An inquest into the death of a Christchurch mother who died after falling from a moving vehicle has raised "outstanding questions" which could be answered by her partner who refused to attend the hearing, a coroner says.
An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost.
Safety inspectors are being sent to the remote site of a chopper crash which seriously injured a young pilot on the West Coast at the weekend.
Four ticket holders unhappy with the sound at the Rod Stewart concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium in April have been given a partial refund by the concert's promoter.
A woman who witnessed a fatal motorbike crash on the Wellington motorway on Sunday says speed and risky passing were to blame for the accident, which left two people dead.
Former Dunedin National list MP Katherine Rich has confirmed she will not seek reappointment to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA).
David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, has been rushed to a local hospital after being shot by police near the Canadian border, two days after his accomplice was killed, according to media reports.
Kiwis are not being ripped off when it comes to the price of milk, Prime Minister John Key says.
Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed today after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level.
A report is being prepared for the coroner following the death of a teenage boy after falling several storeys inside a central Sydney retail building.
A man has been charged with the murders of two people following the discovery of three bodies on a rural NSW property.
A piece of Waikato's winery history went up in flames this morning when a huge blaze destroyed a large portion of Vilagrad Winery.
Severe flooding in Dunedin this month delivered a hammer blow to some conservation groups and some of their projects will take years to fully recover.
Two New Zealand records have been broken by 12-year-old William McLauchlan at the 2015 New Zealand Sport Stacking Championships.
History has been re-created by a group of Otago Polytechnic students.
Joining the war on terror ended up compromising New Zealand's good name, investigative journalist Jon Stephenson believes.
Snow-melting winds and warm weather will sweep the country this week - to the dismay of ski bunnies nationwide.
The Dunedin City Council will sit today to decide on a long term plan that should result in a 3.8% rates rise when rates are set for the next financial year.
Katy Atkinson and Zara Taylor are no strangers to the world of cancer.
The increasingly fraught tension between New Zealand's competing military, intelligence, and trade objectives was a focus of the University of Otago's 50th annual Foreign Policy School at the weekend. Eileen Goodwin reports.