Police in Canterbury have issued a stark warning ahead of this weekend's Electric Avenue festival, telling festival-goers that killer drugs are circulating in the scene.
Rescuers tried desperately to reach a boy who was snatched by a large wave at a Napier beach but were beaten back by huge waves.
A South Auckland woman who stabbed her partner to death after years of domestic violence has been found not guilty of his murder - but guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter.
One year ago, a week-old Christchurch kitten was trapped inside a shoe box and thrown from a moving vehicle, sparking national outrage.
Four Kiwi cruise ship passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus are in a stable condition in a Japanese hospital.
A New Zealand man found guilty of the cold-case killing of Robert Sabeckis in Adelaide two decades ago has been jailed for at least six years.
The detective in charge of the Grace Millane case thinks the "rough sex" argument should not be available as a defence in a murder trial.
Actor and director Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira has won the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Award.
Ticket sales are skyrocketing ahead of the second-largest Powerball jackpot in New Zealand history, the hefty haul sitting at $35 million.
A woman has drowned on a notoriously dangerous Northland beach after going in to the water to save her child, who had got into difficulty in the water.
Doctors fear the coronavirus Covid-19 will hit NZ at the same time as the winter flu season, stretching health services and hospitals to breaking point.
More police have been called into Christchurch to cover events including a motorcycle race meeting where two gangs clashed last year.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will appear on the front cover of the international edition of TIME magazine to mark the anniversary of the March 15 terror attacks.
A Christchurch City Council truck ploughed into a 2m-wide hole while fixing a burst water main on a street in Christchurch on Thursday.
The man who killed British backpacker Grace Millane has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 17 years.
The passage of the Government's second tranche of gun law reforms seems far from certain, but New Zealand First is stopping short of demanding changes to secure the party's ongoing support.
The government has dropped controversial plans to let primary and intermediate school children sit NCEA literacy and numeracy tests.
A truck driver has been awarded more than $6000 after he was fired by text - despite only working two weeks.