As China prepares to host the G20 summit, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces scrutiny over Australia's investment policies.
The leaders of the euro zone's biggest economies have held talks in the aftermath of Britain's shock decision to leave the EU.
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.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, his daughter says.
Suspected militants have stormed the Kabul campus of the American University of Afghanistan, with some students jumping from second floor windows to escape the gunfire and explosions, witnesses and officials say.
French Muslims are concerned decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatisation.
A person from Gisborne has become the country's latest millionaire after winning big in last night's Lotto draw.
A proud father who shared photos of his young daughter after she shot her first deer has been called "sadistic" for allowing her to taste the animal's raw heart.
A New Zealander has died in a jet-ski accident in Western Australia.
SPCA Otago has launched an investigation after five newborn puppies were dumped in Dunedin.
Dunedin's largest primary school is being told to review its procedures after a mother accused it of negligence over the treatment of her 6-year-old son.
The Government has been accused of avoiding its responsibilities after research showed homelessness rates in Dunedin have increased by 70% since 2001.
The University of Otago has dropped in an annual list of the world's top universities.
Mercy Hospital is performing cardiac surgery for Dunedin Hospital.
Academics facing an uncertain future in the United Kingdom appear to be eyeing positions at the University of Otago.
The owners of Larnach Castle are hoping the discovery of half a bookcase in Christchurch may lead them to the other half of what is a piece of the castle's original furniture.
Prof Sir Alan Mark says the Havelock North water contamination crisis is a ''major wake-up call'' about the need for more sustainable agriculture and better protection of drinking water.
People should move beyond mere tolerance and try to understand more about others with different faiths and cultures, an Islamic scholar says
A teenager has been arrested and charged with the attempted knifepoint robbery of Highgate Dairy, in Dunedin, earlier this month.
University of Otago staff and students yesterday protested against proposed cuts to what many called ''the critic and conscience of society''.