The death of a two-day-old girl has prompted hospital staff to change their care of mothers breast-feeding in bed, a coroner's inquest has heard.
Smoking on city streets significantly increases the amount of dangerous fine particulates in the air, according to new Otago University research.
A man hit by a passenger train in Mt Eden this morning is believed to have been listening to an iPod and ignoring the barrier arms.
Kiwi Word War Two veterans have attended an emotional unveiling of a Bomber Command memorial in London.
A tramper has been rescued from the Hunua Ranges near Auckland with concussion and deep cuts to his head just days after another man survived a four-day ordeal in the area.
A dog that killed a kitten and attacked a boy has escaped the death penalty for a second time, to the relief of its owner - and the boy's family.
SkyCity worker Tuni Parata has won the right to keep her Bible with her at work following a meeting with her bosses today.
Viewer complaints over screenings of female nudity and fighting have been rejected by television authorities as unfounded.
Embattled education minister Hekia Parata helped evacuate an apartment block beside a Wellington political landmark overnight.
A coroner has called for more boundary fences between houses, after an inquest into the death of an 18-month-old boy who was run over and killed while playing on an Auckland driveway.
A fatal helicopter crash in Bluff Harbour was probably caused by student pilot error, an investigation has found.
The five-year-old boy killed while playing near a stack of logs on the grounds of a Motueka school last night was Glen Eric Takaro Temiha-Barlow.
Internationally renowned opera singer Dame Malvina Major is saying goodbye to earthquakes and her Christchurch house to take up a position in her home town.
A mother ran naked into the street with a daughter under each arm after her house caught fire while she was having a shower.
The 23-year-old man, shot dead in a hunting accident near Wanaka this morning, has been named as Dougal Disston Standford Fyfe.
A man who was in an arranged marriage that was never consummated has had his application to appeal assault charges against him by his wife turned down by the court.
Rough weather and strong swells around the Astrolabe Reef have caused oil previously trapped under Rena to leak.
An Arrowtown man whose daughter's feet blistered and swelled to double their usual size, after she scorched them on sun-heated tiles, is shocked the house he built caused the accident.
Local residents and anti-mining group Coromandel Watchdog today blocked Newmont staff from entering forestry and conservation land in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames and then escorted them from the valley.
A fisherman stung by a stingray while catching fish on Motutapu Island last night received hospital treatment for an injury to his ankle.