Police say two bodies found in a North Island forest are those of missing uncle and nephew Raymond and James Fleet.
Police have named a man who died in a workplace accident in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough yesterday.
A Greymouth man who smashed his former friend over the back of the head with a bat, leaving him fighting for his life, was today jailed for eight years.
A man who splashed petrol then set fire to his former partner's Rotorua house while she, her young daughter and their baby were inside has been jailed.
The Green Party's woeful result in a new poll could spell the end of the road for the party, according to one political commentator.
A disgraced Hawke's Bay doctor who stupefied and indecently assaulted his patients has been jailed for five years.
Otago man Eion Willis says he was barricaded in a Barcelona shop for hours after a "terror" attack in the Spanish city.
Police searching for Raymond and James Fleet have found two bodies in the Mamaku Forest.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has lodged defamation proceedings against MediaWorks over comments by TV show host Mark Richardson.
Fog has rolled back into Auckland Airport, cancelling or delaying about 40 flights.
The Green Party has plummeted below the five per cent threshold it needs to return to Parliament while Labour has soared in the first political poll since former Green co-leader Metiria Turei stepped down.
The father of wanted gunman Rollie James Heke has made a plea for him to peacefully hand himself in - and not be tempted to "go out in a blaze of glory".
Cosmetic products containing tiny plastic particles known as microbeads will be banned in New Zealand by May 2018.
Former Mt Eden remand prison inmate Alex Littleton is suing Serco New Zealand for half a million dollars, claiming the private prison manager was derelict in its duty of care, enabling two assaults...
Wild weather is disrupting flights in and out of Wellington this morning, and at least one Dunedin service is affected.
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has spoken of the "shell shock" of learning he is a Kiwi - and condemned a Labour MP for "playing" with another country's government.
Avalanche risks have closed seven mountain areas of New Zealand after widespread heavy snow in the past 24 hours.
With Parliament sitting today for the last time before the election on September 23, political editor Audrey Young assesses the winners and losers of the past term.
Police have used stun grenades to end a hostage standoff at a cordoned off Lower Hutt house.
Gales with potentially destructive gusts are ramping up over the capital as heavy rain continues to drench the West Coast of the South Island.