The Chief Coroner and police are issuing a warning after at least seven people died this month in Auckland, apparently after using synthetic cannabis.
If you're over the age of 45 and get acute appendicitis you are six times more likely to have underlying colorectal cancer, a new study has found.
Labour hopes to reduce the practice of schools asking for so-called ‘‘voluntary donations’’ from parents by giving schools that drop the practice an extra $150 per pupil at an estimated cost of $17 million.
An incredible "plume of water" is starting to cause havoc across the centre of the country this morning as the storm that battered northern regions overnight heads south.
Police have broken a meth ring that allegedly transported the destructive drug from the North Island to the lower South Island.
A senior children’s doctor jailed in England for making and sharing "extreme" child pornography worked as a paediatrician in three New Zealand hospitals, including Dunedin Hospital and Southland Hospital.
The Maori Party officially has some Pasifika backing, with the announcement that six candidates of Pacific descent will run in the upcoming general election.
Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century.
Southern and Waikato police have targeted a meth network which allegedly transported the destructive drug from the North Island to the lower South.
Last-minute haggling by the mayor to "adorn" the Greymouth floodwall with 359 painted blocks of blue and green, costing at least $10,000, scraped through at the last Grey District Council meeting.
Women's Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago.
Six children take turns coming to school in their family's one warm jacket at a South Auckland school.
Emirates' sponsorship of America's Cup winners Team New Zealand was cited as part of the case for participation in a Dubai expo that will cost taxpayers $53 million, documents show.
A new study will investigate whether vitamins and minerals can help lift the mood of pregnant women.
Inland Revenue has confirmed details of a major restructuring after closing early yesterday.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has now confirmed he wants a full referendum on the Maori seats after appearing to suggest he was reconsidering whether to put the matter to Maori only.
A travel insurance company is to trial offering cover for those with a pre-existing mental illness, provided they pay a premium.
A van hit ice and rolled in the Mackenzie Basin today.
A potent second winter storm is looming, with snow, heavy rain and gales set to lash the country.
A Labour-led government would immediately restart contributions to the NZ Super Fund with a $500 million contribution in the first year, party leader Andrew Little says.