Otago's albatross colonies are all set for a bumper breeding season this year, with 17 of 27 eggs already safely hatched.
An update on the markets for January 28, 2015.
For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the Auschwitz-Birkenau 70 years after its liberation, to urge the world never to forget.
A 10-year project to save and restore three historic huts in Antarctica has finally been finished.
With the Black Caps having already wrapped up the series, tomorrow's final match against Sri Lanka is a dead rubber.
Deflate-gate continues to hang over next Monday's Super Bowl.
Yesterday it was Rafael Nadal, today it's Venus Williams, as the big names continue to fall at the Australian Open.
A study of 3000 elderly people in the US has shown a link between some common medicines and Alzheimer's and dementia.
Authorities and meteorologists are defending their decision to shut down New York after the expected monster snowstorm turned out to be a fizzer.
For many it's made the return to the office more difficult, and now the spell of dry sunny days is making life harder for some who work the land.
While Prime Minister John Key's speech was loaded with detail, Labour Party leader Andrew Little's was light.
The Prime Minister has outlined the Government's plans for social housing, but Opposition parties say it won't fix the problem.
Holden Racing Team (HRT) have revealed a unique, all-black HRT Commodore for its 25th anniversary and are hoping they can celebrate the milestone all season long.
Batting coach Craig McMillan has squashed a theory that captain Brendon McCullum must rein in his blazing approach at the top of the New Zealand innings.
In his State of the Nation speech in Auckland this afternoon, Prime Minister John Key laid out sweeping changes to the state housing sector.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, the self-described quiet man of the NFL, stole the show at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, but his act got mixed reviews.
Sam Smith's reps say the writers of 'Stay With Me' had never, ever heard Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' before.
Wellington Phoenix manager Ernie Merrick has slammed the state of his side's training pitches after Manny Muscat suffered an injury scare standing in a pothole.
The blaze near Flock Hill Station in Canterbury is now 80 percent contained, but fire crews aren't taking any risks.
The former head of Auckland's Heart of the City has admitted four charges of tax evasion.
Small businesses and job growth will be the Labour Party's top priority for the next two years, as it focuses on increasing wages and reducing poverty.
Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the English League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.
The US Secret Service is continuing to investigate after a small drone crash landed at the White House on Monday.
NZIER says with the economy humming along and Auckland house prices skyrocketing, on balance interest rates are about right as they are.
US President Barack Obama has cancelled a visit to the Taj Mahal to make an unscheduled trip to Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister John Key has defended his Government's record on supporting the arts, following a stinging attack from acclaimed Kiwi author Eleanor Catton.
Kiwi scientists are about to search for humpback and blue whales to find out more about the biggest predators of the sea.
This reboot stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.
Blanket driving bans have been lifted and limited New York public transport is to reopen after a fierce snowstorm.
Andrew Little outline the Labour Party's top priorities over the next two year in his State of the Nation speech.
Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Andy Murray extinguished the last of the local hopes during a blustery quarterfinal at the Australian Open.
Firefighters will today launch a ground attack on the largest fire of the summer which has been burning for almost two days.
Final preparations are being made for a six-week Antarctic voyage by scientists hoping to discover more about the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean.
Eleanor Catton says she's struggled with being an ambassador for NZ because she doesn't think the country is doing as much as it could to support the literary arts.
An update on the markets for January 27, 2015.
Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail has reportedly been left 'traumatised' following a supernatural experience in a Christchurch hotel room.
Black Caps all-rounder Corey Anderson admits he's been working on his death bowling ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup.
A ceremony to mark 70 years since Russian forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp from Nazi control was held at Auckland Museum today.
Wellington residents in the suburb of Strathmore are still none the wiser about what caused a mysterious bang there last night.
With a dozen All Blacks in their 30s come September's World Cup, managing players' bodies is incredibly important this season.
Efforts to save a rare native bird got a boost today with the release of flock of them onto an island in the Hauraki Gulf.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been widely mocked after making Prince Philip a Knight of Australia, with even his own MPs questioning his judgement.
Australian golfer Robert Allenby reportedly ran up a bar tab of NZ$4500 at a Honolulu strip club the night he claims he was attacked.
World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has been sensationally sent packing by Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Hundreds marked Holocaust Remembrance Day in Wellington, and while survivor numbers are dwindling, new generations are eager to learn the history.
Invercargill's infamous cat lady will have to pick her three favourite felines and get rid of the other 25 or so, after being found guilty of breaching a council bylaw.
The "city that never sleeps" has become a ghost town, with transport and businesses shut down and residents rushing home to shelter from a severe blizzard.
John Key and Andrew Little are both poised to deliver keynote speeches tomorrow, but Mr Key has got in first, setting the agenda with the issue closest to everyone's heart AAA housing, selling off the ones the state owns.
A huge high-country fire near Arthur's Pass that tripled in size overnight is still burning, but firefighters are slowly bringing it under control.
Maria Sharapova has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, beating Eugenie Bouchard at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
Police investigating the cause of a large scrub fire in Canterbury want to speak with two cyclists captured on a motorist's dash cam footage.
Techland's parkour zombie game Dying Light is out this week - here's the launch trailer.
A pilot who realised he had run out of fuel near Hawaii has managed to land his plane with the help of a parachute.
Rural fire crews are considering all possible options as a massive scrub fire burns through a high-country station in Canterbury and temperatures creep up.
The NFL is reportedly looking intently at a New England locker room attendant as it probes improperly inflated footballs used by the Patriots.
Cricket fans will be spending nine hours a day sitting outdoors during the World Cup, so need to make sure they're not only covering up, but that their sunscreen is up to scratch.
Politics lecturer Bryce Edwards says much of the media's attention in 2015 is likely to be on Andrew Little's attempt to rebuild the struggling Labour Party.
College teams in the US have used their maths, science and engineering skills to develop hands-free, automated snow plows.
The kiwi dollar hit a new three-year low amid speculation the Reserve Bank will remove the prospect of higher interest rates.