The owner of a Kaitaia backpackers' lodge has pleaded guilty to all 42 charges of making and possessing intimate visual recordings of male guests.
A toddler was rushed to hospital after swallowing several Panadol tablets he'd found in his mother's bedroom.
As the country welcomes spring with fine weather in many places today, indications point to warmer-than-average conditions over the next three months.
A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a truck on the North-Western motorway in Auckland.
Officers were justified in the shooting of Slovakian man Daniel Cerven in a central Auckland park in 2015, the Independent Police Conduct Association has found.
A 14-year-old girl is in hospital after crashing a stolen car into a lamp post in Hamilton's CBD.
Shaking from a 5.7 magnitude quake off the east coast of the North Island was felt from Auckland to Wellington this morning.
Former Treaty of Waitangi negotiator Sir Ngatata Love has been found guilty of obtaining significant sums by deception.
A motorcyclist is in hospital after a hit-and-run incident in Christchurch early today.
An Auckland liquor store has resorted to locking its front doors during evening shifts following a spate of robberies - one of which left a staff member in hospital.
Almost 100 people are now on the waiting list for gender-reassignment surgery, but they face waiting 50 years for the procedure under Ministry of Health guidelines.
One person has died after two cars collided about 1km north of Waipukurau.
Kiwi shoppers are enjoying lower grocery prices as the country experiences a sustained fall in the price of food.
A Lewis Pass motor inn and cafe has been ordered to pay more than $19,000 in penalties and arrears after deliberately failing to pay a migrant worker minimum wage and holiday pay.
Auckland police have shut down a large dealing network of cocaine and methamphetamine today, concluding a three-phase investigation over several months.
Labour is apparently close to endorsing a tax on sugary drinks. with health spokeswoman Annette King saying there is growing evidence and support for such a measure.
Two washing machines which had been recalled have exploded in Waikato this week.
James Rolleston has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility.
A long-time campaigner against the pesticide 1080 has persuaded a council to add more cautionary details to warning signs used during aerial bait drops.
A national requirement for all water bodies to be swimmable all of the time is ``impractical'', Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.