Friends of a mother-of-three who drowned trying to save her child at a Northland beach have described her as a hero.
Every loss of life is a tragedy, police say, as they beg the public to take better care on the roads.
New legislation to regulate vaping will be introduced to Parliament tomorrow in an effort to balance helping smokers quit while not encouraging new users.
Legal experts warn that changing the law to outlaw the "rough sex" defence used in the Grace Millane murder trial would undermine a basic principle of justice.
About 200 of those who lost loved ones in collapsed buildings in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, have heard an apology from the city's mayor Lianne Dalziel.
Police in Canterbury have issued a stark warning ahead of this weekend's Electric Avenue festival, telling festival-goers that killer drugs are circulating in the scene.
A Māori law expert says halving the benefit of a parent with an outstanding warrant is unfairly punishing children, and "morally outrageous".
An influx of vetting applications has swamped police resources and put pressure on the Defence Force.
A 60-year-old surfer fought off a Great White shark by punching it repeatedly in the eye after it bit his arm and latched on to his surfboard.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has warned her ministers that New Zealand is at "greater risk" of another terrorist attack in the aftermath of March 15.
Kiwis dreaming of the high life are expected to crowd Lotto shops this week as Powerball hits an incredible $42 million - the country's second-largest Powerball prize.
Two people have died after a crash near Cambridge this evening.
Rescuers tried desperately to reach a boy who was snatched by a large wave at a Napier beach but were beaten back by huge waves.
A South Auckland woman who stabbed her partner to death after years of domestic violence has been found not guilty of his murder - but guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter.
One year ago, a week-old Christchurch kitten was trapped inside a shoe box and thrown from a moving vehicle, sparking national outrage.
Four Kiwi cruise ship passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus are in a stable condition in a Japanese hospital.