A man and his three young sons who failed to return home after a hunting trip in the Far North have been found safe.
Teenagers as young as 14 in Australia could be locked up for 36 hours without charge if they're terrorism suspects, under proposed Victorian government laws.
Two men arrested after a record $50 million methamphetamine bust in Christchurch last week can now be named.
Conservative members of the Turnbull government are split over when to debate religious protections in same-sex marriage laws.
Minister for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little says a manned re-entry into the drift could take place towards the end of next year - but only if safety risks can be properly mitigated.
Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck near the Pacific Islands this morning.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a bill for flexible paid parental leave, allowing both parents to take it at the same time, could be passed next year.
A Dunedin family's Christmas presents were stolen in one of several burglaries in the city over the weekend.
A Government crisis meeting will take place tomorrow to tackle a rising road toll that has already passed last year's.
Viewers have slammed Jack Tame as "rude" and "bizarre" over an awkward interview with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Fifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out as food aid was being distributed in a market in a southwestern Moroccan town.
Last week's tempestuous weather, which included thunder and hundreds of lightning strikes, is clearing with light, isolated showers the worst of what's forecast for the week.
A Wellington taxi driver fears getting back in his cab after he was shot in the shoulder by a passenger who refused to pay a fare.
A fire has broken out in a central Auckland building, closing Queen St in both directions.
The leader of Zimbabwe's liberation war veterans says plans to impeach Robert Mugabe will go ahead after the embattled president defied expectations he would resign.
A storm has complicated the search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board.
Smiley, windswept and sunburnt faces are not your typical poker faces.
Dunedin's towering First Church spire needs a "major" $600,000 refurbishment and the public is being asked to help.
The head of urology at Dunedin Hospital says it took time for his bosses to admit there was a problem but he is confident they will not ignore a similar situation in future.
A fluffy kiwi suit might sound comfortable, but it was far from that for a fund-raising Englishman who wore one while running his first marathon in Queenstown at the weekend.