The giant frame of New Zealander Peter Beckett will squeeze into the dock in Canada when jury selection starts before he stands trial for murder, accused of killing his wife.
Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams escaped a possible aircraft crash after a plane she was on started skidding off a runway in Tonga.
Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in Motueka overnight.
A man who "sacrificed his own life" to save his two daughters and a 7-year-old niece from drowning is being hailed a hero by his whanau.
A moderate earthquake rattled a broad swath of Idaho, damaging property and triggering rock slides near its epicentre in Challis, a city that has endured hundreds of slight to moderate temblors over the last 10 months, authorities said.
Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed.
A British nurse being treated for Ebola in London is in critical condition after deteriorating over the last two days.
Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two "big objects" on the sea floor, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said.
U.S. President Barack Obama authorised additional sanctions against North Korea in what he said was the first response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof.
A man has died in hospital after two motorcyclists crashed while trying to avoid each other in central Victoria.
A fire in South Australia's Southern Mount Lofty Ranges continues to burn out of control, threatening lives and homes, firefighters say.
The holiday road toll now stands at 14 after a car hit a tree in Canterbury last night, killing its male driver.
A new year dawned yesterday and resolutions were made.
Proud parents David (31) and Kylie (29) Miller with son Luca, the first baby born at the Queen Mary Maternity Centre at Dunedin Hospital yesterday, and daughter Nika (4), of Mosgiel.
Newlyweds Stan and Debi Dysart (49) glide down the dinosaur slide at Dunedin's Marlow Park on New Year's Eve.
Former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin says he would be dead if not for the heroic actions of two Air New Zealand flight attendants who revived him mid-air.
Dunedin beach-goers are being warned to keep their distance from newborn sea lion pups amid expectations of a higher number of births this season.
For Robbie Stevens, the best part about the Whare Flat Folk Festival is that he can play his banjo from dawn til dusk - except maybe when he is in the shower.
Elvis Presley's pair of personal jets, one complete with gilded wash basin and plush sleeping quarters, will go under the hammer in a sealed-bid auction for a piece of mile-high rock and roll memorabilia, Julien's Auctions said.