Canadian officials have announced fresh sanctions on Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine, targeting 20 Russian politicians and Ukrainian separatist leaders as well as Russia's oil and gas sector.
A man was injured when a light aircraft crashed into a field this afternoon at Papakaio, near Oamaru.
A man is dead after going on a crayfishing trip.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drink driving almost three months after he was arrested.
A person has died and the motorcycle they were on caught fire in a crash in on State Highway 35 in the Cape Runaway area of the eastern Bay of Plenty.
Prime Minister John Key and family posed backstage with pop superstar Katy Perry after her sold-out show at the Vector Arena last night.
A senior defence chief in Australia says that country's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq are putting the terrorist group under immense pressure.
The World Pie Eating Championships have been declared null and void after an intern sent the pies to a divorce party instead, reports say.
Don Brash is calling for an independent inquiry into the conviction of Peter Ellis in the Christchurch Civic Creche case.
There's still no sign of a prisoner who escaped from Rimutaka Prison in Wellington.
Whangarei Harbour has escaped an oil spill.