Energy and Revenue Minister Judith Collins has dismissed questions of iwi or any other ownership of water, saying it is not a finite resource as it falls from the sky.
Hong Kong is braced for Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, with hundreds of flights cancelled and schools and most businesses in the Asian financial hub closed.
Act Party leader David Seymour has hit out at a New Zealand First MP - calling him a "f***ing idiot" during a speech to a business audience.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he's "very, very confident" the High Court will find in favour of MPs who discovered they are citizens by descent.
The number of pedestrians killed on New Zealand roads has increased by 75% this year, as the total road toll also soars.
Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne wants a respectful debate about same-sex marriage in Australia and has called out 'wicked views' being aired ahead of a postal vote.
Hundreds of University of Otago staff and students marched today against plans to cut 182 general staff jobs.
The Government's pre-election books show a bigger surplus for the 2017 financial year, but Finance Minister Steven Joyce doesn't see room to splash out until about 2020.
A group representing hundreds of doctors has written an explosive letter to the Ministry of Health signalling a vote of no confidence in Waikato District Health Board chief executive Nigel Murray and chairman Bob Simcock.
New Zealand environmentalists pushing to plant a global forest cheekily dedicated to US President Donald Trump say they've been overwhelmed by worldwide support for their bid.
Three young boys have been pulled free of rubble 16 hours after a deadly quake hit the tourist-packed Italian island off the coast of Naples.
The US has put more pressure on Pakistan to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad's status as a major non-NATO ally.
Dunedin police are hunting for a "suspicious man" seen entering properties in a notorious student party street early this morning.
Britain will outline its plans to escape the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit - one of Prime Minister Theresa May's main aims in talks to unravel 40 years of EU membership.
Police are investigating the death of a child in Aranui. Emergency services were called to a property in Bournemouth Cres about 7.51am.A police communications spokesman said police were attending...
Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia home in 2004 has been postponed until next year.
City councilors in the US state of Virginia have voted unanimously to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in Charlottesville.
A doctor jailed for indecently assaulting his patients faces further consequences for his crimes - deportation.
Quitline which helps New Zealanders to stop smoking, is a highly cost-effective way to improve health and saves the health system money, a study says.
An Islamist militant cell that used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against monuments or churches including the Sagrada Familia, it's been revealed.