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.
A man has attacked a friend at a party over Facebook messages between his partner and the victim.
A person died after crashing into a fence in Penrose this morning.
Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry is one of a group of prominent Kiwis supporting a campaign to raise awareness of child poverty.
A proposal to create online learning centres which can be run by private providers is being described as blatant privatisation and a threat to the Correspondence School.
The husband of Lecretia Seales has made an emotional appeal to MPs to reform the law on voluntary euthanasia - saying fear and religious opposition should not deny others a choice.
A petrol station attendant was sliced by a man wielding a machete during an aggravated robbery in Napier.
About 150 people have been exposed to measles by a person sick with the virus who visited several Auckland places, a public health official says.
Police say more than 900,000 scam phone calls were made from one number in June and July asking people to pay outstanding fines using iTunes vouchers.
A farmer who claims that locals are trying to drive him out of his small West Coast community is now facing a threatening to kill charge.
A very happy dog has been reunited with its owner after being rescued from a tight, 10m-deep limestone crevice in the hills behind Greymouth.
Haumoana School has been closed after the discovery of E. coli in its own private bore.
A caregiver allegedly caught on covert camera footage hitting and slapping an elderly man in a rest home has been charged with assault.
Police are hunting a convicted child sex-offender in Christchurch.
Police are warning fake $50 notes could still be circulating throughout wider Wellington following the crackdown on a counterfeit scheme.