A fisherman has appeared in court accused of kidnapping a woman in Christchurch this morning.
Spark has sent around 21,000 customers a warning that their details are on a list of stolen logins for sale on the dark web - a section of the internet where illegal goods are often trafficked.
New Zealand First is calling for police officers to be given the power to hand out instant on-the-spot fines to shoplifters.
The Prime Minister leaves for the United States tomorrow for her first formal trip to the United Nations.
Massey University's vice-chancellor has told students and staff she has no intentions of resigning after she misled the public over the cancellation of a Don Brash speech on campus last month.
Two Bay of Plenty residents have been attacked in their own home by intruders armed with an axe and crowbar.
Two tourists including a Kiwi girl have been critically injured in separate shark attacks in the Whitsunday Islands in north Queensland.
A teenager who denies murdering a 20-year-old man, whose body was found on a Canterbury lifestyle block after a two-day police hunt, can be named for the first time today.
All children will be screened for dyslexia, giftedness and other special learning needs and recorded in a national database, under a new Government plan.
Beverage company Lion is recalling Mac’s Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer after concerns some bottles have been accidentally filled with alcohol.
Christchurch Hospital has been inundated by a surge of people with severe poisoning from synthetic cannabis, doctors say.
A principals' association president was hoping a Ministry of Education meeting to review guidelines on the restraint of children, would result in change. He was disappointed.
Labour MP Meka Whaitiri has been sacked as a minister over allegations of a fracas with a staff member but the Prime Minister has left the door open for her to return to Cabinet.
A real estate agent now resident in Wanaka has today been convicted for her role in accepting $150,000 of commissions for houses she didn't sell.
It seems ever more likely a team will head into the Pike River Mine after experts found no "showstopping" obstacles preventing re-entry.
Forty of New Zealand's luckiest, or unluckiest, players have pocketed $25,000 each in Lotto's First Division draw.