New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English cancelled a meeting with two senior Hong Kong democracy supporters this week on advice from his foreign office, he said on Friday, underscoring a delicate relationship with China.
Auckland Council and its contractors have been ordered to pay $255,000 in fines and reparations over the death of a 19-year-old woman.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected reports that elite New Zealand troops are playing a combat role in northern Iraq.
A young woman found dead in the Waikato River has been described as "beautiful", "sassy" and "stubborn".
Two students could have died after they got separated from their outdoor education group in icy conditions on Mt Tongariro yesterday, police say.
A fire at a vineyard near Nelson has closed part of State Highway 60, the Appleby Highway.
Gold Coast man Gable Tostee has been found not guilty of murdering Wellington woman Warriena Wright.
A young soldier died after receiving a blunt-force head injury while playing in a "troop versus troop" rugby league match, the coroner has found.
A healthcare provider has stepped up to offer a place of residence for a severely autistic boy who has been held in prison for the past five days.
Christchurch police are investigating after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Hagley Park yesterday.
A 20-year-old who led police on a 730km chase down the South Island has been granted bail.
Cook Islands police said the stand-off with the prison escapee in Rarotonga is over.
More than 3000 junior doctors are back at work in the nation's hospitals, after 48 hours off the job.
Cracks have been found in more silos at Fonterra factories after the collapse of a milk silo at the co-operative's Edendale plant in Southland last month.
An inquiry is under way after a woman's body was found near the Waikato River last night.
Police in the Cook Islands are hunting an escaped prisoner after two people were shot.
Two people have been arrested but one remains at large after an armed stand-off with police in Taupo today.
Lincoln University has been ordered to pay $1.5 million back to the Crown, after an independent investigation found it had not taught for as many hours as it was funded for.
A Hastings woman has been charged with causing the death of an eight-year-old boy after a crash into traffic queued at roadworks earlier this year.
Education Minister Hekia Parata is retiring from politics. In a shock move Ms Parata announced today she will not be contesting the next election.