An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was found dead in the backyard of a Waikato property.
Police have named the five-year-old boy who was swept out to sea at Mount Maunganui, prompting a large search.
Turkey's parliament will debate military action against Islamic State jihadists threatening its border as Kurd fighters dig in to defend a key town.
The Australian Rugby Union's integrity unit is investigating an alleged in-flight incident involving Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale.
A new property price index reveals the asking price for homes has only inched up slightly in September - the fifth slow growth month in a row.
Girls actress and creator Lena Dunham has spoken about the shame she felt after being sexually assaulted in college.
The Ministry of Health says the risk of the deadly Ebola virus reaching New Zealand remains low following the first confirmed case in the United States.