Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is likely to miss out on her government's planned extension to paid parental leave.
More people are seeking advice on gender reassignment surgery, a new Wellington study indicates, and better societal awareness could be behind the rise.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant with a baby due in June.
An ailing passenger on a visiting cruise ship sparked a challenging rescue in turbulent stormy seas off Auckland last night.
Police have named the woman killed in a car and truck crash near Timaru on Wednesday.
While private education costs in New Zealand have soared, the same cannot be said for state schools.
One person has died and at least eight other people have been injured in separate crashes across the North Island this afternoon.
A Lower Hutt man believes the decision to line his berm with concrete blocks has saved his child's life after a car crash on his corner today - the third in 12 months.
Things are looking up for a family of German tourists who had their car and belongings stolen then came across a woman allegedly selling their belongings the next day.
The hair raising antics of two motorcyclists in the Gisborne region have prompted police to take a "firm stand" against such behaviour.
New Zealand is the most wasteful country in the developed world but investment in organic waste facilities could reduce that by almost a third.
An international flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Auckland International Airport overnight after the plane experienced major hydraulic problems.
The Government will look into an apparent double-up in which New Zealanders are paying millions of dollars a year to support two national weather forecasting agencies.
Treasury has apologised for a blunder which could see fewer children projected to be lifted out of poverty via government families packages.
A teacher who intervened physically to try to stop a student running away from a residential school is facing possible censure.
Winston Peters is calling for “maximum pressure” to be applied on North Korea, following an international meeting that revealed that hundreds of thousands of airline passengers are within range of its missiles.
A person is dead following a crash between a truck and car near Timaru this afternoon.
Trade Me has announced that it is banning the sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs from March.
We've probably all thought it at some point, and especially this summer. The highs and lows reported on the TV news just didn't gel with what you felt outside that day. There's a good chance you were right.
Government and its commercial and not-for-profit partners are stumping up $8 million across 20 projects aimed at getting 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2021.