Republican U.S. senators John McCain and Marco Rubio won their party's nominations to seek re-election in Arizona and Florida in November, as both of the high profile politicians saw off insurgent...
Gabon is braced for an election result that looks likely to be hotly disputed between bitter rivals President Ali Bongo and his main challenger Jean Ping.
National MP Maurice Williamson has been given a diplomatic posting in Los Angeles but will not leave until next year to avoid the need for a byelection.
Auckland police have shut down a large dealing network of cocaine and methamphetamine today, concluding a three-phase investigation over several months.
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he plans to meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hours before outlining his proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration.
Labour is apparently close to endorsing a tax on sugary drinks. with health spokeswoman Annette King saying there is growing evidence and support for such a measure.
Two washing machines which had been recalled have exploded in Waikato this week.
James Rolleston has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility.
A long-time campaigner against the pesticide 1080 has persuaded a council to add more cautionary details to warning signs used during aerial bait drops.
A national requirement for all water bodies to be swimmable all of the time is ``impractical'', Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Burglaries are the main reason behind an increase in reported crime in New Zealand over the last year.
The treatment of intellectually disabled men including restraint and seclusion met clinical standards, a Wellington High Court has been told.
A fast-growing brush fire has prompted the evacuation of roughly 700 people.
Spring arrives tomorrow and with it generous bundles of warmth and sunshine. But the new season won't be a welcome joy for everyone.
A curious radio signal is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers are taking a second look anyway.
A person has been treated by ambulance staff after their car collided with a stock truck in East Taieri this morning.
Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to...
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule has apologised to the people of Havelock North over contaminated water which has made more than 5000 ill.
Some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions, the Italian coastguard said.
A rural Northland road went into lockdown for three hours as police searched for a man who went on the run after a firearm was allegedly brandished at another vehicle. The Armed Offenders Squad were...