Rescuers have been forming human chains to help refloat hundreds of whales which have beached themselves in New Zealand.Read the full story ›
The woman who raised the alarm said the scenes were 'utterly heartbreaking', as around 300 have died.Read the full story ›
The bus was carrying 15 tourists, believed to be in their 60s, when it crashed 10 metres down a bank into a stream.Read the full story ›
The pair sparked a massive search and rescue operation after disappearing on their catamaran 27 days ago.Read the full story ›
Revellers in Auckland, New Zealand, have celebrated the beginning of 2017 with a huge fireworks display in the city centre.
The city's famous landmark, the Sky Tower, was lit up with a countdown clock as people waited in the dark for the clock to strike midnight.
The finance minister will be sworn in as the country's 39th prime minister after the surprise resignation of John Key.Read the full story ›
The mistake was down to facial recognition software on a computer - but Richard Lee says he is not taking it personally.Read the full story ›
In the unexpected announcement on Monday, Mr Key said it was the "right time" to leave politics.Read the full story ›
One person is still missing after the chartered fishing boat got into trouble in bad weather off the coast of Auckland.Read the full story ›
A tsunami of up to 4.5 feet (1.4 metres) has struck the coast of Japan, hitting the same region devastated by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.
The tsunami hit the coast around Sendai, about 45 miles (70km) north of Fukushima, with smaller waves hitting ports elsewhere along the coast.
"We saw high waves but nothing that went over the tidal barriers," a man in the city of Iwaki told NTV television network, following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said the tsunami threat had now largely passed.
"Sea level fluctuations may continue along some coasts of Japan over the next few hours," it said.