The world's first Te Reo Maori speaking dolls have proved an instant hit among Kiwis with the product racing out the doors.
Thousands of Muscovites are protesting in Russia against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from Soviet-era apartment blocks.
While more countries are accepting same-sex relations, homophobic violence and abuse is rife, a global rights report says.
Australia appears to have escaped largely unscathed after a massive ransomware worm hit thousands of computer systems around the world.
Mike King has stepped down from his post on New Zealand's suicide prevention panel, saying the Government's draft plan to prevent suicide is "deeply flawed".
It's time to find those gloves, with icy temperatures plunging into single digits, the possibility of snow, and wind-chill that could stress livestock this week.
Landlords are threatening to push up rents in reaction to Labour's new rental sector tax policy change.
More than 2000 rebels and their family members have reportedly left the devastated district of Qaboun on the edge of the Syrian capital Damascus after more than two months of aerial strikes and artillery shelling.
Prime Minister Theresa May is to pledge to extend British workers' rights in the workplace and the boardroom, part of a push to win over traditional working class supporters of the opposition Labour Party in next month's election.
Emmanuel Macron has taken power as president of France, vowing to restore the country's status in Europe and the world and heal divisions in society.
US and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe at the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools.
New Zealanders who fall victim to a global ransomware attack either have to pay the ransom or throw away their computers, NZ Tech has warned.
False hope is driving claims medicinal cannabis is the "magic pill'' for chronic pain and doctors should not prescribe it just because they can, an Australian pain specialist warns.
What do you need to become a true Kiwi? A love of the outdoors, a passion for rugby, a way with No 8 wire?
An awareness campaign fronted by New Zealand sports stars that encourages families to make small changes to help tackle childhood obesity is returning.
The importance of being open to change, and not afraid of the uncertainty generated by an increasing rate of change, was the message to university graduates on Saturday.
This year's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival was like a ''lovely endurance marathon'', festival programme director Claire Finlayson says.
As world leaders gather in Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum, a new spirit of international co-operation, ODT's Chris Morris reports.
A Dunedin man says finding his car vandalised after taking his partner to hospital was ''the last thing'' he needed.
Olivia Gee (10), of Waldronville, watches a layout at the Dunedin Model Train Show yesterday.