Two men arrested after a record $50 million methamphetamine bust in Christchurch last week can now be named.
Minister for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little says a manned re-entry into the drift could take place towards the end of next year - but only if safety risks can be properly mitigated.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a bill for flexible paid parental leave, allowing both parents to take it at the same time, could be passed next year.
A Government crisis meeting will take place tomorrow to tackle a rising road toll that has already passed last year's.
Viewers have slammed Jack Tame as "rude" and "bizarre" over an awkward interview with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Last week's tempestuous weather, which included thunder and hundreds of lightning strikes, is clearing with light, isolated showers the worst of what's forecast for the week.
A Wellington taxi driver fears getting back in his cab after he was shot in the shoulder by a passenger who refused to pay a fare.
A fire has broken out in a central Auckland building, closing Queen St in both directions.
A search is under way in the Far North after a man and his three sons failed to return home after a hunting trip.
A yachtsman stranded for more than a day around 260km off the Northland coast is in "good health" after a dramatic rescue this afternoon.
An 88-year-old man who had nearly $50,000 siphoned out of his bank accounts has put aside his embarrassment to warn others about the scam.
A taxi driver was shot in Wellington last night after a fare was disputed, police say.
Sarah O'Grady was not expecting to be chased by a 2m-long shark swimming off Mount Maunganui's Pilot Bay on Saturday morning.
More than a year after suffering serious injuries in a crash which killed her horse, journalist Karen Rutherford is marching for road safety.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he wants to double the number of state homes Labour promised to build on the campaign trail to 2000.
The Pike River families will move one step forward to rescuing their loved ones when they are given the keys to the gate of the mine, ending a year-long blockade at the site.
We all know the dreaded feeling of digging into a box of chocolates to find nothing but unwanted Cherry Ripes and empty wrappers.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's not dissuaded in her bid to take 150 Manus Island refugees despite pushback from the Australian Government.
A league fan will have a painful reminder of tonight's quarter final at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, after suffering a suspected broken ankle attempting to invade the field.
Two Lotto players, one from Waikato and another from the West Coast have won a half-million dollars each after clinching first division last night.