Pauline Hanson has used the brutal death of a backpacker in Queensland to again call for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
French Muslims are concerned decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatisation.
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.
Government agencies will identify criminals with real-time information including facial recognition and fingerprints - no longer relying on name-based records.
Police are speaking to a Frenchman over the brutal stabbing of British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung in Australia.
Police have arrested a man and recovered items believed to have been stolen from houses in North Dunedin.
A complaint about a radio stunt alluding to prison rape has been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
A man hit by a car in Christchurch early this morning has died.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, his daughter says.
Afghan security forces have combed the American University in Kabul for suspected gunmen who might be still at large, after an attack on the compound that sent students fleeing in panic.
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.