An off-duty police officer turned hero yesterday, reviving a boy found floating face down in a pool at Parakai Springs in Auckland.
Going back to the 1930s, if a Duesenberg model J pulled up to a kerb near you, you could rightly expect a movie star, the sickeningly wealthy or even royalty to step out.
Charlie Boyes, of Dunedin, with his 1942 Ford Jailbar and a miniature Austin 7, built by his friend Trevor McDonald, of Dunedin, which will be on display at the Edgar Centre today, for the 2015 T. L. MacLean Autospectacular.
A relatively small but fast-moving wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains grew overnight, destroying homes and threatening about 6000 residences.
Britain and Ireland sought to calm Northern Ireland's political crisis by urging Protestant unionists and Catholic nationalists to shore up a power-sharing government that ended decades of sectarian violence.
Search teams using boats and helicopters have resumed the search for at least 16 people still missing after torrential rain and flooding across Japan this week, while thousands waited to return to their homes as waters slowly receded.
At least 85 people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India, triggering a second blast of construction detonators stored illegally nearby, police said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has asked Oil Minister Sherif Ismail to form a new cabinet within one week after the government submitted its resignation, a statement from the presidency said.
At least 107 people were killed when a crane toppled over at Mecca's Grand Mosque, less than two weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage.
Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, a victory that may make a British EU exit more likely and which one former Labour prime minister has warned could leave their party unelectable.
Saudi Arabia says stormy winds knocked over the crane which collapsed onto one of Islam's holiest shrines in Mecca and killed 107 people.
Next week is an anniversary Labour leader Andrew Little and his predecessors will remember but won't be celebrating.
Both camps in the euthanasia debate here are claiming small victories as lawmakers grappling with the issue abroad reached radically different decisions this week.
The family of a missing Auckland man say they are desperate to find him, after he disappeared three days ago, and have appealed for the public's help.
Top-secret police intelligence documents with details about confidential informants were accidentally sent by our elite organised crime-fighting agency to the criminals they were investigating.
Ever wanted to chew the bat - I mean, fat - with Ozzy Osbourne? Fans of Black Sabbath will get the chance to do just that when the band performs at Forsyth Barr Stadium next year.
A Kiwi dad has been stabbed to death near his home in the northern English city of Newcastle.
Seven full-time staff are expected to lose their jobs at Otago Polytechnic's architecture, building and engineering school by the end of the year.
One person has died after a car rolled into a drain in the Waikato last night.
Police and school principals are wary of an increase in "absolutely disgusting" behaviour organised by young people on social media.