Prime Minister Bill English stayed true to his conservative roots by keeping his Cabinet reshuffle yesterday to the minimum needed to replace two retiring ministers.
Thousands of support workers for intellectually disabled adults will go on a strike this week.
The Department of Conservation is devastated after a protected native falcon was shot dead.
Bill English's reshuffle marks another rise in the ranks for National's quiet star Amy Adams.
A man found dead at an Auckland home during the weekend was a convicted kidnapper and drug dealer.
Seven Head Hunter gang members have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms, after police uncovered a "large-scale" meth operation.
A teacher allegedly took advantage of a disabled woman before telling her ''no-one needs to know about this'', a jury has heard.
A foggy morning awaits those who will be waking up early for Anzac Day dawn services across the country tomorrow.
A barefoot boy missing from Thames has been found in Paeroa.
Night sky watchers have been treated to a second night of the stunning Southern Lights, Aurora Australis.
Police are hunting for a gunman after a person was wounded in a shooting in South Auckland overnight.
The Government will spend $53 million showcasing New Zealand at Expo 2020 in Dubai in an attempt to boost trade in the region and beyond.
Shots were fired in an incident involving rival gang members near a children's playground at a Saturday morning market in Rotorua.
The man who was killed after reportedly being struck by a Ports of Auckland pilot boat while swimming near a popular North Shore beach was a teacher at a nearby school, a husband and dad of two young children.
Sending boxes of chocolate home for students to sell as a school fundraiser is one of the first issues the Government's controversial new health adviser would like to tackle.
The outgoing chief censor has urged the Government to hurry up and deliver the law change it proposed on streaming services like Netflix - and stop graphic scenes of suicide, rape and sexual violence going unregulated.
Police are continuing to investigate the death of a man following a birthday party in West Auckland, yesterday.
Seven people are in hospital after the four-wheel-drive SUV they were in flipped going round a bend in Christchurch early this morning.
A half-million dollar sports car is upside down in a ditch in west Auckland after the driver hit a median barrier and flipped off the road on a motorway on-ramp.
A 12-year-old drove from Northland to Puhoi after taking a car from a Whangarei caregiver, before the car he was driving had its tyres spiked.