Switzerland's attempt to clinch a sweeping treaty to put its ties with the European Union on firmer footing have run aground.
Submitters fear a new dual-use track on Mt Ruapehu will be crammed with downhill speeding cyclists and disadvantage walkers.
More than 100,000 Aucklanders look set to welcome home the victorious Team New Zealand on the waterfront, possibly on both sides of the harbour.
Mosgiel police are appealing for sightings of a man in a dark grey van after an incident involving a 15-year-old girl in Brighton.
Police and LandSAR teams have completed another day of searching for a fisherman missing since Sunday.
Police are investigating reports a man robbed a bank at gunpoint.
The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack, which the US thought likely.
Teacher aides and other school support staff have won Government agreement to start talks on pay equity, and early childhood teachers want to be next in the queue.
Former Labour MP Shane Jones is expected to announce that he will stand in Whangarei for NZ First.
A pen which claims to erase pain with a few clicks has drawn more criticism after coming under fire from New Zealand's consumer watchdog earlier this year.
Secret recordings made in National MP Todd Barclay's electorate office reportedly included discussion about "sex and drugs", it has been revealed.
Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer.
A truck driver in his 60s has critical leg injuries after his vehicle rolled over him while he was inspecting its brakes on Sydney's M1 Pacific Motorway.
A man arrested in relation to the shooting death of another man in northern NSW will be extradited from Queensland.
Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says Johnny Depp could be investigated for perjury after claims made in a Los Angeles lawsuit.
A Madrid judge has ordered the remains of surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in order to take DNA samples following a paternity claim by a woman.
HMD Global has revealed the first three Nokia smartphones to hit Australian shelves, each crafted from a single block of aluminium, with a starting cost of $259.
A senior Labour official has stood down over a botched intern scheme for 85 students from the UK and US.
The Corrections Minister has called the wedding of rapist and murderer Liam Reid and disgraced lawyer Davina Murray "disgraceful" and "revolting".