A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspicious item in central Auckland this evening, police say.
A 14-year-old boy is in police custody after he allegedly assaulted a woman and stole her car outside a shopping centre in West Auckland.
Police are to appeal the discharge without conviction of Losi Filipo.
A New Zealander living in the Australian state of Victoria has been jailed for nearly six years for attempting to join fighters in Syria.
Police are today packing up their base at Whitianga LandSar as they wrap up their investigation into the whereabouts of Luke Cochrane.
Tower Insurance is refunding 23,000 customers after it overcharged them on policies.
Helen Clark's bid to become the next leader of the United Nations just became tougher - with a late entry from a well-regarded Eastern European woman candidate.
Farmers have had "a gutsful" of poachers and are taking matters into their own hands, says the daughter of a man who claimed he was shot at in the early hours of yesterday.
A proposal to reintroduce interest on student loans has been shot down by the Government before it reached final report stage.
Dame Patsy Reddy has been sworn in as New Zealand’s 21st governor-general.
Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are possible today in already saturated areas of the North Island.
A proposal to make it legal for children to ride their bicycles on the footpath deserves consideration by the Government, the Children's Commissioner says.
Bad weather is causing flooding and chaos in and around South Auckland this afternoon.
After four long days Luke Cochrane's family may finally have some closure.
A man was taken to Southland Hospital in a critical condition this morning after a motorcycle and truck collided near Wallacetown.
Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson, who led the organisation through the aftermath of Canterbury earthquakes, has quit the role.
A driver was flung from his car in a crash south of Te Kuiti last night, then fatally struck by another car.
The police national dive squad is scouring Whitianga waterways for any sign of missing Auckland man Lucas Cochrane.
New Zealand has some of the cleanest and safest air on the planet, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report suggests.
A ``reckless'' Auckland lawyer who instructed a client to pay $50,000 in fees into his personal account and earned interest on it for six weeks has been found guilty of misconduct.