More protein-rich snacks and other improvements are needed to counter a big problem arising from more than half of aged care residents not eating enough.
A former Child, Youth and Family worker accused of abusing nearly 20 boys can now be revealed as a man who once cared for a teen murdered in the back of a prison van.
The financial situation for New Zealand's District Health Boards is continuing to deteriorate, with newly released data showing all but one are in the red.
Aaron Salway lost his younger brother and father in a bushfire on New Year's Eve, but has had no time to grieve as he tries to keep his family and farm afloat.
Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard-working rescuers during Australia's bushfire crisis.
Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains have dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast, bringing relief to farmers in three states battling a drought which has left much of the country tinder dry.
Armed police were called to the Brighton Caravan Park in a search for a stolen vehicle earlier today.
More than $300,000 granted for a memorial to conscientious objectors, a huge scrub fire in Middlemarch and the yellow-eyed penguin, or hoiho, is judged the nation's best bird.
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough says the "moment of crisis" had come in the fight against climate change, warning that governments' targets for decades in the future aren't enough to save the planet.
Social media giants need to be held to account to ensure free and fair elections, Professor Robert Patman warns.
An elderly former Spanish bank chairman has been fined $87 million after being convicted of smuggling a Picasso painting abroad after it was designated a national treasure.
New Zealanders are asking their doctors for access to medicinal cannabis, but few GPs have written prescriptions for it, though many say they would be open to it with funding and good evidence.
Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner say Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response.
Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since the Queen acceded to the wishes of her grandson and his American wife Meghan to step back from senior royal roles.
Three men and two women have been chosen as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had a machine gun ahead of a planned gun-rights rally in the US expected to draw thousands of people, officials say.
As the Senate formally opened the impeachment trial on whether to remove Donald Trump from office, as nonpartisan congressional watchdog concluded the White House violated the law.