At least four police cars and a dog handler were involved in a hunt for a man who tried to evade arrest near Hamilton today.
Police have released the name of the man believed to have shot at police in Northland early yesterday.
Several thousand homes in north and west Auckland remain without power this morning as strong winds wreak havoc in the area.
Christchurch police have concerns for the safety of 80-year-old Vernon Robertson, who has been reported missing.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in the long-running battle by psychiatric patients to overturn the smoking ban at state-owned health facilities.
A Lower Hutt man who burnt his partner's flat where it was left "uninhabitable" has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
Changes have been introduced to support female inmates at risk of family violence when they leave prison, the Department of Corrections says.
Trees have fallen on cars and houses, power has been cut to hundreds of homes and a road has been closed by a landslip as wind and rain lash Auckland.
As a mystery gunman continues to evade capture the police commissioner says officers are doing everything they can to end the hunt without bloodshed.
It's now over to councils to decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday after controversial legislation passed into law amidst heated debate.
The mother of murdered toddler Nia Glassie has been recalled to prison after authorities became concerned that she was was "a risk to the community".
Government agencies will identify criminals with real-time information including facial recognition and fingerprints - no longer relying on name-based records.
A complaint about a radio stunt alluding to prison rape has been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
A man hit by a car in Christchurch early this morning has died.
A person from Gisborne has become the country's latest millionaire after winning big in last night's Lotto draw.
A proud father who shared photos of his young daughter after she shot her first deer has been called "sadistic" for allowing her to taste the animal's raw heart.
Prof Sir Alan Mark says the Havelock North water contamination crisis is a ''major wake-up call'' about the need for more sustainable agriculture and better protection of drinking water.
The cyclist killed in a collision with a light truck just north of Hokitika this morning was a local teenager.
Police are questioning a driver over an alleged hit-and-run that broke a young boy's leg in Auckland.
Air New Zealand's chief executive Christopher Luxon says bad behaviour by crew posted to social media let down the entire company.