The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is defending a controversial sheep farm in Saudi Arabia, saying that the project has helped nudge New Zealand closer to a free trade deal with the Gulf states.
A man has been arrested and charged in relation to the abduction of a young girl in Palmerston North last week.
A Dunedin bar which closed under a cloud last year is set to reopen under new management.
Rough weather and stormy seas caused havoc for boat owners in Auckland overnight, with six boats coming loose and two being written off.
Foreign affairs officials will not say whether an official who was blamed for the Malaysian diplomat scandal was paid to leave the ministry and to stay silent about the case.
A limited edition, $5000 vintage steering wheel was stolen from a home in Company Bay - then returned after the thief was caught in the act.
In what experts describe as another piece of evidence linking Zika with the risk of birth defects, researchers have reported finding the virus in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses were diagnosed with microcephaly.
David Bain has suffered another blow in his compensation claim for wrongful imprisonment, after a confidential report by a senior judge found he did not meet the threshold of ‘‘innocent beyond reasonable doubt''.
In the wake of Cyclone Winston, there are worries the Zika virus could spread in Tonga without the proper monitoring of water, sanitation and hygiene.
An Australian woman and her Croatian travelling partner have been plucked to safety after being found clinging to rocks near Farewell Spit.
A 6-year-old girl is critically injured in hospital after the car she was in struck a power pole last night.
Two experts have been employed to try to understand and curb the drastic drop in yellow-eyed penguin numbers.
The Southern District Health Board's projected deficit is ‘‘pretty ugly and large'' this year even after it slashed millions of dollars from budgets.
A massive haul of suspected stolen property has been seized after a locating app on a stolen mobile phone led police to a Sydney home.
US Republican presidential candidates have criticised Apple Inc for opposing a government request for help hacking into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers, calling the issue tough but important to boosting national security.
United Nations aid convoys have reached five government-besieged towns in Syria, bringing food, water, and medicines including vaccines to nearly 100,000 people, a statement says.
The first Stanislav Minaev knew his florist's shop was about to be demolished was a call at lunchtime from the local district council recommending he vacate the premises. That evening the bulldozers arrived to flatten everything.
British Typhoon fighter jets have intercepted two Russian Tu-160 bomber planes heading towards British airspace, a spokeswoman from the Ministry of Defence said.
Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State.
Twenty-eight people have been killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara after when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings.