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.
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern is Mt Albert's new MP - recording a victory that will further raise her profile in election year.
Former All Black Ali Williams has been arrested in Paris for allegedly possessing cocaine.
A man has been shot dead by police in Wellington overnight.
New Zealanders’ levels of comfort with organisations’ use of personal data depends on their own experiences, a new study says.
Ten people have been taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital following a two vehicle collision near Hastings.
A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Hawke's Bay overnight.
Changes have been announced to Lotto, including the introduction of a division seven winner category and bigger Powerball prizes.
An expert at Auckland's Stardome has weighed in on reports of a bright light shooting across the skies over New Zealand last night.
A farmer who bashed his heavily-pregnant ex-partner so hard with a baseball bat that it snapped in half became enraged after she wanted to keep the baby.
A 21-year-old woman fought off what is believed to be a sexually motivated attack by biting a man in Christchurch last night.
A major police operation involving the armed offenders squad has come up empty after reports of a woman being injured in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.
A New Zealander allegedly involved in a worldwide paedophile ring that abused the adopted son of a gay Australian couple has been named.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has opened up about a historic drink driving conviction, saying he was - and remains - ''hugely disappointed'' in himself.
Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn has been found not guilty of rape in the Hamilton District Court.
It will be a plane-spotter's paradise this weekend, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Black Falcons performing publicly for the first time.
An Auckland high school has been closed today after a block of classrooms was extensively damaged in an early morning blaze.
Environmental groups are upset that rivers deemed to be ‘‘excellent for swimming’’ under new water quality standards could still make swimmers sick.