A Crown Monitor has been appointed to support Canterbury DHB as it struggles with huge deficits, Health Minister Dr David Clark announced today.
Police are praising members of the public who apprehended a suspected pharmacy robber in Timaru today.
The number of children killed on New Zealand roads this year has already outstripped last year's total.
A scuffle broke out between members of the Muslim community and a person who appeared to make race-related threats outside the High Court in Christchurch today.
The man accused of the Christchurch terror attacks has pleaded not guilty to all charges laid against him and will stand trial in May next year.
A person, who potentially exposed hundreds of domestic passengers last week to measles, had ignored warnings to stay isolated.
District health boards are a sector in drift and they're drowning in a sea of red ink, the opposition says.
Thick fog has again led to cancellations and delays of regional flights at Auckland Airport, with some flights to Dunedin and Queenstown also affected this morning.
Greenpeace has blasted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over the arrival in New Zealand waters this week of the oil rig COSL Prospector.
Christchurch City Council has unanimously agreed to reconsider how it manages traffic through the city's northern suburbs, before the Christchurch Northern Corridor opens.
Two British men will be booted out of the country after being sentenced for their parts in a roof-fixing fraud, which was linked to the now infamous "unruly" travelling tourists.
NZ First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has been kicked out of the House for challenging the Speaker Trevor Mallard.
The Government will introduce a new law to allow film industry workers to collectively bargain from next year, but striking will be illegal and the “Hobbit” law won't be repealed.
Secondary teachers have cancelled rolling strike action that had been planned for next week, fuelling speculation that the teachers' stand off with the Government is about to end.
Two Ashburton police officers have been cleared of planting evidence by placing a man's wallet in a bag containing drugs.
Nearly 9000 children and teens needed dental work under general anaesthetic last year for largely preventable conditions.