A panel of high-profile New Zealanders charged with selecting a shortlist of new flag designs will each pocket $640 a day.
The owner of four dogs which attacked a Japanese girl in Murupara was discharged without conviction in the Rotorua District Court today.
A former Malaysian High Commission staffer accused of assaulting a Wellington woman will face trial in November.
Police are investigating thefts from commercial properties in several Dunedin suburbs.
A woman who crashed into three cars and a traffic light while driving drunk had sold her home to pay for the $25,000 accident damage, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
A criminologist is hailing a plan to get Notorious Mongrel Mob and Black Power members mowing Dunedin lawns, but warns history shows the arrangement is not without pitfalls.
A Taiwanese tourist driver and widow who killed her own father after running a stop sign has today been shown mercy by a judge.
A man who deliberately ran down two men in his car over a long-standing whitebaiting feud has admitted the attack.
A low currently sitting in the Pacific is likely to be upgraded to a tropical cyclone and expected to have some impact on Northland later this week.
An 18-month-old girl who was rescued from a car partially submerged in a Utah river for 14 hours remains in critical condition in a hospital, but relatives say she is improving and was smiling and laughing for family members.
Two female tourists from California have been cited by police in Rome for carving their initials into a wall at the city's ancient Colosseum and then taking a selfie to record the vandalism, Italian state media says.
Family and friends of a man killed when a cannon-style firearm discharged are shocked as he was extremely safety conscious when handling weapons.
Prime Minister John Key is unapologetic about rolling out multimillion-dollar promises during the Northland byelection and says more is to come as rivals claim it is simply pork barrelling to try to hold on to the seat.
Residents upset with plans to axe a 500-year-old kauri in their Auckland neighbourhood have managed to keep the tree-cutters away - for now.
Apple Inc will begin selling its new watch in stores on April 24, with the high-end model starting at $US10,000, the company said, rolling out its first new product in five years in a bid to extend its preeminence in mobile devices.
Joe Hockey says accusing opponents of lies and hypocrisy is part of the rough and tumble of politics, but he was absolutely devastated by a newspaper headline that said he was a "treasurer for sale".
Indonesia's attorney general insists the executions of Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran and other drug offenders are going ahead, even though he's decided to respect the legal processes pending for at least one.
Suggestions that Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was killed by Chechen Islamists are nonsense designed to deflect suspicion from President Vladimir Putin, associates of the slain opposition figure say.
The first time Dunedin builder Greg Clark volunteered for the Department of Conservation almost a decade ago, it was to help repair a hut his grandfather had built in Fiordland in 1941.
Former Otago Daily Times journalist Kit Carson died on Saturday after a short battle with cancer. He was 65.