Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said she planned to run in next year's presidential election, offering liberal voters unhappy with President Vladimir Putin's rule someone to back.
Otago Regional Council chief executive Peter Bodeker says he is "disappointed" after councillors decided to overlook him for the top job when his contract comes to an end.
A Ruatapu home was razed by fire yesterday, the latest in a string of blazes that have gutted properties in Greymouth and Westland in the past 10 days.
Police are warning drivers to be patient and say a lower speed threshold will be in place over the holiday weekend.
There's growing concern comfort accessories and seat modifications are contributing to the disproportionate numbers of older Australians killed in car crashes.
Dunedin police and two secondary schools are investigating an alleged assault involving three pupils in the city centre on Wednesday.
Dunedin was briefly the hottest place in the country this afternoon as the forecast high pressure system began to take hold in the South.
Dogs were brought in to help find a man who fled after a police pursuit in the Dunedin suburb of Belleknowes early today.
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away.
The world's most visited museum has shied away from displaying a sculpture that some have labelled as too sexually explicit.
The damage to a fuel pipeline that sparked last month's aviation crisis is now believed to have happened three years ago.
The Abbott government's treatment of the Human Rights Commission has been questioned by a UN committee as Australia's rights record is examined.
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada.
A young patient at Auckland's Starship Hospital has been rescued after getting stuck in a ceiling.
New Zealanders may or may not know the future of their government by dinner time.
Quebec will ban face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a new law passed that rights groups say marginalises Muslim women in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province.
The NFL has rejected US President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but says players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.
Catalonia has refused to bow to the Spanish government’s demand it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence.
Fiji will issue a $50 million ‘‘green’’ bond in coming weeks to help fund efforts to combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so.