Actress Nancy Brunning, who played roles ranging from Nurse Jaki Manu in Shortland Street to matriarch Ramona Mahana in the film Mahana, has died.
An Auckland vape shop was destroyed overnight when a car was deliberately driven through the front of the building and set alight, authorities believe.
Four Defence Force firefighters are heading across the Tasman tomorrow, to help battle the New South Wales bushfires.
Qantas passengers have been stuck on the Ohakea military base tarmac for hours in sweltering cabin temperatures, after their flight from Melbourne to Wellington was diverted.
A 9-year-old girl who died after falling out of a tree on a Taupo property has been described as "an amazing young girl".
The emergency rescues of two trampers in the North Island yesterday has prompted police to caution trampers about safety ahead of summer.
One of the last remaining people detained after an immigration crackdown on illegal workers has been deported.
Controlling, fearful, and oppressive - that's how people who've left the community of Gloriavale described their lives there.
The highest judicial officer in the land has taken the rare step of writing to Parliament to expose holes in a proposed law aimed at shackling Kiwi terrorists who come home after fighting overseas.
Minutes after welcoming their precious first child into the world Yulia and Konstantin Emanov felt their life crumbling around them.
Prominent Kurdish-Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani, who has arrived in New Zealand, will not seek asylum here for now but will look at it later as a possibility.
A car carrying five people has driven off the road down a bank in Port Levy, Canterbury, this afternoon after 1pm.
A 26-year-old Dunedin man is the fourth person to die shortly after changing from a branded version of the anti-epilepsy drug lamotrigine to a generic version, Logem.
Skilled immigrants waiting for residence visas say they feel in limbo as decision-making timeframes blow out amid political calls for lower immigration numbers.
A child has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after a scooter accident in West Auckland this morning.
Justice Minister Andrew Little expects a barrage of egregious misinformation in the lead-up to next year's referendum questions about euthanasia and recreational cannabis.