The national exam board has received 170 complaints about a controversial year 11 Algebra exam which caused students to break down into tears.
Two African-American athletes sent home from the 1968 Olympic Games for their raised-fist protest on the medal podium, will receive a long-awaited moment of redemption at the White House this week.
A 65-year-old man who fell several metres and badly knocked his head on Saturday night was airlifted out of the ranges above Lake Christabel at the headwaters of the Grey River in a rescue operation lasting several hours.
A ``brazen'' burglar has allegedly been caught staring down the lens of a CCTV camera - and then stealing from the Auckland home anyway.
Plans to turn Mt Tarawera and the surrounding land and lake area into a world-class tourism venture are on the cards with a new partnership being formed between local Maori and government agencies.
A man has died of a suspected drowning in a pool at a five star resort in Rotorua.
A person has died after three pallets fell on them at rail and road freight company Toll New Zealand in Onehunga, Auckland.
Drug detection dogs patrolling domestic terminals are a step closer.
Indonesian police have arrested an alleged people smuggler who has targeted Australia since 1999, Indonesian and Australian authorities say.
New Zealand has demanded that Syria stop the bombing its own civilians - telling the UN Security Council Russia's support of the Assad regime is "destroying innocent lives".
As summer nears, Australian rural healthcare workers are being advised to be on alert for a deadly brain disease after the death of a baby boy in Townsville.
An exploding concrete pipe caused the creator of an epic Auckland home to go blind in one eye.
Attorney-General George Brandis is warning the legalisation of gay marriage could take years if there is no agreement on the plebiscite.
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.
Britain's Prince George just wasn't going to be charmed by Canadian leader Justin Trudeau.
Africa's elephant population fell around 20% between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, new conservation report shows.
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".