Same-sex couples in South Australia can now legally adopt children, as changes to adoption legislation come into effect.
Cadbury factory workers and their union are vowing to fight to keep the business open.
Ten houses destroyed in the Port Hills fire could have been saved had firefighters not been sent home at the start of the blaze, union bosses say.
President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the job.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull paid tribute to former SAS member Steven Askin, who died when his helicopter crashed fighting the Port Hills fires.
A Maori-themed online gambling game has been withdrawn by its Czech creators after protests that it breached Maori intellectual property.
Two brothers and one of their wives died in an empty water tank on a NSW property after being overcome by fumes.
A van and a car crashed in North Dunedin today.
A car was badly damaged after it hit a power pole in Dunedin early this morning.
A passenger was injured after being "ejected" from a car in Dunedin today.
The Dunedin cleaner who killed his boss in a brutal hammer attack was today jailed for at least 12 years.
US President Donald Trump will replace his executive order suspending travel from seven Muslim-majority countries "in the near future," according to a Justice Department court filing.
A Nasa spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet Ceres that orbits between Mars and Jupiter.
E tū says it does not accept a media ban on Cadbury workers, as the company which owns the Dunedin factory denies such a ban is in place.
In light of issues at McLean Park, the Napier City Council has said delaying a returfing of the grounds slated for this year was "not ideal".
A suicide bomber has attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation...
The Civil Defence Minister says communication problems in this week's devasting Port Hills wildfires has highlighted the need for changes in the law governing emergencies.
Helicopters are surveying fresh damage across the charred and smouldering Port Hills as the deadly fires continue to burn for a fifth day.
Former All Black Dan Carter has apologised for drink-driving, saying he made a "massive error of judgment".
Simon Grace cannot contain his emotion when he relays the story of his family home, razed to the cinder block foundations in the Port Hills fire this week.