ndonesian President Joko Widodo has been officially welcomed to New Zealand ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Police say it is lucky no one had been walking along the street when a woman allegedly nearly five times over the legal alcohol limit crashed into a parked car in a suburban street.
Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a new pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida but concluded a crack in the structure wasn't a safety concern, Florida International University says.
An experienced Cirque du Soleil performer has died after plunging onto a stage during an aerial straps routine at a weekend show in Tampa, Florida, the company has confirmed.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Russia has been stockpiling the deadly nerve agent used to poison a Russian former double agent in England.
Australian authorities have urged people to remain alert as wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control.
Opposition leader Simon Bridges says a deal with the Green Party over Question Time in the House is not the dawning of a potential National-Green coalition partnership.
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 is still backing the Labour Party boss who kept her in the dark about the party's summer camp, where a 20-year-old is alleged to have sexually assaulted four teenagers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has won a landslide re-election victory, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.
Fiordland and parts of the West Coast are about to be drenched in up to 350mm of rain over the next two days.
An 11-year-old girl playing with friends on a Waikato bridge has been struck and killed by a train.
Police are looking into concerns over the lack of availability of officers at Mosgiel Police Station.
The new Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin preached at the oldest surviving church in Otago and Southland, St John's Church, in Waikouaiti, for the first time yesterday.
Performers and supporters have waved goodbye to a Fringe which organisers think the city should be proud of.
A "medium-term temporary'' solution to the Andersons Bay causeway bus stop issue will be in place within the next three weeks, the Dunedin City Council has confirmed.
Dunedin city councillor Christine Garey has praised the "enormously important work'' of the Cancer Society and reflected movingly on supporting a friend with cancer.
A combination of lollies and energy drinks was the secret formula which kept a group of Taieri College pupils running through the night at the weekend.
Police attended a Moray Pl business on Saturday night after a large glass door was smashed.
Many members of the Northeast Valley community came together yesterday for one day of education, art, music and science.