Moa were hunted to extinction less than 200 years after human arrival, disappearing between 1440 and 1445 AD, according to a new study that has shed more light on their demise.
The principal of a Hawkes Bay school is being investigated by the Teachers Council after a teacher at the school was jailed for molesting female pupils.
Two Australians have agreed to pay a fine for flying in Indonesian airspace without permits, but will not be free to leave the country immediately.
Last Labour Weekend one person was killed on the roads -- 16-year-old Ricky Pettigrew.
New Zealand has ranked sixth in a global survey on the best places to live abroad, with scenery, landscape and weather listed among the most attractive qualities of life here.
Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager has been taken to court by police in an attempt to access the source material used in his book.
There has been a strong push by the Police Association for all police officers to be armed.
Workers at numerous ANZ branches around the country will resume strike action against the bank today at various times, including in nine branches around Auckland.
A motorcyclist is dead after a crash in Christchurch overnight.
A cyclist who might have seen a vehicle hit a 91-year-old pedestrian in Mosgiel is urged to contact police.
A driver who ran a red light in Dunedin on Wednesday caused a three-vehicle crash, police say.
Housing's affordable, it's quiet and it's close-knit, Dunedin's residents say of the city.
Reading a copy of Scarface Claw by children's author Dame Lynley Dodd, are (from left) Zonta Club of Metropolitan Dunedin service committee chairwoman Kate Smeaton and president Fay Ward, and Anglican Care Services Family Start programme supervisors Nicky Fredericks and Lauris Polson.
Columba College pupils reigned over the competition at last night's Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme regional awards.
Dunedin's recent and planned cycling projects are being lauded as inspirational and ground-breaking and are in the running for national recognition.
Japan's new trade minister said a political support group spent money at a racy bar, a blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his cabinet suffered two high-profile resignations over separate funding scandals.
In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home.
The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead.
From the tropical reefs of the Galapagos Islands and Cocos Islands to the icy waters of the Antarctic, Michelle Brunton is ticking off several lifelong-dream dives this year.