The term "special needs" education is likely to be scrapped because of concerns it singles out students.
Police fabricated a traffic incident so they could arrest and question Quinton Winders about the death of stop-go worker George Taiaroa, his lawyer has claimed.
The woman who died after being hit while trying to warn motorists about an accident on State Highway 1 has been named as Medelina Muir.
A Government inquiry into the Havelock North gastro outbreak will consider improvements to water supply management across New Zealand.
A bus driver's spontaneous detour has come to a unplanned halt at a hairpin turn in Dunedin's Northeast Valley.
A Timaru meat worker convicted of beating his wife as she held their baby daughter will be deported.
Control of more than a million dollar in assets, including a whole forestry block, has been seized from a senior member of the Maketu Mongrel Mob.
A warm respite from the the cold snap earlier this month is in store as parts of the country experience subtropical weather.
A former teacher found guilty of physically assaulting a student has been banned from the profession over concerns he could strike again.
A person has died in a forestry incident this morning in rural Hawke's Bay.
A handcuffed prisoner is on the run after he bolted during treatment at Hawke's Bay District Hospital's emergency department.
A 22-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was repeatedly stabbed in a violent attack in South Auckland.
A 15-year-old with a plastic gun sparked an armed police call-out in Hamilton.
A child-sex offender will be moved from a neighbourhood after an outcry from nearby residents.
The lawyer of murder-accused Quinton Winders has accused police of fabricating a traffic incident to get Winders in for questioning on the death of George Taiaroa.
Change is afoot for Dunedin's night-time taxi users as a rank is trialled in the centre of the Octagon starting this week.
I'm in Vauxhall looking over the city, high in the sky I see a white object streaking across the sky around 5:45ish.
The little boy killed in a quad bike accident at the weekend loved motorbikes and spent hours riding around the family's rural property.
Prime Minister John Key says charges could be laid after the gastro outbreak in Hawke's Bay.
Two men suspected of starting a Oregon wildfire by using their lawnmowers during fire restrictions face a bill of more than $50 million.