Africa's elephant population fell around 20% between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, new conservation report shows.
Hundreds of top scientists warned against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's vow to pull the United States out of the Paris climate-warming accord if elected in November.
Australians who have been on welfare for long periods could soon see an overhaul of their payments under changes to be called for by the federal government.
Comment: Helen Clark did not lightly enter the contest to become the UN Secretary-General and she is not going to quit lightly, NZ Herald political editor Audrey Young writes.
Bosnian Serbs have voted overwhelmingly to keep their national holiday in a referendum held despite ethnically divided Bosnia's highest court ruling it illegal.
Five million brightly coloured plastic bottle tops have been laid out on a Mediterranean island, spelling the word "HELP" in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution.
Hillary Clinton will press Donald Trump to provide more specifics on his policies in their presidential debate, her top aides say, ahead of a face-off that could set US television audience records.
Britain's Prince George just wasn't going to be charmed by Canadian leader Justin Trudeau.
Investigators are working to determine what led a gunman to open fire and kill five people in a department store at a Washington state mall, following the arrest of a 20-year-old suspect in the rampage.
The search will continue today for an Auckland teenager missing in the Coromandel after attending a party at the weekend.
The US has accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria as warplanes supporting government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow, saying ending the five-year civil war was almost "impossible".
Two crashes have caused havoc on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this morning, blocking traffic in both directions.
Rain that lashed much of the country over the weekend, closing roads, stranding cars, causing slips, and flooding garages is expected to continue this week.
The return of the first royal albatross to Taiaroa Head for the new breeding season has prompted a call for the city’s churches, schools and buildings to ring their bells at 1pm today.
Police shut down a large party at a student flat in Pitt St, in Dunedin, last night following complaints from neighbours about excessive noise.
Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in Auckland on Saturday.
A woman was trapped in her car with a broken leg and three others were also injured in a crash involving two cars and a petrol tanker near Dunedin on Saturday night.
Some southern mayors are claiming victory after reforms said to threaten the fabric of local government were placed on the back-burner.
It started on a whim and ended with a barrage of rainbow-coloured corn starch.
It was puppy love at first sight for three young girls and one smoochy pooch in Dunedin yesterday.