A specialist in treating children with HIV has told the High Court that a 9-year-old boy with the virus will die sooner and have a lower quality of life if he does not get the medical care needed.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has survived a challenge to his leadership after his ruling Liberal Party voted down an attempt to unseat him after weeks of infighting that had threatened to derail his government.
Twenty-two people were killed outside an Egyptian football match when security forces barred fans from entering the stadium, the public prosecutor's office said.
A planned closure of Portobello Rd in Dunedin today has been postponed owing to rain.
Ngati Porou leader Apirana Mahuika has died.
Labour party leader Andrew Little says water should not be traded as a commodity in New Zealand.
Greece's new leftist prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, says he will not accept an extension to Greece's current bailout, setting up a clash with EU leaders - who want him to do just that - at a summit on Thursday.
Two months on and a hostage who survived Sydney's Lindt cafe siege says she is still angry.
A suspected chemical fire has forced a number of evacuations in Timaru this morning.
The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin.
A gang dispute that ended in a shot being fired on a suburban Rotorua street in the middle of the afternoon has been described as "disgraceful, dangerous and idiotic".
A young woman was rescued from the Waikato River early this morning.
Police in Tasmania have called for witnesses to a double road fatality in which a married couple died when hit by a hay bale.
Devon Hacche's mother may never hear her son speak or see him breathe unassisted after the 8-month-old from Tauranga swallowed a button battery, severely burning the inside of his throat.
An exercise supplement containing a substance not considered safe for human use will be pulled from New Zealand shelves following a New Zealand Herald investigation.
Dunedin residents are being asked to send their favourite cat and dog images to the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum for inclusion in a new exhibition.
Enhancing the abilities of drivers and improving attitudes towards driving will reduce the number of fatal and serious-injury crashes on our roads, police say.
A University of Otago research scientist says clinical trials of a cure for type 1 diabetes could begin in Dunedin within the next two years.
Pupils skipping NCEA examinations in Otago have dropped dramatically in the past three years, but principals say the numbers are still too high.
A Dunedin-based research team, working on a cure for type 1 diabetes, is reaching out for support.