Justice Minister Andrew Little says he's not interested in bargaining with the National Party over new counter-terrorism legislation.
The Government has no plans to change the rules to allow debt write-offs for beneficiaries struggling to pay back loans to cover basic living costs.
Wellington's regional council scrambled to remove ads promoting a career in bus driving after it discovered a string of racist tweets by one of its poster boys.
The victim of a shooting in the Manawatu town of Foxton yesterday has died, and the man arrested earlier today has been charged with murder.
Recreational divers, snorkellers and lobster potters are to be used in a survey on crayfish numbers along a big stretch of New Zealand coastline.
Students say it's tragic that it's taken a death to force a law change to ensure they are looked after properly at university hostels.
New imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.
More people voted in this year's local elections than previous years, picking more women and younger representatives, including three new mayors, preliminary results show.
The Lotto Powerball jackpot was not struck on Saturday and has been rolled over to Wednesday, when the pool will be $38 million.
The Early Childhood Council says it's not surprising a child in a wheelchair was injured at a South Auckland kindergarten.
Analysis - Road regulators going cap-in-hand to the public to fund better vehicle inspection systems might encounter a public perception problem over their use of contract labour.
Dunedin students say the flat party culture has grown in response to Otago University acting as the fun police and clamping down on student pubs and bars.
A group of Spark Sport customers already unhappy with its Rugby World Cup coverage is horrified the company has been given the rights for cricket games played in New Zealand.
Low engagement and voter turnout are concerning mayoral candidates across the country hoping to take out the top job.
The Government is bolstering regulation and safety processes at NZTA and the Transport Ministry with $45 million. More money will be needed, but the budget surplus is out of bounds, for now.
Cheap, bulk tinned tomatoes make a meal go further and are essential for those Italian staples. But after listening to The Detail, you might hesitate about picking the imported variety off a supermarket shelf.
Former Dunedin woman Holly Mathieson has returned home to conduct NZ Opera's production of Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw. Although, when questioned, she admits that "home is where my sock drawer is''.