US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says.
Traffic is backed up for several kilometres on Auckland's Southern Motorway following a crash.
The Book Council says it is becoming increasingly alarmed at the literacy rate of New Zealand adults and children.
A community-led campaign in Northland wants to lift women out of 'period poverty', one cup at a time.
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Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning.
Scrapping a sanction against some solo mums will cost more than $100 million over four years, and it could be much more if it encourages more mums not to name the baby's father, officials say.
Danish prosecutors have charged inventor Peter Madsen with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall and will attempt to have him jailed for life.
The Government is poised to make a decision in the next few weeks on how it will proceed with an inquiry to the abuse of children in state care. Former state wards who were victims of abuse presented… Audio
Many families in small rural communities can't afford to buy sanitary items, like pads and tampons, so there's a campaign in Northland to encourage women to switch to reusable silicone menstrual cups.
The National Party leader Bill English says the government's plan to set up an inquiry into the abuse of children in state care may detract from work needed in the sector. Audio
The fishing industry says its up to them to ensure New Zealand has a good reputation for ethically caught fish, not the government. Audio
The Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says New Zealand legs behind other parts of the world when it comes to waste management. Audio
Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury as part of the inquiry into Russian collusion, US media report.
The Catholic Church is disappointed a Government inquiry into state abuse of children may not expand to include faith-based institutions, including itself.
A logging worker unfairly sacked just months after going off the benefit has been awarded more than $12,000.
Workers' optimism about their job prospects is at the highest level since the global financial crisis, but businesses are gloomier about the economic outlook, according to two new surveys.
Some boaties speeding around the Marlborough Sounds are paying a price this summer, with maritime officers trialing water speed guns in the region. Audio
The Catholic Church in New Zealand and abuse survivors are upset the goverment may not be expanding an inquiry into abuse of children in state care to include faith-based institutions. Audio
On the streets of central Auckland, there was a mix of optimism and caution regarding business confidence. Audio
Dunedin police are searching for a motorist who hit a cyclist in what appears to be an incident of road rage in the central city.
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