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The small town of Waihola, south of Dunedin, has upgraded the safety of its lakeside children's playground.
Eight young men and women pitted their skills against each other in Bannockburn recently, for the title of Young Viticulturist of the Year.
About 800 birds were on show at the 135th Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society Show over the weekend.
A travelling Dutchman has finally completed the last leg of a ''100,000km journey across the world, in an electric car''.
Celebrity chef George Calombaris has been dumped from a tourism campaign after he was fined for ripping off restaurant workers almost $8 million.
A Waikouaiti woman says she feared being deported back to the UK after officials in Brisbane couldn't read her electronic visa.
Canadian authorities are asking the public to "remain vigilant" after the highway murder of Australian tourist Lucas Fowler and his US girlfriend and the disappearance of two teenagers.
The government is to establish a firearms register and make major changes to the licensing regime, in the second phase of gun law reforms.
Hundreds of rat baits will be placed across Sydney in response to a rise in the rodent population across the city.
A refugee mother was reduced to tears by a random act of kindness during a grocery shopping trip in Dunedin.
A man with links to Christchurch has admitted taking millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a multi-billion dollar scandal that threatened to bankrupt the poor African nation of Mozambique.
Inmates used makeshift weapons to "target sex offenders" in an ongoing riot that has left at least six people injured at a juvenile justice centre on New South Wales' Central Coast.
Murders in Mexico jumped in the first half of the year to the highest on record, according to official data, underscoring the vast challenges President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces in reducing violence in the country.
Blazes in central Portugal reached houses, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the flames.