A police officer has been charged following the death of a motorcyclist who crashed on an Auckland off-ramp during a fleeing driver incident last year.
A young man who was filmed punching a 71-year-old woman during a heated protest in Auckland has been granted a discharge without conviction and permanent name suppression.
National is proposing a fuel tax hike of 12 cents in 2027 and an increase in vehicle registration fees of $50.
A statue of Captain James Cook in Christchurch will bear the marks of a costly Valentine’s Day vandalism attack for at least another three months.
A college principal says she is horrified at what has happened to her school's building project - even though it is supposedly a top priority.
A suite of road works that will disrupt travel on some South Island highways has prompted warnings for motorists to plan ahead.
Officials warned the government it may face requests to bailout media companies if it failed to progress a law forcing digital platforms to pay local media for using their content.
Health campaigners are alarmed David Seymour has been given responsibility for the free school lunches initiative and have asked for an urgent meeting.
On Tuesday, David Charles Benbow will be sentenced for murdering his childhood friend Michael McGrath nearly seven years after he disappeared.
The coalition government is pushing ahead with its pledge to improve access to rehab for prisoners who are awaiting trial or sentencing.
Warning: Distressing content. A Christchurch man is facing life in a US prison after he helped his childhood friend trick scores of women into becoming porn stars.
New Zealand Food Safety is recalling Zany Zeus brand halloumi cheese after a bacteria was discovered that can make consumers ill.
A 16-year-old Auckland school pupil is campaigning for hearing aid batteries to be made free for all deaf New Zealanders.
The report into Premier House that PM Christopher Luxon has given as the reason he can't live in it does not state that the residence is uninhabitable, but does raise red flags about its condition and suitability.
An Otago Lotto player has started autumn on a high with a nice boost to their bank account after winning $12.3 million with Lotto's Powerball First Division.
The sun sets on Wharariki Beach and its Archway Islands, west of Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island.
Gerald Hensley was a link the early days of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later in his career an adviser to two of the country’s most controversial prime ministers at times of high crisis.