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One of New Zealand's most senior Catholic clergy has clashed with abuse victims over his claim bishops have no powers to remove predatory members of religious orders from their dioceses.
New Zealand firefighters are on high alert this evening as they battle blazes in Tasmania during one of the worst days of the fire season so far.
Analysis - Venezuela is lurching dangerously into internal conflict and the US is backing opposition leader Juan Guaidó's claim to interim presidency of the troubled nation. Michael Hall looks at how…
The Catholic Church has set up a new body to liaise with the Royal Commission's abuse inquiry, but its make-up has raised questions over its capacity to deliver truth.
A UFO organisation with links to the Chilean government is investigating eight reports of strange phenomena across New Zealand skies this year and says sightings are increasing. Video
A veteran midwife has questioned a stem-cell harvesting scheme from umbilical cord blood, after a new report showing delayed cord clamping benefits babies' brains.
A health expert is warning the government would be negligent if it did not investigate the use of a pesticide banned by France after dozens of reported incidents of intoxication.
A sexual abuse survivors' advocate says she can no longer refer people to the Catholic Church's body for dealing with complaints, saying it is dangerously incapable of dealing with victims.