Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will replace National’s targets for social outcomes with Labour’s own rather than abandon targets altogether.
Dunedin police are appealing to the public for help to find a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing from Palmerston.
Women need more support to breastfeed when they return to work - and employers need better education about the law, according to a new study.
At least 12 people have been injured after rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers in central Japan and an avalanche soon after engulfed about a dozen others.
A ministerial inquiry into mental health will have a broad mandate to make recommendations where "nothing is off the table", Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
US comedian Bill Cosby has performed his first stand-up gig since being swept up in sex scandals, joking in Philadelphia about his blindness and fuelling criticism on social media.
Seismic activity in Christchurch rumbles on - seven years after two destructive earthquakes shook the region.
Rocket Lab is aiming to send more rockets into space next year than the United States.
Neil Diamond has axed his upcoming New Zealand shows and is retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
A "third-world approach" to the installation of fibre could be partly why Dunedin residents do not feature among the heaviest internet users in New Zealand, Animation Research Ltd chief executive Ian Taylor says.
A big snow dump has blanketed the Japanese capital of Tokyo, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels and causing delays in the city.
Intel Corp says patches it released to address two high-profile security vulnerabilities in its chips are faulty, advising customers, computer makers and cloud providers to stop installing them.
Sydney detectives are fed up with daredevils risking their lives in a new "rooftopping" craze, warning they'll take action against anyone illegally accessing high-rise buildings.
Motorists were stranded in swamped vehicles and more than a dozen homes were awash after a storm cell unleashed a torrent of rain on an Auckland suburb this morning.
The bodies of two people who died when fire ripped through a South Dunedin house yesterday morning are expected to be removed today, police say.
Well-known New Zealand actor and sex offender Lee Rene Naufahu has been sentenced to one year of home detention for indecently assaulting female students.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee.
Congress has voted to end a three-day US government shutdown, approving another short-term funding bill.
The Labour-led Government's offer to take 150 asylum seekers is being blamed for an escalation in people-smuggling operations.
A large wildfire which was threatening electricity supply to Southland's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is under control.