New Zealand is set to rid of its racist place names in the South Island.
The death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province has passed 100, with one person still missing.
Time Magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump its person of the year, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the New York businessman's election campaign and victory.
Pakistan on Thursday mourned the 47 victims of its deadliest plane crash in four years, among them a famed-rockstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, two infants and three foreigners, as officials sought...
Cat owners in WA are being urged to volunteer their pets for blood donations to help with high demand for feline transfusions.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, has accepted US President-elect Donald Trump's nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Retirement Commissioner has released a new set of KiwiSaver recommendations today, which they believe could make "a significant difference'' to New Zealanders' balances and retirement outcomes.
Prisoners have been subjected to degrading treatment, including being filmed while strip searched, bullied and victimised by other prisoners, and sleeping in "deplorable'' accommodation, a watchdog has found.
Perth must more than double the amount of drinking water it supplies to its growing population by 2050 or face a shortage, according to a new report.
Income tax cuts are on hold as the government says "responding to the earthquakes and reducing debt are currently of higher priority", although election year tax sweeteners remain possible.
Parents of children at Carisbrook Heights say they have lost all trust in the school after being told it will close for good at the end of the year because of falling rolls.
Bill English will become Prime Minister after his competitors withdrew from the race.
It's been the year from hell according to some, but an eventful 2016 has also delivered us plenty of quotable quotes.
All Blacks tests would have to be broadcast on free-to-air television under a proposed law change to be debated by Parliament.
Charter school pass rates are out of line with state schools, a report has revealed.
Remi Lesueur sent in these images from the Dunedin Santa Run which took place along Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Drive on Wednesday night.
A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected after facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.
Police put the public in danger when they repeatedly crashed into a car to stop it during a chase last year.
It's amazing how quickly news agencies jump onto a story and take a side. Gone are the days of good old fact checking and staying on the fence.
As and avid runner, mountain biker, walker and tramper I have made increasing use of the myriad tracks developed recently by the Dunedin Mountain Bike Club.