Churches across the world are joining a Helsinki parish in ringing their bells daily to commemorate civilians killed in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo.
A bottom-dwelling, mud-grubbing, armoured fish that swam in tropical seas 423 million years ago is fundamentally changing the understanding of the evolution of an indisputably indispensable anatomical feature: the jaw.
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English cancelled a meeting with two senior Hong Kong democracy supporters this week on advice from his foreign office, he said on Friday, underscoring a delicate relationship with China.
US presidential campaign tensions seeped into a high-profile charity dinner as Donald Trump joked about sending Hillary Clinton to prison and she alluded to Trump's statements about women.
Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report has said.
Auckland Council and its contractors have been ordered to pay $255,000 in fines and reparations over the death of a 19-year-old woman.
Honduras' Congress approved a law to prevent drug trafficking money being used to finance political campaigns in the poor Central American nation blighted by gang violence.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected reports that elite New Zealand troops are playing a combat role in northern Iraq.
A woman was seriously injured when she fell from a balcony in Dunedin last night.
Landlords of several flats on Castle St have found themselves in hot water following an investigation into rental housing standards.
A young woman found dead in the Waikato River has been described as "beautiful", "sassy" and "stubborn".
Queenstown has been named the top holiday destination in Australasia, including the South Pacific, at the 2016 World Travel Awards.
Two students could have died after they got separated from their outdoor education group in icy conditions on Mt Tongariro yesterday, police say.
A fire at a vineyard near Nelson has closed part of State Highway 60, the Appleby Highway.
A 28-year-old man was taken into police custody yesterday after a search of a bush area in East Otago.
Some City Rise schools have warned pupils and their families about the presence of a child sex offender released into the community recently.
The state of neglect in Aurora’s electricity network has the potential to kill Dunedin residents and leave the city with a power crisis, a former Delta employee says.
The DCC's committee appointments may be in for a change before they have even been approved, after Cr Lee Vandervis refused a role then realised it could have been ''acceptable''.
Otago Polytechnic third-year fashion design students (front to back) Hana Hoskins (23), Eilish Lie-Olesen (21) and Rachel Kelly (20) check their creations yesterday.
Recent developments at the Otago Museum have been "transformational", award-winning Dunedin writer and conservationist Neville Peat said on Wednesday.