New Zealand's road toll continues to climb alarmingly, with 12 people losing their lives on the country's roads in the past five days.
Two people have died on State Highway 1 this afternoon following two separate crashes, one in each of the country's main islands.
A man charged in relation to a home invasion where he allegedly held a knife to a toddler's throat before getting involved in a scuffle with his father will go to trial.
Almost 70 KiwiBuild homes will be built in the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell, Housing Minister Phil Twyford has announced.
A New Zealand woman has been jailed in the UK after she was found to have provided fake qualifications to work as a doctor for more than two decades.
The Government has spent about $236 million putting over 41,700 students into fees-free tertiary education, but total student numbers have fallen slightly compared to a year ago.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected the Opposition's claims that average rents have increased by more than twice as much under her Government than they did under National.
A co-accused in the killing of a Ngaruawahia man stormed the dock in the Hamilton District Court and charged towards the victim's family.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter, among other charges, after a fatal car crash in Christchurch.
A sex offender who was re-housed in a motel after his release from jail sexually assaulted one of the owner's family members.
Police have launched a homicide inquiry following the death of a three-month-old baby girl in Porirua.
A young man who drove a car that crashed into a Christchurch school - killing a teenage girl - has handed himself in to police.
A schoolgirl swept down a rushing river managed to cling to a branch of a willow tree as members of the public scrambled to reach her.
The family of a teenager swept off rocks at Papanui Point are absolutely devastated and rallying together as the search for him enters its third day.
A fourth person has been arrested in a police probe into alleged drugging and sexual assaults of female patrons at an inner city Christchurch bar.
A spate of motorcycle deaths at the weekend could trigger a new licence test for motorcyclists who purchase big powerful bikes.
A missing young woman is five months pregnant and had been upset after an ultrasound scan revealed uncertainty over whether she was having a boy or a girl, her husband says.
Police have released the name of the woman who died in a motorcycle crash in the West Coast during a horror weekend on the road in which six people died.