One of Britain's most-loved museum exhibits, the skeleton-cast of Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur at the Natural History Museum in London, is to be replaced, much to the distress of its many fans.
Two stoats have been caught in traps inside Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence, sparking an intensive search for the way they got inside.
A protester chants anti-government slogans while holding a poster of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim with the words, "Wanted, the killer of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh" during a protest by women at the same location in central Cairo where activist Shaimaa Sabbagh was killed during a protest. Photo by Reuters Female protesters gathered in downtown Cairo on Thursday demanding an investigation into the deaths of activist Shaimaa Sabbagh and others they say were killed by Egyptian security forces around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
Artists and art educators Kerry Mackay (left) and Pamela Brown put finishing touches to a summer artwork on windows at the University Union.
A Dunedin woman who had a mastectomy more than two years ago is ''unbelievably frustrated'' with the scores of people waiting for breast reconstruction surgery at Dunedin Hospital.
A popular book store remains closed after it was flooded today and hundreds of books were damaged.
A man was critically injured when a truck and car collided on State Highway 1 in Northland this afternoon.
A Northland teacher charged with kidnapping is alleged to have locked an unruly student in a room, letting him out only when his bus arrived.
Superstar chef Jamie Oliver is coming to New Zealand -- and he's chosen Wellington as the site of his new Italian restaurant.
RadioLive host Sean Plunket has labelled Eleanor Catton an "ungrateful hua" over her criticism of the National Government and the country's tall poppy syndrome.
Hostage victim Katrina Dawson was killed by ricocheting fragments of a police bullet or bullets after officers stormed the Sydney Lindt cafe siege following the execution of Tori Johnson, an inquest has heard.
New seating will be installed temporarily in place of the two plane trees removed from the Octagon this week.
The disaster-struck Pike River Mine site and surrounding land should become part of a national park, including a 'Great Walk' track and a visitors centre, some of the victims' families say.
Efforts to contain a large scrub fire which ripped through more than 300ha at Arthurs Pass this week may take longer than initially anticipated, after rising temperatures saw hotspots flare up yesterday afternoon.
A Blues rugby star tipped to be a future All Black has dodged a conviction for drink driving.
After months of staunchly maintaining his innocence former Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney phoned his parents on Tuesday night to say he was going to plead guilty to nearly $1.8 million worth of tax evasion.
The Government has promised to build thousands of new state houses at the same time as it sells off up to 8000 existing houses over the next three years.
Being a teacher doesn't just mean losing your patience with unruly pupils - it can also mean losing your voice.
Police stations have become "mini prisons" because of an unexpected overflow of inmates and a senior police officer fears frontline staff may be pulled from their duties to help man the cells.
Former Act Party leader John Banks will face a retrial for filing a false electoral return, Solicitor-General Mike Heron, QC, has confirmed.