A temporary accommodation service has been set up to help Edgecumbe residents affected by the town's recent flooding disaster.
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake has struck in Hawke's Bay, 25km south of Hastings.
A mother and daughter have died in a sauna after the door handle came off and trapped them inside for 90 minutes.
Students at a University of Otago residential college will get a chance to farewell one of their own at a private ceremony tomorrow.
A Christchurch mall has been evacuated after a fire in a commercial oven.
A 30-metre weave of cobweb that blanketed part of the Bay of Plenty during the weekend is a natural phenomenon known as "spider bum parachutes".
Destiny Church has opened up its doors to patched gang members.
Developers of a new app that allows users to buy ''time'' rather than data believe it could change the way we top up our phones.
A Serbian man with New Zealand citizenship has been arrested after a police raid found more than 300 cannabis plants in a house in Ireland.
The RSPCA says whoever took three koala joeys from a Brisbane wildlife carer's home could face animal cruelty charges.
Tony Abbott is pleased the Safe School programme has been ditched and says it was never about anti-bullying but about social engineering.
Police are trying to determine the circumstances around the death of an elderly wheelchair-bound woman who fell into an Adelaide pond.
Iraqi police accused Islamic State of using chemical weapons against their forces in Mosul, but said that had not stopped them making new ground towards the militants' last stronghold in the city.
A 5-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries at a rotating restaurant atop a skyscraper in downtown Atlanta when his head became lodged between a stationary wall and a table affixed to the slow-moving floor.
Cleveland police were searching for a suspect they said broadcast video of himself on Facebook killing a person and claiming that he had murdered others.
President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result.
Police have charged a 22-year-old man with the murder of mum-of-two Chozyn Koroheke on April 6.
A 15-year-old was behind the wheel during a dramatic crash of a stolen car in Wainuiomata.
The Government has signed off on an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit after safety concerns about a proposal to scrap them.
Cargill Enterprises employs more than 80 people with disabilities, offering a wide range of goods and services. There's also an important byproduct. It's called self-esteem, writes Shane Gilchrist.