A fire that broke out at a West Auckland supermarket is being treated as arson - and it is thought it may have been part of a global social media craze.
An alleged offender who sparked a major armed police callout and manhunt across Christchurch yesterday has appeared in court on a range of violence, firearms and drugs charges.
There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community in New Zealand today but one in managed isolation.
A 24-year-old man has been charged in relation to an alleged hit-and-run in Christchurch on Thursday night.
Armed police have raided two properties in Christchurch this morning - one of which was reportedly linked to an unprovoked assault in the central city in March.
Not long before three-year-old Axle's amazing survival after a night alone in the bush, his family had no home and had lived in tents when emergency accommodation felt unsafe.
Medical workloads are so heavy that thousands of doctors across the country are severely burnt out, and levels of burnout are highest at the Southern DHB, a new report reveals.
Thousands of travellers will have their plans disrupted after the Government chose to pause flights from New South Wales for 48 hours as a precautionary response to two community cases there.
Almost 9 percent of schoolkids are "chronically absent" from school, meaning they're missing at least three learning days a fortnight.
A young woman who had a sexual video of her posted on a porn website by an abusive ex-partner was told by police he did not mean harm because it wasn't on a "high-volume site" like PornHub.
The "size and complexity of the effort being applied every day" to New Zealand's vaccination efforts should not be under-rated, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says.
The man accused of murdering Auckland businesswoman and Central Otago winery owner Elizabeth Zhong will have his name suppression maintained for now.
Chris Hipkins has paused quarantine-free travel from NSW to NZ while the source of infection of the two cases announced in Sydney in the last two days is investigated.
A group who previously advertised in a conspiracy ridden Covid-19 magazine is back again, this time organising a massive leaflet drop.
A man sought by police in relation to a firearms-related event in Christchurch today has been found and will appear in court tomorrow facing several charges.