A Kiwi researcher has launched a petition urging the closure of all kauri forests, over fears current measures aren't enough to save the ancient giants from a killer disease.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has defended a clause in the party's constitution which hold MPs liable for a $300,000 penalty if they resign.
MPs racked up a total of $2.1 million on travel and accommodation expenses in the past three months and Southern MPs are among the top spenders.
A sobbing, apologetic New Zealander has narrowly avoided jail after trying to open the door of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft during a flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur.
Auckland's Middlemore Hospital has admitted that it "failed" musician Peter Gutteridge, who died in the Tiaho Mai mental health unit.
New Zealand's family violence problem is only getting worse yet police are prosecuting fewer people over the crimes in a trend described as "disturbing" by support workers.
National leader Simon Bridges was accused of being a "chauvinistic pig" in Parliament's debating chamber today for a quip he made during questions to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
A threat of a fresh two-day strike next if primary teachers fail to win a big pay hike and improved staffing received strong support in Dunedin today.
Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard says there is potentially a serious issue following the leak of National leader Simon Bridges' expenses to the media.
An elderly man says he is expecting a $300 fine for illegal burning after setting fire to the remnants of his fire-ravaged home, an act that sparked a heated confrontation with police and fire authorities.
The number of flu cases in New Zealand remains at an unseasonable low, leaving scientists pleased but slightly baffled as to why so few people have fallen foul of the annual winter disease.
Parliament has passed a law to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led government's election campaign pledge.
Forest & Bird is calling for a ban on the sale of whitebait as the season kicks off for most of the country today.
A jealous woman who lured her lover home by torching his most-prized possessions then plunged a knife into his chest on the doorstep, a court heard today.
Ticket prices for the remaining seats at Katy Perry's Auckland shows have been slashed to below $70.