University students opened rejection letters shattering their dreams of becoming doctors just hours before they were due to head into a test.
A Kiwi woman was one of four people killed in a horror accident on a Gold Coast theme park ride.
The Auckland man on trial for murder tweeted about going on a 'murderous rampage' and after he allegedly stabbed two men, shaved his beard and washed his clothes in bleach, a court has heard.
The child who died in a "tragic accident" at Piha on Saturday was found on rocks, a witness said.
The advertising of chips, chocolate, sugary fizz and other junk foods face new restrictions following a review.
Business delegates on the Prime Minister's trip to India gave officials a supportive round of applause after a trying day that saw the group stranded in Australia.
A top Auckland school is losing three key teachers to places like Dunedin and Hamilton where the cost of living and house prices are more affordable.
The family of a New Zealand woman who fell to her death from a Melbourne apartment balcony at the weekend are mystified by what happened.
Former transport minister Gerry Brownlee bought chewing gum and a can of drink after barging through airport security, new information about the 2014 incident at Christchurch Airport shows.
The gang leader who claims to have driven P dealers out of Ngaruawahia has reportedly lost an eyeball for his efforts.
The Labour weekend road toll stands at two today, after a woman critically injured in a Paekakariki crash died in hospital overnight.
Firefighters are battling a massive fire at a tyre shop in central Hamilton, the third fire at the shop in four years.
First it was creepy clowns, now people dressed as monkeys are terrorising people.
A convenience store in Christchurch has been robbed this morning - for the third time in less than two months.
The sun's not giving a full show this Labour Day, as a far bit of cloud lingers around most of the country.
A search is continuing for a diver missing off Banks Peninsula in Canterbury.
One person died after a car collided with the median strip and a truck on Auckland's Southern Motorway, the first fatality at Labour Weekend.
A 5-year-old boy has been found dead at Piha Beach near Auckland.
A diver has gone missing off Canterbury's Banks Peninsula.
A man is facing a serious assault charge after a 43-year-old man was repeatedly stabbed in Paeroa.