Simon Bridges' deputy chief of staff is due to face assault and wilful trespass charges in the Masterton District Court.
An extra 40 staff are needed at KiwiRail's Hutt workshop as the industry's workload ramps up, and this may benefit Dunedin's Hillside workshops too.
The death of a two-year-old girl found on tidal flats near Maketū is now being treated as a homicide, police have confirmed.
Serial rapist Malcolm Rewa has been sentenced to life imprisonment for one of New Zealand's most infamous killings - the 1992 murder of Susan Burdett.
Police officers in the country will continue to carry firearms following the Christchurch mosque attacks, but the police commissioner can assure it "won't go on forever".
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is playing down any suggestion a surveillance programme known as Project Speargun could have helped prevent the Christchurch terror attacks.
The Australian teen who gained the name "Egg Boy" after egging a Queensland senator says he is launching a fundraiser for the Christchurch mosque attack victims.
Artists including Bic Runga, Fat Freddy's Drop and Six60 are banding together for two benefit concerts to raise funds for those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that a Royal Commission of Inquiry will be held into the Christchurch mosques terror attack.
A complete ban on publishing or possessing the alleged Christchurch gunman's manifesto may have gone too far, some legal experts say.
A man accused of disorderly conduct outside Christchurch's Al Noor mosque shooting scene has pleaded with a judge to be allowed inside the building to pray.
Ardmore Flying School has confirmed the names of the pilots who died in a small plane crash in the Kaimanawa Ranges. They were Zakir Ali Parkar and Pete Callagher.
A Hawke's Bay man has admitted hiding his son in an attempt to avoid the youth being arrested for murder.
Scooter injuries have cost the country $3 million in the past five months - but cyclists are still more injury-prone.
In the wake of the terror attack on Christchurch mosques, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has delivered Facebook another serve as his relations with the social network remain heated.
A volunteer firefighter jailed for lighting 10 fires in Northland is the son of two senior fire officers.
The Human Rights Foundation has released research to RNZ it says backs up its demands for an open and transparent inquiry into the security agencies and the terror attacks.
The Turkish Embassy in Wellington has moved to quash fears after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Kiwis who went to Turkey with anti-Muslim views would be sent home in coffins.