A 9-year-old girl has drowned at a South Auckland house.
Four trampers have spent a night in freezing conditions, after getting lost on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
The victim of the Kinloch shooting has been identified by police as 48-year-old man Scott John Henry.
A man has been seriously hurt after the car he was in crashed into sheep on the Kaipara Coast Highway.
A number of central Auckland schools are worried about the dramatic drop in the quality of teachers, on top of the region's mass shortage.
Christchurch residents are being asked to stay home as emergency services become stretched amidst flooding, road closures and foul weather.
The New Zealand Defence Force has sent an additional 120 troops to help flood-stricken areas in Otago and Canterbury.
The Chief Coroner and police are issuing a warning after at least seven people died this month in Auckland, apparently after using synthetic cannabis.
If you're over the age of 45 and get acute appendicitis you are six times more likely to have underlying colorectal cancer, a new study has found.
Labour hopes to reduce the practice of schools asking for so-called ‘‘voluntary donations’’ from parents by giving schools that drop the practice an extra $150 per pupil at an estimated cost of $17 million.
An incredible "plume of water" is starting to cause havoc across the centre of the country this morning as the storm that battered northern regions overnight heads south.
Police have broken a meth ring that allegedly transported the destructive drug from the North Island to the lower South Island.
A senior children’s doctor jailed in England for making and sharing "extreme" child pornography worked as a paediatrician in three New Zealand hospitals, including Dunedin Hospital and Southland Hospital.
The Maori Party officially has some Pasifika backing, with the announcement that six candidates of Pacific descent will run in the upcoming general election.
Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century.
Southern and Waikato police have targeted a meth network which allegedly transported the destructive drug from the North Island to the lower South.
Last-minute haggling by the mayor to "adorn" the Greymouth floodwall with 359 painted blocks of blue and green, costing at least $10,000, scraped through at the last Grey District Council meeting.
Women's Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago.
Six children take turns coming to school in their family's one warm jacket at a South Auckland school.
Emirates' sponsorship of America's Cup winners Team New Zealand was cited as part of the case for participation in a Dubai expo that will cost taxpayers $53 million, documents show.