A house fire which claimed the lives of a woman and her granddaughter was started when the child's mother left the stove on after using it to spot cannabis.
A date has been set for an inquest into the death of Auckland teenager Christie Marceau, almost six years after she was killed in her North Shore home.
"My Daddy. I'm 13." That message is written on one of three rocks that sit next to a flax weaving at the foot of the new Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.
The state of emergency in Christchurch's Port Hills has been extended for another week, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has confirmed.
Junior doctors' long-running battle over work hours appears to be coming to an end.
A Hastings beggar has been convicted of fraud after he claimed to be homeless when he was not.
Kiwi beer brand DB Export is recycling its used bottles to make a man-made sand - an effort the company hopes will help preserve our beaches.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical groups to tell them to have an ``open mind'' about prescribing cannabis products for patients.
A Kiwi teenager has spoken out about her school's decision to allow a transgender student to use the girls' bathrooms, saying her rights were overlooked.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has unveiled the first social bond pilot - to support getting people with moderate mental health problems back into the workforce - in a pitch to the...
A Warriors' team fishing trip turned into a dramatic rescue mission when the players rushed to the aid of a young man who went missing in the water off an Auckland beach.
Dan Carter has been dropped as a brand ambassador for Land Rover following his drink driving incident in France last week.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called for an inquiry into the entire Kim Dotcom saga to give taxpayers answers about how the affair became a plague on government institutions.
More cordons will be lifted today on roads closed by the Port Hills wildfires.
Labour has still not settled on who its new MP will be if Jacinda Ardern wins the Mt Albert byelection on Saturday.
The real minimum wage needed for a family to have a decent standard of living is about to rise to $20.20 an hour, the Living Wage movement says.
Firefighters are continuing to make progress in the Port Hills, almost a week since two devastating fires began in the hills above Christchurch.
Chopper pilot Steve Askin was a hero to his family and two young children.
It's been more than seven years since Nadine Haag died, and her family are still looking for answers.
Nearly half of the Kiwis surveyed about the proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax do not want it to go ahead.