Syrian government aircraft deliberately bombed a humanitarian convoy, killing 14 aid workers and halting relief operations, a UN war crimes report says.
Scientists have identified more than 200 minerals created as side-effects of human industries in a sign that mankind's imprint on the Earth is so deep that it marks a new geological epoch, a study says.
Britain's upper house of parliament has defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's government, voting for a change to her Brexit plan that says she can only trigger exit talks if she promises to protect the rights of EU citizens.
The White House says Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, acted "inadvertently" when she publicly endorsed the clothing and jewellery line of Trump's daughter, Ivanka.
The North Canterbury region has been hit by a second strong quake within hours.
New Zealand children get about $15 a week pocket money, according to a school census project.
A north Canterbury mayor is praising firefighting efforts, saying a potential catastrophe has been avoided near Hanmer Springs.
The treatment of a mentally unwell prisoner at the Otago Corrections Facility breached the UN convention against torture, the chief ombudsman has found.
In an age where many children are driven to school, being able to walk or ride a scooter to school was a novelty for many pupils at Arthur Street School yesterday.
The names of former University of Otago students, carved into lecture theatre desktops more than a century ago, proved an attractive offering at a Dunedin auction yesterday.
A star-studded gala concert supported by international opera singer Jose Carreras has been organised in London to support Dunedin soprano Anna Leese Guidi and her husband Stefano Guidi.
Three people have been arrested following a cluster of assaults in Dunedin's student quarter over Orientation week.
The Dunedin Hospital rebuild group had little to impart except ''drivel'' and ''jargon'' at Tuesday's public meeting, and should not have called it if there was nothing to say.
A digger repositioned a large rock at St Clair beach yesterday, as part of work to shore up the sea wall's defences.
Concerns about the risk posed by a suspected earthquake-risk community hall in Maori Hill could point to more remedial work for the Dunedin City Council.
Third-year University of Otago students Brett Walker, of Fairlie, Jordan Edwards, of Balclutha, and David Ashby-Coventry, of Timaru, soak up the last of summer in their backyard pool.
Floating luxury docked in Port Chalmers yesterday.
Christchurch and Auckland police have arrested and charged five Rebels motorcycle gang members following a 10-month investigation.
Uber's co-founder says it is time for him to "grow up" and get help after a video emerged showing him getting into an argument with a driver over pay rates.
The brother of a woman rescued from the bottom of the country's deepest sinkhole addressed the tense moments before she was saved.