A person is dead after a helicopter crash on the West Coast.
Richard Branson is recommending cannabis over cows if New Zealand could legalise the drug.
The private information of six prison guards who are key witnesses in an upcoming trial has been found in the cells of gang members who are still in jail.
The trade deal between New Zealand and China is to be renegotiated.
Muslims in New Zealand say increasing misconceptions about their religion have pushed them to take action.
Kiwi and Chinese scientists have teamed up in a multi-million dollar biotech venture driving toward cancer breakthroughs.
A snake has been snared at Auckland Airport after it hitched a ride on a private jet from Brisbane.
The Chief of Defence Force is fronting media on allegations about SAS actions in Afghanistan at a press conference in Wellington.
All Blacks and Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith has today opened up on how the incident involving a woman in a Christchurch airport disabled toilet last year badly affected him, saying he should have taken time away from the game.
A club rugby coach allegedly sexually abused two young boys in the changing rooms, telling them to keep it a secret, a court has heard.
Tempers flared at Christchurch courthouse this morning during the appearance of three people charged with the murder of a man who died in hospital yesterday after he was attacked last week.
The second most powerful politician in China is in Wellington, for an official welcome at Government House and bilateral meetings at Premier House.
Hearing loss was estimated to cost the New Zealand economy more than $957 million last year and an advocate for the community claims the deaf and hard of hearing are the country's most neglected sector.
Prime Minister Bill English says there won't be an inquiry into allegations New Zealand's SAS was possibly involved in war crimes in Afghanistan - but won't rule out an inquiry or investigation into other claims.
Adele concertgoers got a drenching last night as a weather bomb hit Auckland.
Flash flooding has left properties across Auckland under water as an overnight tropical deluge saw more than a dozen homeowners call for help.
Malaysia Airlines flight 132 is finally on its way to Kuala Lumpur after being delayed for more than 48 hours in Auckland.
A woman's body has been recovered from a car that left the road and went into the sea near Sumner in Christchurch.
Police are still keeping an open mind of what has happened to missing woman Kim Bambus.
A 12-year-old girl hiding in a kindergarten after midnight was bitten by a police dog when she did not respond to an officer's calls.