Britain has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use, saying it will be rolled out from early next week.
An investigation by NZ's highest watchdog has slammed the University of Auckland over its purchase of a $5m house in one of the city's priciest suburbs for its vice chancellor to rent at a discount.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate emergency in NZ as the Government commits to going carbon neutral by 2025 and joins 32 other nations in acknowledging the global crisis.
Australian crews are battling massive bushfires on Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, which have been burning for six weeks, forcing tourists to flee.
The UN's General Assembly has urged all countries to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers after travel restrictions to combat Covid-19 have left hundreds of thousands stranded at sea for months.
A man shot by police remains in a stable condition today - as does the hero police dog that was also wounded in the incident.
US officials have unveiled plans to begin vaccinating millions of Americans against Covid-19 as early as mid-December, as coronavirus infections and hospitalisations soar once more.
A third of all those invoiced for their stays in managed isolation have not paid - more than three months later.
Silver Fern Farms has confirmed that the three people killed in a car crash yesterday in central Hawke's Bay were all employees.
A police officer who was rammed by a motorist posing as a Muslim extremist - who then chased the officer with a tomahawk - says he believed the man intended to kill him.
A trend of drug-related gun violence against police cannot be addressed without also confronting decades of social neglect in Northland, one of its mayors says.
British department store group Debenhams is set to close all its UK shops after 242 years in business, putting 12,000 jobs at risk in the country's second major corporate failure in as many days.
Labour Minister Phil Twyford will be on leave from Parliament for the foreseeable future as his wife has been diagnosed with cancer.
Gardeners are being warned to protect themselves against Legionnaires' disease after five people in the South Island were hospitalised with it this month.
Five people including a nine-month-old baby were killed and up to 15 injured when a speeding car ploughed into a pedestrian area in the western German city of Trier.
Thousands of Dunedin homes could face soaring insurance premiums - or even having cover pulled altogether - within 15 years.