For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.
Toronto police say that they have charged Bruce McArthur with a sixth murder, expanding the number of deaths blamed on the 66-year-old landscaper in a case that has shaken the city's gay community.
British actor Stephen Fry said he has had surgery to remove his prostate after battling cancer for two months, adding in a video he posted that the operation appears to have been successful.
Nearly 200 illegal workers from Malaysia have been deported or stopped from entering the country following a six month investigation, Immigration New Zealand says.
No it's not the plot of some action movie. A former American football star known for his 13-year NFL career has reportedly become a bonafide FBI agent after graduating from the bureau's training academy.
French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris.
The government's zero-fee policy for new tertiary students has increased administration costs, but is having little impact on enrolments, universities say.
British singer Ed Sheeran said that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival.
A court has heard that Brethren church members affected by a fatal crash in Northland would not give victim impact statements to police.
A Tennessee woman driving a white van intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the US Secret Service said.
The National leadership rivals are heading into the home straight with Auckland set to be the focus for lobbying today. But it is current deputy leader, Paula Bennett, who could be a pivotal power broker, sources have suggested.
A woman has appeared in court and been granted bail after allegedly threatening to kill a Work and Income staff member in Dunedin.
Otago Polytechnic interior architecture academic leader Tobias Danielmeier displays student work from the first year of the course yesterday.
Unless the last five days of summer get unprecedentedly cold, Niwa climate scientists say this summer will be New Zealand's hottest on record.
Punters who have bought tickets to some of this year's big name concerts at Forsyth Barr worry they might have spent hundreds of dollars on a scam.
Christian Tucker used to make fun of gangsta rappers.
University of Otago Medical School dean Prof Peter Crampton last night warmly thanked the Dunedin Pacific communities for their support, and was praised as a strong advocate for improved Pacific health.
The role was bestowed on Fr Michael Dooley without his knowledge, and came as something of a shock.
His name is everywhere - from hats, to newspapers, to skyscrapers. But as of now, there is one media outlet in Dunedin where the United States President's name won't be found.
From next week, calls to the Dunedin City Council's after-hours phone service will be answered by someone in Palmerston North.