A security breach causing delays at Auckland Airport earlier tonight was never a risk to passengers, the Aviation Security Service says.
One person was shot and gravely wounded in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, as riot police dispersed unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man under disputed circumstances.
Dunedin city councillors have delayed a decision on a preferred location for the South Dunedin community hub amid concerns about a lack of consultation.
Parole and release dates have been wrongly calculated by the Department of Corrections, and prisoners could be freed as early as tomorrow.
The alleged drink driver in a triple fatality on Queen's Birthday Weekend was the husband of one victim and the father of another.
An inexperienced young sailor who went missing with his yacht north of Gisborne has been found alive near Cape Runaway off the East Cape.
Donald Trump, in remarks at an African-American church, has praised "stop-and-frisk" policing methods that have aroused protests and successful legal challenges for singling out minorities.
A man who died when he was struck by a train had been using his cell phone at the time.
A search is on for a 20-year-old man with limited sailing experience missing with his yacht, north of Gisborne.
The Green Party says it will legalise medically-assisted dying if in Government.
Finance Minister Bill English and others were challenged to answer one of the questions that were in the NCEA Level 1 maths exam which left students in tears last week because of its difficulty.
Owners of dogs deemed high-risk will have to get them neutered and display warning signs on their property and the collar of their pet, under new law changes.
Ghana's President John Mahama told global leaders they should learn a thing or two from King of Pop Michael Jackson and finally turn his song Heal the World into reality.
Where's Granity's bus shelter gone?
The United Nations said it was gearing up to resume aid deliveries in Syria, suspended after a deadly attack on a relief convoy near Aleppo two days ago.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has hung bright orange rubber dinghies from the walls of an elegant Renaissance palace in Florence to draw attention to the plight of refugees, but some complain that the installation ruins the harmony of the city centre.
Police have arrested a man after a series of burglaries and a dramatic ram raid in rural Northland early this morning.
The US Senate cleared the way for a $US1.15 billion ($NZ1.6 billion) sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
United Nations member countries pledged for the first time to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections.
Otago University has placed strongly amongst New Zealand's eight universities, which have all once again ranked among the best in the world.