A United States airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month is to receive a Purple Heart medal, the US Air Force leader said in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone.
European Union ministers have failed to break a deadlock over sharing out responsibility for sheltering some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have sought asylum in Europe this year, leaving the shape of a final deal in doubt.
After it was confirmed late last night that Malcolm Turnbull would be the new Prime Minister of Australia, New Zealand counterpart John Key said something he could only have hoped was true.
Rich and famous, combative and ambitious, Malcolm Turnbull has lived a life full of glittering success.
Tony Abbott lived by the political sword, and died by it.
These cats and dogs were not always at each other's throats, and in the end there was only a whisker between them.
Forestry workers in the thick of a 1080 drop yesterday on Auckland's Hunua Ranges say bait laced with the poison fell so close they could smell it.
A growing shortage of secondary school teachers in Otago is threatening to disrupt education across the region.
It was supposed to be a fun afternoon of four-wheel-driving at Muriwai Beach - but four friends who set out for an adventure never came home.
Police are on the hunt for a "skinny'' robber who punched a man at a Christchurch bus stop overnight.
Had it not been for the contribution of New Zealanders in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, the world could have been a very different place today.
A former Dunedin lawyer who did not turn up yesterday for the start of her five-day trial has been found guilty on all 46 charges of tax evasion involving more than $180,000.
A patient who was self-administering morphine repeatedly to relieve his pain while a serious complication was missed should have been checked more thoroughly to find the source of his discomfort, the Health and Disability Commissioner says.
Dunedin City Council manager Rhonda Abercrombie has resigned abruptly, but nobody is prepared to say why.
It turns out New Zealand isn't the world's greatest gumboot-throwing powerhouse.
ALLIED Press creative manager Matthew Holdridge is ''really pleased'' an Otago Daily Times advertisement has won a Pacific area award.
New figures suggest the Southern District Health Board is outperforming most other health boards regarding a procedure after having been the worst.
A cat door was removed to allow burglars to enter a house in Stansfield St, Kenmure, police say.
Ensuring good access to buildings, footpaths and public transport will be the focus of an Access for All - Dunedin forum to be held in the city next week.
Thousands of protesters rallied in Tokyo against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security policy as the government aims to enact legislation this month that would allow Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two.