Vincent Skeen has been denied parole six weeks into his five-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of rising teenage rugby league star Luke Tipene.
He made his name as an openside flanker, but All Black legend Richie McCaw is now a wing commander.
A 7-year-old West Coast girl who suddenly died while laughing with her parents may have had an underlying heart condition.
A laser has been shone into the cockpits of several flights approaching Auckland Airport this morning.
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.