A Hastings beggar has been convicted of fraud after he claimed to be homeless when he was not.
Kiwi beer brand DB Export is recycling its used bottles to make a man-made sand - an effort the company hopes will help preserve our beaches.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical groups to tell them to have an ``open mind'' about prescribing cannabis products for patients.
A Kiwi teenager has spoken out about her school's decision to allow a transgender student to use the girls' bathrooms, saying her rights were overlooked.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has unveiled the first social bond pilot - to support getting people with moderate mental health problems back into the workforce - in a pitch to the...
A Warriors' team fishing trip turned into a dramatic rescue mission when the players rushed to the aid of a young man who went missing in the water off an Auckland beach.
Canadian border authorities have created a temporary refugee centre to process a growing number of asylum seekers crossing from the United States.
Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised...
The arrival of a thank you card from Kensington Palace is bound to excite any royal fan, but they may find themselves a little disappointed with their missive from William and Kate.
Catastrophic engine failure just after take-off may have caused a charter plane carrying five people to crash into a Melbourne direct factory outlet and explode, police believe.
A man is in police custody after an attack in Taieri Mouth where another man's hand was injured after being cut with a machete.
A Chinese tourist has pleaded guilty to careless driving which caused a traumatic brain injury to a Canadian cyclist.
Dan Carter has been dropped as a brand ambassador for Land Rover following his drink driving incident in France last week.
Colombian authorities suspect Marxist ELN rebels are behind a bomb attack near Bogota's bullring.
Russia's combative ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died suddenly in New York on the eve of his 65th birthday.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called for an inquiry into the entire Kim Dotcom saga to give taxpayers answers about how the affair became a plague on government institutions.
Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine and nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July, a government official says.
US President Donald Trump has picked Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster to be his new national security adviser, again turning to the military to play a central role on his foreign policy team.
More cordons will be lifted today on roads closed by the Port Hills wildfires.
Renewed protests against Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies.