A charity supported by fast food giant McDonald's has been spurned by a New Zealand public hospital.
A Hobart DJ and self-confessed anarchist accused of headbutting former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has appeared briefly in court.
More than 600 asylum seekers and refugees are refusing to leave the Manus Island immigration detention centre ahead of its closure next week.
Police officers comforted a recently widowed woman by finishing off her lawns - a job her husband was halfway through doing when he fell ill.
Two wealthy regions of northern Italy have voted overwhelmingly for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.
A rapidly weakening Typhoon Lan has made landfall in Japan, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving Tokyo largely unscathed, although at least two people were reported killed and transport services disrupted.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment.
The mother shot dead in Greymouth yesterday has been named by police who have also released details of the armed man they allege is on the run.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution.
The Prime Minister-elect has received her first call from Donald Trump - and an official meet and greet is expected next month.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Stocks at the New Zealand Blood Service's blood bank are set to swell after last week's donor drive.
Two people have died after a police pursuit ended with a driver crashing into a tree in the Auckland suburb of Morningside.
When Savanna Leigh turned 16 in June she tore the packaging off a chocolate block to find a shimmering golden ticket. She knew exactly what that meant.
The incoming Labour-led government has much to do in its first 100 days and is unlikely to get much of a honeymoon period because of pressing issues landing at its door.
A University of Otago academic is warning others travelling to the United States to take a copy of visa rules with them after she says she was wrongly refused entry to the country.
Oamaru heritage buffs Wendy Simpson (left) and Marise Martin get into the Victorian mindset at the Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell in Port Chalmers on Saturday.
After the historical records were scoured and family tree illuminated, descendants of a gold rush-era Chinese immigrant and a Scottish barmaid gathered together for the first time at the weekend.
A large amount of cigarettes was stolen after ram-raiders smashed through the front of the On The Spot store in Waitati yesterday.
Choppy seas, a pod of dolphins and adverse currents were just a few of the challenges overcome by the 73 entries in the 48th annual around White Island Race off St Clair Beach on Saturday.