Donald Trump is facing legal challenges from women on two fronts - a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice contestant, and an ex-Playboy model who says had an affair with him and is suing to undo a confidentiality agreement.
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The widow of a Christchurch father of two who died while flying to the UK with his family says he was her soulmate.
Former US president Barack Obama is in New Zealand for his first visit and organisers are pulling out all the stops - from actor Sam Neill as one of his hosts, to flying in chef Peter Gordon from London to cook for him.
A remote and windswept biodiversity hot-spot in NZs subantarctic islands has been formally declared mouse-free, following one of the most sophisticated pest eradication projects undertaken anywhere in the world.
US film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, has filed for bankruptcy.
Dozens of complaints of sexual harassment on the job are arriving nearly every day at the Time's Up campaign, showing that decades of battling workplace misconduct have failed, its legal head says.
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was knighted at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday and joked with reporters afterwards: 'I expect you to use my title.'
An Auckland lawyer who asked a woman lawyer to bend over through a window has been censured and fined $10,000.
Dunedin residents are being encouraged to turn out and welcome home Paralympic gold and bronze medallist Adam Hall tomorrow night.
After a year of wrangling the New Zealand Defence Force has been forced to reveal how much it pays for software from Peter Thiel's secretive firm Palantir.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has stepped in and had a stern word to minister Shane Jones for going too far by calling for the Air NZ chairman to step down.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been questioned by police investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign.
The suspended chief executive of UK-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica reportedly claimed in secretly recorded video that his company played a decisive role in Donald Trump's election campaign.
An elderly man and his dog are recovering after being rescued from Tararua Forest Park north of Wellington.
A fifth booby-trapped package has exploded in Texas and another was discovered before it detonated, as investigators frantically search for what they suspect is a serial bomber.
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A southerly front is expected to bring snow to some alpine parts of Otago overnight and tomorrow.
A Bill to toughen up prison sentences for suppliers of psychoactive drugs is set to pass its first reading thanks to the backing of National, and Labour’s coalition partner, New Zealand First.
An intoxicated woman spent about three hours in custody yesterday after a Dunedin judge told her she should ‘‘sleep it off’’.
Dunedin man Jason Mark Adams was jailed last July on his 25th conviction for burglary, was released in November and then committed another six burglaries.
A motorcyclist travelling an estimated 175kmh while overtaking a line of traffic on the Lewis Pass Highway ‘‘was not in a hurry’’ at the time, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.