Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:09:47 +1300Fire evacuees on Christchurch's Worsleys Road will be allowed back to their homes on Wednesday morning.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:38:23 +1300Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is visiting sub-antarctic islands to see what a predator-free New Zealand would look like.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:36:00 +1300A giraffe from Auckland Zoo has been relocated ahead of its journey across the Tasman.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:32:49 +1300A group opposing the fluoridation of South Taranaki's water supply has been granted a hearing in the Supreme Court.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:31:31 +1300Junior doctors and their employers have hammered out a deal in their long-running and bitter row over rosters.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:16:44 +1300The Northland Regional Council will contribute $1.5 million to a Hundertwasser art gallery - making it almost certain the building will go ahead.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:09:36 +1300A mother taking Wellington's DHB to court says her case could set a precedent for people seeking reparation for deaths in state care.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:05:26 +1300Indonesia has reignited a trade dispute with New Zealand, lodging an appeal against a WTO ruling.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:59:54 +1300A charter plane has crashed into a shopping centre near Melbourne's Essendon Airport, bursting into flames and killing all five on board.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:49:06 +1300A number of homes in the Wellington suburb of Karori were evacuated this evening, after someone spotted a grenade lying in the gutter.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:14:23 +1300A woman who defrauded the Ministry of Transport of $723,000 over four years has been sentenced to three and a half years.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:11:03 +1300A six-year-old boy is in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital after he was hit by a trailer being towed by an SUV.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:09:21 +1300Police have been accused of presenting crime statistics in a way which could unwittingly identify the individuals involved.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:25:48 +1300A man accused of murdering his friend of 30 years says he believes his friend killed his own wife and mother-in-law.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:21:58 +1300Analysis - The battle for the Māori seats has developed into a full-blown assault, writes Mihingarangi Forbes.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:20:12 +1300The country's biggest rural services firm, PGG Wrightson, has posted a flat first half profit as soft commodity prices made farmers cautious about spending.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:20:12 +1300The campervan rental company, Tourism Holdings, has reported a rise in its half-year profit off the back of a strong tourism sector and trans-Tasman growth.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:20:11 +1300Mercury has made a strong first half net profit, despite weaker revenue.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:37 +1300A search is under way near Taupō for a woman missing since early this morning.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:54:47 +1300A Singapore-based satellite operator has put in an order for a new satellite which aims to bring high speed broadband to remote and unconnected areas in the Pacific and South East Asia.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:38:34 +1300Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the state of emergency covering Christchurch and Selwyn has been extended to next week.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:36:15 +1300A witness is amazed no-one was killed when scaffolding collapsed with seven workers on it at the Panmure Bridge in East Auckland.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:06:50 +1300A former Fijian coup leader and prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka is struggling for a niche in Fiji's new political landscape according to a scholar of Fiji politics.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:49:50 +1300An Auckland iwi says its Treaty settlement won't go ahead if Parliament does not enact a bill allowing it to build houses on a reserve.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:43:32 +1300The Tertiary Education Commission is trying a new approach to improve Māori and Pasifika enrolment and pass rates, after institutions missed previous targets.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:58:20 +1300The country's largest honey products maker is blaming the loss on a drop in sales to China and a bad honey crop.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:43:18 +1300A man whose hand was almost cut off in a machete attack has been flown to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:31:41 +1300French Polynesia's public broadcaster says the Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party has approached the National Front of France as the country is heading for presidential and then parliamentary elections.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:09:15 +1300The outgoing Niue High Commissioner to New Zealand wants a re-assessment of the constitutional arrangement between the two countries.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:01:42 +1300Labour list candidate Maryan Street has stood aside to allow Raymond Huo to enter Parliament if Jacinda Ardern wins this weekend's Mt Albert by-election.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:24 +1300The discovery of a banned chemical in an Auckland nail salon is prompting renewed calls for beauty industry regulation.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:54:22 +1300A Chinese tourist has pleaded guilty and apologised for hitting a Canadian cyclist on a Dunedin road, leaving him with a serious head injury.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:49:55 +1300A Melbourne shopping centre is ablaze after a charter plane with five people on board crashed in the city's north. Look back at RNZ's live coverage here.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:31:59 +1300Samoa's suspended police chief is awaiting Cabinet approval before he can resume his duties.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:17:38 +1300Settled, sunny weather has finally arrived in the capital, which has had one of its worst summers in years.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:06:49 +1300A 10,000 signature petition is today being presented to the Papua New Guinea government calling for action on the Special Agriculture Business Leases.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:06:47 +1300The top executive of the Indonesian branch of the mining giant Freeport has resigned only three months into the job.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:01:59 +1300Former Māori Party co-leader Sir Pita Sharples is "totally insulted" by Andrew Little's claim the party has not done enough for Māori.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:58:52 +1300Excessive levels of nickel in the water in the New Caledonian village of Kuto have prompted the authorities to urge people to stop drinking tap water.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:36:27 +1300A political communicator from Washington DC is empowering Melanesian women to run for office.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:28:55 +1300Police are looking for a man after a serious assault in Lower Hutt early this morning.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:25:56 +1300The President of Bougainville says the region is mourning the passing of Papua New Guinea Governor General Sir Michael Ogio.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:23:30 +1300Thousands of protesters gathered outside the British parliament as MPs debated whether Donald Trump's trip should be downgraded from a state visit.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:19:01 +1300Flying Fijians international Josh Matavesi and his younger brother Joel have signed with the Newcastle Falcons .
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:18:24 +1300Fiji's Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says he will not make any further comments regarding Vikrant Nand's post-mortem.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:56:04 +1300Vanuatu and Fiji top the standings after two rounds of the East Asia Pacific World Cricket League Qualifier in Bendigo.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:53:38 +1300A court in New Caledonia has reinstated 18 people on the provincial electoral roll.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:39:13 +1300Former All Black Dan Carter has been dropped by Land Rover after he was caught drink driving in France.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:36:57 +1300A kayaker spent hours "wet, cold, disorientated, injured and coughing blood" after his friend revived him, then went to get help.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:13:17 +1300The Labour leader claims the Māori Party is not kaupapa Māori after hitching its wagon to National, as a new deal between the Māori parties is signed.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:00 +1300Fans have queued for days, and bets are on as to whether Bruce Springsteen will mark the Christchurch quake by playing 'My City of Ruins' at tonight's sold-out show.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:23 +1300Residents of 102 houses off limits for a week smiled as they went through two cordons lifted this morning.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:44:01 +1300A motion for a vote of no confidence in Tonga's Prime Minister accuses 'Akilisi Pohiva of nepotism, not following due process, abusing his authority and damaging the country's foreign relations.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:21:48 +1300The international airport in French Polynesia has reopened after flooding closed it yesterday afternoon.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:07:54 +1300Living wage campaigners want companies to pay at least $20.20 an hour from July - the minimum they say is needed to provide families with necessities.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:07:53 +1300US President Donald Trump has a new national security adviser, after his first choice was fired three weeks into the job.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:16 +1300The Pacific Disability Forum is meeting in Samoa this week to focus on building a more inclusive and equitable Pacific for people with disabilities.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:55:31 +1300Nine new political parties were registered on Friday in Papua New Guinea - the highest number ever at any one time.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:53:16 +1300The 'Ikale Tahi are still hopeful of playing in Tonga this year despite confirmation the June test against Wales will not be played in Nuku'alofa.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:31:18 +1300A cycling advocate says allowing under 12-year-olds to cycle on footpaths, as new report suggests, is a "no-brainer".
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:24:25 +1300The Kaikōura earthquake could create opportunities for Pacific workers helping with the Christchurch rebuild as part of a trades training programme.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:12:48 +1300The parties' agreement to work together has not extended to the Greens giving Jacinda Ardern a clear run at Mt Albert - a safe Labour seat.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:54:38 +1300If you live in Auckland, freedom campers may be headed to a street near you.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:41:50 +1300A grandmother who repeatedly raised concerns with Child Youth and Family about her granddaughter says the agency ignored obvious red flags.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:38:32 +1300A last-minute court challenge has overturned a mobile phone ban for New Zealanders in Australian immigration detention centres.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:32:54 +1300Half of the young men admitted to Whangarei hospital's mental health unit are methamphetamine users, a psychiatrist says.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:57:57 +1300Samoa's Attorney General says he's satisfied the decision to withdraw 265 charges against the suspended Police Commissioner was reached in an appropriate manner.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:20:52 +1300Some 100,000 people face starvation, with a million more on the brink, in the first famine to be declared in any part of the world since 2011.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:05:58 +1300Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly at work in New York.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:02:57 +1300Donald Trump calling Brexit "smart" and NATO "obsolete" has unsettled allies, but his Vice-President says the US supports a united Europe.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:39:19 +1300The State Services Commission will name and shame any government-owned entity that gives huge pay rises to its boss, after the Super Fund CEO got a 23 percent increase.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:36:06 +1300Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:49:44 +1300The Māori Party and the Mana Party have signed an agreement to work together up until this year's general election.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:17 +1300The New Zealand Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy, is to visit the Cook Islands and Niue next month.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:20:38 +1300The Northern Islands mayor in the Marianas Islands, Jerome Aldan, died suddenly on Saturday from what's thought to be a heart attack.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:16:45 +1300The government has extended a ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed species along the Kaikōura coastline for another nine months.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:09:53 +1300The Supreme Court in Samoa has dismissed all charges against the suspended police commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil due to insufficient evidence.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:01:05 +1300A shortage of Child Youth and Family social workers and a lack of resources is leaving children at risk of abuse and neglect, say family lawyers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:00:26 +1300The Prime Minister has put the board of the New Zealand Super Fund on notice, after it approved a significant, 23 percent pay increase for its chief executive.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:46:10 +1300Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, has less than a week's supply of water for consumption and power generation.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:40:18 +1300Methamphetamine dealers in Waikato are targeting wealthier families to make more money, a drug rehabilitation worker says.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:35:13 +1300The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a doctor failed to provide reasonable care to a patient with a hand injury, who has been left with permanent damage.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:32:54 +1300Dengue fever is again on the rise in American Samoa and health authorities are alerting the public to take action to protect themselves and their families.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:29:25 +1300An Auckland nail salon owner has been ordered to pay $13,500 for using a banned chemical substance to glue acrylic nails onto customer's nails.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:11:54 +1300In Wallis and Futuna it will soon be compulsory for motorbike and moped users to wear a helmet.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:11:13 +1300Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says a new court ruling has changed the whole premise of his extradition case.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:05:09 +1300It was standing room only in Christchurch as about 600 people gathered to farewell helicopter pilot Steve Askin.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:52:10 +1300Businesses in Solomon Islands are keen for the country's Development Bank to be re-established.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:49:31 +1300A person has died and another is in a serious condition after a two-car crash on State Highway 30, near Whakatane, St John Ambulance says.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:39:07 +1300Papua New Guinea commission finds a weight imbalance was the major factor contributing to a fatal plane crash in Western Province last year.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:21:29 +1300Civil Defence is assessing whether people will be able to get back into their properties on Early Valley and Kennedys Bush Roads in the Port Hills tonight.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:20:20 +1300Political parties in Fiji call for removal of Elections Supervisor saying free and fair elections are impossible if the ruling party is in control of the election machinery.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:09:10 +1300Police in Greymouth are advising people not to travel alone on the West Coast Wilderness Trail in Greymouth, following a sexual attack on a teenage girl.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:37:41 +1300A professional cricketer has gone on trial in the Hamilton District Court charged with rape.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:26:49 +1300Telecommunications company Spark and Sky Television will face off in court on Wednesday over the future of a merger that has yet to be approved, let alone put in place.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:05:32 +1300Torrential rain in French Polynesia has forced the closure of the international airport on Tahiti - the second time in a month.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:57:55 +1300Pasifika students and graduates who completed the inaugural Tupu Tai internships say they have gained a better understanding of New Zealand's public sector.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:43:06 +1300New Zealand Foreign Minister goes into bat for New Zealand companies who are owed money by the Papua New Guinea Government.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:33:23 +1300More than 1000 villagers in Papua New Guinea have gathered to protest about overdue royalty payments.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:29:37 +1300A mass screening and treatment programme for tuberculosis is being conducted in the Marshall Islands.