tens of thousands of homes after Cyclone Debbie slammed into northern Queensland yesterday.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:13:40 +1300Jasa Veremalua and Isake Katonibau have been recalled to the Fiji sevens team for next month's World Series tournaments in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:38:05 +1300The criminal court in French Polynesia has deferred its verdict in the case of a former mayor of Mahina, accused of abusing public funds.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:38:04 +1300The Vanuatu Teaching Service Commission says more than 300 extra teachers are needed in schools but it doesn't have the money to pay for them.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:14:52 +1300Papua New Guinea are looking forward to having 11 men on the pitch against Tahiti in tonight's Group B return leg match in Papeete.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:14:51 +1300Fiji is already looking ahead to 2022 after New Zealand prevailed 2-0 in Wellington last night to advance to the final stage of Oceania qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:05:12 +1300One man hopes to give travelling Lions fans a taste of Kiwi culture through the time-honoured tradition of billeting.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:49:36 +1300There has been another salmonella outbreak in French Polynesia, prompting the culling of 12,000 chickens.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:38:08 +1300Lecturers and tutors are under increasing pressure to pass students who should be failed, the Tertiary Education Union says.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:23:57 +1300The first case of dengue has been detected on the French Pacific island of Futuna.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:04:06 +1300Canterbury-based dairy company Synlait Milk has reported a slightly higher first-half profit.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:15:23 +1300A Fiji kava exporter is calling on government to regulate skyrocketing kava prices.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:58:01 +1300UK tabloid The Daily Mail is facing international scorn for a front page that pictured British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and asked "who won Legs-it".
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:47:08 +1300Papua New Guinea's prime minister Peter O'Neill has been urged to accept an offer by landowners for an equity arrangement in the LNG project.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:47:07 +1300The Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed China's push to establish a 21st century Maritime Silk Road which will include Oceania and East Africa.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:47:06 +1300Papua New Guinea's parliament will resume this morning after being suspended yesterday for lack of a qourum.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:15:12 +1300The Resource Management Act should be scrapped and replaced with one law that covers both housing and the environment, a report says.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:18 +1300High lead levels, mainly from exhaust fumes, in New Zealand cities during the 1970s and 1980s appear to have led to a loss of intelligence in adults, researchers say.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:16 +1300Child Youth and Family threatened to take four children off a couple after they went to court to force the agency to help them.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:56:12 +1300Māori whānau raising gay or gender diverse children have a new resource to help them talk to young people who come out.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:54:57 +1300Authorities will close the road at 11.30am to recover a truck that crashed early this morning. Authorities will close the Desert Road at 11.30am to recover a truck that crashed...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:54:56 +1300The council believes the 125 hectares of low-lying land is suitable for homes, but critics say enough land is already available for housing in the city.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:41:23 +1300Dr John Burton is a lifeline for people in the isolated Waikato community of Kawhia, but, he says, GPs are considered "lesser beings" so job training is not producing good doctors for rural areas.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:12:18 +1300Scottish MPs voted 69 to 59 to seek a second referendum next year or in 2019.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:59:21 +1300A scientist has captured the sounds of rare whales, some likely for the first time in New Zealand.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:46:12 +1300Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will undo a plan to slash carbon emissions and cut then Environmental Protection Agency's budget.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:26:01 +1300A community leader in Auckland is urging Tonga's government to appoint a trade commissioner to New Zealand, saying the markets offer a lot of untapped potential.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:39:46 +1300The storm has weakened but the full devastation brought by Cyclone Debbie will not be revealed until morning.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:46:41 +1300Look back on RNZ's coverage of Cyclone Debbie as it made landfall on northern Queensland in Australia, bringing pounding rain and damaging winds.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:39:13 +1300Auckland Council needs to get cracking on the future of the city's downtown port, a high-powered delegation says.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:38:26 +1300Police searching for Kim Bambus, 21, who has not been seen since Friday, are turning their focus to a cliff in Piha.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:54:23 +1300A man accused of killing a 15-month-old says he gave a false statement to try to protect the boy's mother.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:32:50 +1300An upgraded free trade deal between China and New Zealand was on the menu at a gala lunch in honour of the Chinese Premier today.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:27:38 +1300Kaumātua from Motiti Island in Bay of Plenty have been granted an urgent hearing in the Waitangi Tribunal.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:34:13 +1300The iconic fountain has broken down, with the council saying it suspects an electrical fault.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:05:24 +1300The New Zealand Department of Conservation's outgoing senior ranger for Raoul Island says the Kermadecs remains an outpost of great importance to the country.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:52:38 +1300The launch of a national agency to combat cyber crime has been delayed by three weeks due to the Kaikōura earthquake.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:51:58 +1300The deadline for the full report into Havelock North's water contamination crisis has been pushed back nine months.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:49:40 +1300Profitability in the IT sector in New Zealand has shrunk to a trickle, a new report has found.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:47:43 +1300Lawyers acting for villagers claiming they were caught up in a raid involving New Zealand troops have formally asked for an independent investigation.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:26:16 +1300People showing up at Wellington's emergency department are being told to expect longer waits.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:43:38 +1300Police confirm two people were killed in this morning's crash near Culverden.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:10:15 +1300American Samoa has officially opened its Transnational Crime Network center in Fagatogo, which will link up with the Pacific Transnational Crime Network.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:33:27 +1300The Labour Party has pledged to repeal the legislation if it wins the election, describing it as put together "on the fly".
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:25:59 +1300Electric bikes have no place in the Tongariro National Park, despite a government proposal to allow them, says an outdoor advocate.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:59:23 +1300The Fiji Sugar Corporation has decided to close the Penang Sugar Mill in Rakiraki but the FSC is confident it won't hurt the local economy.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:59:21 +1300The Cook Islands has not given up on an independent seat at the United Nations but says it is not a priority at the moment.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:49:55 +1300New Zealand's health sector will need to look overseas for the computing power it will need in the future, says computer giant Microsoft.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:38:14 +1300Whanganui Māori have walked or run the winding banks of the Whanganui River to breathe life into the area.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:22:05 +1300A New Zealand couple and their young children in Townsville have tied everything down and taped their windows as they brace for the storm.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:21:12 +1300As Cyclone Debbie bears down on the Queensland coast, here's a guide to how cyclones form, how destructive they can get, and how they get their names.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:18:59 +1300The Marlborough Express will soon publish on only three days a week, after more than 130 years as a daily. Is this a sign of things to come?
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:55:16 +1300Authorities testing wastewater in Christchurch and Auckland for drugs have found about 700 grams of methamphetamine a week.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:35:51 +1300The Papua New Guinea Hunters have stuck the boot into the referee after a shock home defeat against the Norths Devils ended their unbeaten start to the Queensland Cup.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:35:49 +1300Fiji say they have to play like superheroes if they're to cause an upset and beat New Zealand in tonight's FIFA World Cup qualifying game in Wellington.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:02:17 +1300People who left the religious community told government investigators Gloriavale leaders knew about sexual and physical abuse, but did almost nothing about it.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:46:53 +1300Three Vietnamese blue boats have been caught fishing illegally off a reef system in the Solomon Islands' Rennell and Bellona province.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:41:26 +1300Seven Japanese high school students and their teacher have been killed in an avalanche at a ski resort.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:41:19 +1300Police are now at the remote area near Reefton where a light helicopter crashed yesterday, killing one person.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:38:24 +1300French Polynesia's Nuclear Workers' Association says it's important younger generations get involved in the battle for justice over nuclear testing in the Pacific.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:02 +1300Nauru has appointed a lawyer from Fiji as the new acting magistrate of the District Court.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:37:41 +1300Health authorities in French Polynesia say type-2 dengue no longer poses a threat to the community.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:19:04 +1300Infected dairy cows pose a risk to humans, a new study of Leptospirosis has found.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:18:42 +1300The police are still hunting for the people who used baseball bats to beat a father and son in Palmerston North.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:04:03 +1300The Papua New Guinea Football Association has appealed to FIFA over David Browne's sending off in last week's World Cup qualifying defeat against Tahiti.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:04:01 +1300Amnesty International says sedition charges against The Fiji Times could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and for other news outlets in the country.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:29:56 +1300As Cyclone Debbie hits Australia's Queensland, we look at five of the most devastating weather events to hit the state.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:07:01 +1300A Vanuatu food company giving overseas seasonal workers a taste of home is set to increase its workforce as sales rise.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:58:48 +1300Indonesia's Maritime Coordinating Minister says Papua will get five percent from the divestment by copper and gold miner PT Freeport Indonesia.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:45:49 +1300A giant gold coin worth $US4 million has been stolen from a museum in Germany.