A notorious Taliban commander behind the killing of New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan has died in a shootout with Afghani security forces.
Lionel Patea has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Kiwi-born Tara Brown, his ex-partner and mother of his child.
Both National and Labour say a policy to reduce jail time if prisoners complete literacy, numeracy and driver licensing courses is worth considering.
The big migration trend, which underpins New Zealand's strong economic growth, shows no sign of letting up.
Two people have died and five others are badly injured after a serious crash on the Coastal Highway, State Highway 60, west of Nelson
A woman has died after a van carrying six people, including four children, went over a bank in Bay of Plenty.
Searchers have confirmed the body of a 21-year-old student missing at Lake Karapiro has been found.
In the wake of a fatal police shooting in Porirua, the police union is hitting back against suggestions a Taser could have been used instead of a gun.
A mass fight on Hamilton's main street saw security staff brawling with punters in the early hours.
New Zealand has signed an agreement with Iran for the resumption of meat exports, after struggles over halal preparation.
The Government didn't want to pay David Bain compensation partly because of pressure from police, former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie says.
A brave mother came to the rescue when three weapon-wielding men bashed and robbed her elderly neighbour.
The festive season proved not so merry for thousands over the holidays with ACC paying out more than $7 million in injury claims.
Labour leader Andrew Little has made his strongest comments on speculation Jacinda Ardern could be considered for deputy leader.
The Government says it isn't concerned about an emergency housing budget blowout after it severely underestimated how many homeless people urgently needed a roof over their heads.
Eleven cordons are still up and 150 firefighters were still on the ground of the two devastating Christchurch fires.
Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams has been charged by French police after being arrested for alleged cocaine possession.
Police say they responded appropriately during an incident in which a man was shot dead after he threatened an officer with a knife north of Wellington.
She was a fighter on the netball court, and now former Silver Ferns star Tania Dalton is in the fight of her life.
An Auckland police officer was almost in tears after stopping a four-wheel drive crammed with 13 people, including eight unrestrained children, one of them a baby.