A spate of motorcycle deaths at the weekend could trigger a new licence test for motorcyclists who purchase big powerful bikes.
A missing young woman is five months pregnant and had been upset after an ultrasound scan revealed uncertainty over whether she was having a boy or a girl, her husband says.
Police have released the name of the woman who died in a motorcycle crash in the West Coast during a horror weekend on the road in which six people died.
A man has died following a serious two-car crash in Northland, forcing the closure of SH1 and bringing the national road toll to 8 since Friday.
Thrill seekers had to be evacuated off the Rainbow's End roller coaster after it stopped near the highest point.
The customer who booked a council party venue for a non-alcohol event could face charges and fines after police found hundreds of intoxicated, underage partygoers there, Auckland Council says.
A Lions club in Taranaki is under fire for using blackface in a Christmas parade, then accusing people who complained about it as "too precious".
A "super-strain" of meningococcal disease that's claimed six lives this year could become the dominant form in New Zealand if rates follow overseas trends, scientists say.
Police are urging drivers and passengers to buckle up and drive safely after a series of fatal crashes throughout the country this weekend.
Six people have been taken to hospital, some with serious injuries, following a crash in Tasman this afternoon.
A rumbling legal row over whether New Zealand's professional engineering body was right to drop disciplinary action against the design firm boss behind the ill-fated CTV Building will play out in the High Court in Wellington next week.
When Grace Kale was born she could fit her dad's wedding ring around her wrist, now only two chubby fingers can get through it.
Misinterpretations of the word "trivial" in the NCEA level 3 history exam on Wednesday have prompted some senior Otago secondary school pupils to sign a nationwide petition.
Redheads have been gathering in the capital to celebrate the colour of their hair at New Zealand's first Ginger Gathering.
Students who don't know what the word "trivial" means won't be marked down for concocting their own interpretation in an NCEA exam.
The last relative of a soldier killed in World War I says he is disappointed that a memorial cross appears to have been taken by a member of the public to use as a garden ornament.
Two people have died and five have been hospitalised over Canterbury's long show weekend, prompting police to issue an urgent seatbelt warning.