Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack at the Italian consulate in central Cairo, in an escalation of violence that suggests militants are opening a new front against foreigners in Egypt.
An Invercargil man has died following a game of rugby league. Edward Shane Heihei was found unconscious after taking part on Sunday.
Firefighters from rural New Zealand are flying to Canada to help battle blazes raging in almost 800,000 hectares of forest.
People woke up to another frosty morning throughout New Zealand today, as temperatures plummeted below freezing.
The Bishopscourt retirement village in Dunedin will reopen today after an outbreak of gastroenteritis.
The sleepy town of Palmerston will be sleepy no more, with the arrival of its fifth cafe.
Translations of the fourth-century Greek Anthology will become works of art under the skilled hands of University of Otago printer in residence Brendan O'Brien.
An expert who cast his eye over Dunedin's coastal erosion hotspots yesterday believes the problem is under control.
Like a butterfly emerging from a steel chrysalis, a new and improved Globe Theatre is finally taking shape.
A woman has died following a crash in Levin tonight.
Residents from Brighton through to Saddle Hill have been without power since just before 7pm.
A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a ute earlier this evening in South Auckland.
A New Zealander in a coma in a Thai hospital is responding to voices and moving his eyes.
Holidaymakers heading for Bali have suffered another setback after their delayed Air New Zealand plane was forced to return to Auckland today.
A man is now in a stable condition in hospital after he was gored by a bull in Waikato yesterday.
Following a week of shivering cold temperatures and snow, the sun looks set to shine again, before more rain makes its way over the country.
A Feilding man has been identified as the driver of a car that lost control and died in a head-on collision with an SUV near Palmerston North yesterday.
New rental rules are ''a good step'', but they do not address all the problems plaguing student flats, students and advocates say.
A lucky Lotto player is $1 million richer after winning Lotto First Division last night.
A Kiwi woman's dream winter getaway to one of Europe's best holiday hotspots has ended in tragedy.