The Zika virus - linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil - is spreading "explosively" and could affect as many as 4 million people in the Americas, the World Health Organisation warns.
A man is on the run from police after cutting off his electronic bail bracelet and brandishing a pistol in Hawkes Bay last night.
A man accused of stabbing his neighbour to death has been granted electronically-monitored bail, to the disgust of the victim's family.
The plummeting Fonterra forecast milk solids payout threatens an economic storm, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says.
Australian counter-terrorism police raided multiple properties in Melbourne this morning amid heightened fears of attacks by home-grown militants inspired by Islamic State.
Shirley Lyford Tonkin, one of New Zealand's prominent paediatricians and the founder of the Cot Death Association, has died. She was 94.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has hit out at critics who say the city's rates are rising sharply as the council signals a 2.9% rate increase for the upcoming year.
Two New Zealanders on murder charges in Australia have had their case delayed.
The bodies of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart were taken off the boat of convicted murderer Scott Watson in Picton the day they were killed, a new book on the Marlborough Sounds murders claims.
A decision by Ritchies Coachlines Ltd to buy two new buses, valued at more than $1 million, for Dunedin routes is a vote of confidence in public transport's future in the city.
Two people have been seriously injured after a car drove off a high rise carpark building in Hamilton.
Umbrellas were out in force in Dunedin this week, including this trio on a rain-slicked Anzac Ave.
Julie Woods has visited the seven wonders of the world, smelt whisky distilling in the highlands of Scotland, heard Big Ben chime 12 noon while standing on London Bridge, eaten Margherita pizza in Italy and touched the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
A police pursuit in Waikato tonight ended when the chased vehicle's tyres were spiked.
The leader of a month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon has urged remaining protesters to leave the site and go home, a day after his arrest and the death of a supporter.
A Melbourne teenager accused of terror offences allegedly discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and setting it loose on police officers.
A football fan threw a single punch at another spectator, described as a "mountain of a man", who fell and fatally hit his head on a concrete floor, a Melbourne court has heard.
South Australia's dilapidated giant lobster Larry faces the pot without $250,000 in urgent repairs.
Bob Tizard, a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and deputy leader of the Labour Party, has died in Auckland, aged 91.
Labour MP David Shearer is set to be censured for breaking the Labour line on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after speaking out in support of the trade agreement.