British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead in the opinion polls has narrowed after her Conservatives and the Labour opposition published their policy plans this week.
US President Donald Trump sealed a big arms deal with Saudi Arabia on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI.
Police have begun a homicide investigation after finding a man's body at an Auckland property.
Roads throughout the South remain icy and dangerous after a big snow dump, and motorists should drive with caution.
Researchers have begun investigating how some New Zealand communities could be pulled back from hazard zones in the face of flooding driven by climate change and sea level rise.
A Dunedin man who was "just doing what I had to do'' will be publicly acknowledged for his bravery.
A debate has flared up again whether cost is a major factor in smokers deciding to quit.
Work is well under way on the first new facility at SPCA Otago's Opoho site, chief executive Sophie McSkimming says.
A Dunedin woman's two-month adventure on a sailing ship from Cape Horn to Cape Town will be the focus of a talk at Quarantine Island.
Two Dunedin women are set to speak in Parliament to further press for a national inquiry into the country's mental health system.
For most people, collecting for charity the day after they finish six months of cancer treatment would not be top of their list, but 11-year-old Hannah Jones is not most people.
More than 20 bosses from around Dunedin are getting ready to abseil off Forsyth Barr Stadium next month for charity.
The 37th annual Star Regent Theatre 24-hour book sale offers plenty of choice for sports fans this year.
The 100th year of the New Zealand Nurses Memorial Fund will be celebrated in Dunedin with a special function in July.
A new $100,000 scholarship will help support young Maori to get into top global universities.
A 60-year-old "good Samaritan" died after reportedly trying to stop a fight where a young man was being beaten up.
Syrian rebels began to leave the last opposition-held district of Homs city under an evacuation deal.
With royalty as in-laws and a reality TV star rumoured to be the best man, Pippa Middleton is rumoured to have the wedding of the year.
Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries have discussed the changing global trade landscape after US President Donald Trump upended the old order with an "America First" policy.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce is talking down expectations of a windfall for voters next week's Budget.