From September, children under 16 using Auckland public transport will ride free at weekends, on buses, trains and some ferries.
A member of parliamentary staff has been stood down after a historic allegation of assault, Speaker Trevor Mallard says.
The police won't say if they paid to get back the eight guns recovered after 11 were stolen from a Palmerston North Police station last month.
Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki will tomorrow launch a political party after weighing up a move into politics for "a number of months".
A search has begun for a 36-year-old man who failed to return from a tramp in the Ashburton Lakes area.
A real estate agent says the Christchurch City Council was "unprofessional" not to advise him of earthquake design concerns at a new central city building.
Trade Me has been criticised for selling "It's okay to be white" stickers and T-shirts, with the Human Rights Commission saying there's no place for this type of message. But the online site says the listings don't breach its rules.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says secondary principals' claim for a 15% pay rise is unlikely to be successful.
A new office building in Christchurch's main shopping precinct has many serious flaws in its quake design according to three leading engineering companies - including one in a govt-commissioned report.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it's up to victims of sexual assault in Parliament to report it to the police.
The chief executive of the Crusaders is continuing to back players accused of inappropriate and homophobic behaviour, and says the club looks forward to evidence coming out to clear their names.
The price of bread looks set to rise as the shortage of Australian wheat starts to hit this country.
A virus deadly to rabbits will be released in some areas of the Residential Red Zone in a bid to curb rising rabbit numbers in Christchurch.
National MP Alfred Ngaro says he regrets sharing a post on social media which compared the issue of abortion in New Zealand with the Holocaust.
Police are yet to charge anyone with breaching name suppression of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane.
Families have come out from the Pike River Mine, celebrating a successful re-entry nine years after the West Coast disaster that killed 29 workers.