Police are investigating after a series of small suspicious fires were lit in Woodhaugh Gardens this afternoon.
A woman has died after a van carrying six people, including four children, went over a bank in Bay of Plenty.
Searchers have confirmed the body of a 21-year-old student missing at Lake Karapiro has been found.
In the wake of a fatal police shooting in Porirua, the police union is hitting back against suggestions a Taser could have been used instead of a gun.
A mass fight on Hamilton's main street saw security staff brawling with punters in the early hours.
A teenage wrestler transitioning from female to male, took home gold in the Texas girls championships after the state refused to allow him to compete against boys.
New Zealand has signed an agreement with Iran for the resumption of meat exports, after struggles over halal preparation.
A 25-year-old man who ploughed a pickup truck into a crowd of Mardi Gras parade spectators in New Orleans was arrested and charged with injuring 28 people.
The Government didn't want to pay David Bain compensation partly because of pressure from police, former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie says.
A bomb blast hit a bus carrying policemen in Bahrain, wounding at least four officers.
A brave mother came to the rescue when three weapon-wielding men bashed and robbed her elderly neighbour.
The festive season proved not so merry for thousands over the holidays with ACC paying out more than $7 million in injury claims.
US President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programmes such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says.
Malaysia has declared its international airport a "safe zone" after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical.
Labour leader Andrew Little has made his strongest comments on speculation Jacinda Ardern could be considered for deputy leader.
The Government says it isn't concerned about an emergency housing budget blowout after it severely underestimated how many homeless people urgently needed a roof over their heads.
Eleven cordons are still up and 150 firefighters were still on the ground of the two devastating Christchurch fires.
The cruise ships Dawn Princess and Insignia were due to arrive in Port Chalmers this morning.
Enjoying a refreshing drink on the last day of the Night Noodle Markets at Kensington Oval, Dunedin, yesterday afternoon is student Nishi Prasad (20), of Christchurch. Organisers estimated more...
Grease was the word at the Otago Southland Theatre Awards.