A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a serious crash in Hawkes Bay shortly before midday.
Serious concerns are held for the safety of a missing Auckland woman, police say.
A member of the public has been hospitalised after being injured during an altercation at a bank robbery in Auckland today, police say.
Two men arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Sydney had armed themselves with a machete and a hunting knife and made a video detailing their plot, police say.
One of the largest solar energy farms in the world has opened in Southern California's desert, with 160,000 homes now able to power lights and appliances through sunlight converted into electricity.
Parents of Mark and Christine Lundy say there was no violence in the couple's relationship.
An army recruit felt pressured to perform sexual acts with an instructor as a way of helping her platoon, a court martial has heard today.
Significant rainfall has eased the ongoing dry period in Otago, but some farmers are still subject to irrigation restrictions.
he body of an English tourist who collapsed while on a kayaking trip has been recovered by police.
SkyCity Entertainment Group has released an upbeat progress report on its controversial New Zealand International Convention Centre, indicating a significant step forward would be taken this month.
A man accused of killing Connor Morris will go on trial in August.
A search and rescue operation has been launched for tramper missing in Marlborough.
The jury on the Mark Lundy case will hear from the defendant's father today despite him dying since the first trial. Lundy is on trial accused of murdering his wife Christine and 7-year-old daughter Amber, in what the Crown says was
Auckland's housing shortage worsened by a record near-4000 houses last year, as a pickup in home-building was "swamped" by a tide of new immigrants.
A review of security at the Ministry of Social Development, prompted by last year's deadly shooting at the Ashburton Work and Income office, has found tighter security would not have prevented the incident.
About 150 New Zealand Defence Force personnel will begin pre-deployment training for Iraq at Linton and Waiouru military camps, ahead of an almost certain Cabinet decision within weeks that Kiwi troops will join a non-combat mission in the fight against Isis.
Republican Jeb Bush released emails from his time as Florida governor ahead of a visit to the state capital to raise money and showcase education reforms he started in an effort to burnish his credentials as he eyes a presidential bid.
A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the lunar surface, the Smithsonian Institution has said.
Newsweek magazine's Twitter account was the victim of hackers who posted a threat to US President Barack Obama and his family and the words "CyberCaliphate" and "Je suis IS," a reference to Islamic State and the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court he did not know the women at "festive and playful" sex parties he attended were prostitutes, saying that would have been too risky given his then-role as head of the IMF.