Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is under pressure over same-sex marriage as parliament resumes for the first time since a poor showing by his coalition government in elections.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has had coffee and a chat with one of the men she blames for her three-year jail sentence.
The United States has accused the European Union of grabbing revenue intended for US coffers when it ordered Apple to pay billions in back taxes.
Australia has released what the government says is the world's first ever how-to-guide for combating radical Islamist propaganda in southeast Asia.
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.
Another political party has called for a tourist tax to help fund conservation.
The owner of a Kaitaia backpackers' lodge has pleaded guilty to all 42 charges of making and possessing intimate visual recordings of male guests.
A toddler was rushed to hospital after swallowing several Panadol tablets he'd found in his mother's bedroom.
About 20,000 people spent almost an hour hurling tomatoes at each other until the narrow street that is home to the festival ran red with pulp.
As the country welcomes spring with fine weather in many places today, indications point to warmer-than-average conditions over the next three months.
Pat Brittenden and Dene MacKenzie discuss new University of Otago research suggesting that targeting pre-schoolers in television advertising promotes tensions in families.
District health boards have recorded budget shortfalls totalling $54 million - something Labour says shows the increasing stress placed on the health system.
Pat Brittenden and Dene MacKenzie discuss Ireland’s deal with Apple to pay 0.005% business tax instead of the normal 12.5%. The European Union says the tech giant must pay Ireland $NZ20 billion in...
Dene MacKenzie and Pat Brittenden discuss the proposed hospital Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
The Australian consumer watchdog is suing the Australian arm of world No 2 carmaker Volkswagen for intentionally selling more than 57,000 vehicles with software which lied about levels...
Convicted wife killer Colin Bouwer has spent time in hospital for his as-yet undisclosed health issues, a parole board decision reveals.
A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a truck on the North-Western motorway in Auckland.
Officers were justified in the shooting of Slovakian man Daniel Cerven in a central Auckland park in 2015, the Independent Police Conduct Association has found.
Germany has reassured Italy that Europe would help the country after last week's deadly earthquake, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying solutions could be found to overcome budget restrictions.
A 14-year-old girl is in hospital after crashing a stolen car into a lamp post in Hamilton's CBD.