Hate speech and online reach are being looked at as grounds to withhold prisoners' mail.
The exclusive, male-only Nelson Club has refused to vote on an amendment to its laws that would ban "hate speech" in its premises while passing a rule that gags members from speaking out.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a new, fluffy deskmate, courtesy of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Police in Christchurch are hunting three men after an aggravated robbery at a suburban liquor store.
A doctor's clinical records are now being audited after failing to tell a 63-year-old woman that she had abnormal blood results, causing delays to her treatment.
A dentist has been found to have breached the health code after performing a root canal on the wrong tooth.
A jury has been selected in the trial of a man accused of murdering a toddler in Northland last year.
Corrections boss Christine Stevenson says the law should be strengthened to give the department more legal grounds to withhold prisoners' mail.
A man is in a serious condition after being stabbed twice by a stranger at a Christchurch service station.
Waikato police investigating the alleged shooting of an Australian tourist are calling for sightings of a man seen hitchhiking on the outskirts of Hamilton.
A single Lotto ticket is now worth $12,250,000, while a different ticket bought at Gardens New World will net a lucky Dunedinite $250,000.
A Christchurch woman is hoping for a "huge shake-up" to Corrections' letter-checking system, after receiving more than 30 abusive, threatening and suicidal letters from a family member in prison.
The government will spend $54 million on fresh initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness.
A mother took matters into her own hands after her daughter’s electric ride-on car was stolen then posted for sale on Facebook just hours later.
A tornado has torn through the small coastal settlement of Awakino in Taranaki, destroying three beach houses.