Firefighters are battling a massive house blaze in Auckland's suburb of New Lynn.
Local businesses are closed and many children have been kept home from school amidst uncertainty about where the armed man is.
A car bomb attack reportedly targeting a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey has killed eight police officers and injured even more.
Police are preparing for drunk offenders before the All Blacks' Test and urge the public to be careful.
A chocolate bath scene in the latest episode of Australia's The Bachelor was supposed to be romantic, but to many viewers it was anything but.
A 10-year-old girl has been pulled from the earthquake rubble in Italy after spending 17 hours trapped.
A Czech tramper who spent nearly a month alone in a DoC hut after her partner fell down a slope to his death built her own snowshoes to walk out of the Routeburn Track - but was beaten back.
A pig hunter from Taranaki has described how he ran for his life after being shot at by a man he believes was murder-accused Quinton Winders.
Angry residents of a small South Island town are protesting against the proposed closure of their last bank branch.
A few of the All Blacks took a break from their Bledisloe Cup preparations today to put some much needed smiles on some the faces of some young epilepsy sufferers and their families.
Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits criticism from ex-players "hurts" but concedes the team has to grin and bear it until their fortunes turn around.