Despite his unrivalled record for single-handedly saving the world from disaster, James Bond would not get a job as a British spy, the head of MI6 says.
Hillary Clinton has made her first joint campaign appearance with one of her most powerful supporters, Michelle Obama, at a rally to urge young people and women to vote.
The 5-year-old autistic boy who died in a "tragic accident" at Piha beach last weekend has been named.
A fleeing driver rammed a police car before threatening officers with a knife in the Auckland suburb of Henderson this morning.
British and Australian scientists have identified an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in southern England, as the first known example of fossilised dinosaur brain tissue.
Global warming is on track to disrupt the Mediterranean region more than any droughts or heatwaves in the past 10,000 years, turning parts of southern Europe into desert by the end of the century, scientists.
Rights advocates praised a new US government rule barring its foreign aid contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, as violence against the community continues globally.
President Vladimir Putin has accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters in the run-up to the US presidential election.
A Hobart radio host has been suspended indefinitely after making an inappropriate comment about the Dreamworld tragedy.
Crews have extinguished a fire at a house in the Dunedin suburb of Concord.
Otago University medical students have admitted to performing surgical procedures on themselves and their peers.
Nearly 300 complaints have been upheld against New Zealand Police officers so far this year, a new report says.
Police are remaining tight-lipped about details relating to the arsenal of weapons stolen from a Dunedin home on Tuesday.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has been slammed over his response to growing accusations about the risk to city residents from dangerous power poles.
Spending 24 hours in a small room in a car park in slight discomfort is nothing compared with what those diagnosed with cancer have to deal with, Andy Westgate says.
The Dunedin man found dead in Brockville this week may have been small in stature, but those who knew him say he had a big heart and left a major mark on their lives.
A man in his 70s is stretchered to an ambulance after falling into the Taieri River, at Henley, yesterday.
Sausages and scalloped potatoes will be off the menu when the Compass Group overhauls the Meals on Wheels service next month.
The University of Otago is planning a full-day full-scale emergency exercise next month, a year after a shooting scare emptied the institution.
An elderly woman hit by a car in Hillside Rd on Tuesday morning is in a stable condition in a general ward at Dunedin Hospital.