Two men have been arrested and charged with arson over two Wellington fires in the last few months.
Former Labour leader David Cunliffe says National's chickens are coming home to roost after revelations Chinese businessman Donghua Liu donated $25,000 to National MP Jami-Lee Ross and hosted Prime Minister John Key for dinner.
It has been something of a family joke over the years.
The ISIS Centre at Wakari Hospital in Dunedin may be renamed because of the unwelcome reminder of its terrorist namesake.
The watchdog tasked with overseeing the country's spy agencies says it is not yet possible to say they have adequate systems in place to ensure correct behaviour.
Two ANZ bank branches and two police stations in Auckland have been the target of vandalism overnight.
A Masterton man's claim that he was "sleep-driving" when he crashed a car into a Wairarapa property may be derailed if he fails to get a sleep expert to give evidence at his trial.
New Zealand intelligence agencies could play a role in protecting trainers sent to Iraq but are unlikely to provide information to assist with drone strikes, Prime Minister John Key says.
Labour spent half as much as National on last year's election campaign and was outspent by the Greens for the first time.
In-depth crash analysis of popular tourist routes in the lower South Island is being undertaken to pinpoint what safety measures could be introduced to reduce the tourist-related road toll.
In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists say that babies at risk of developing a childhood peanut allergy can avoid it if they are given peanuts regularly during their first 11 months.
A French tourist has admitted three driving charges after a serious crash at Awakino last month that left six injured.
Hastings District Council has entered a guilty plea over a tractor-mower death of a 4-year-old boy at Kirkpatrick Park.
The student quarter forms the backbone of Dunedin - economically and socially. But a community of 20,000 packed like sardines has its drawbacks. ODT reporter Timothy Brown spends a night with those charged with policing ''studentville''.
A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of a Whangamata man who was found dead earlier this month.
An earthquake struck north of White Island late last night.
New Zealand troops sent to Iraq to help in the fight against Isis will not be "on the front line", Prime Minister John Key says, ahead of an announcement on the deployment of Kiwi troops to the Middle East.
Police have identified the body of a woman found floating at an Auckland beach.
New Zealand does not have a "realistic option of doing nothing" in the fight against Isis, Prime Minister John Key says, in advance of a Cabinet meeting to decide on whether to send New Zealand troops to Iraq to join forces against the Islamic terror group.
An inquest into the death of a young New Zealander who died in Western Australia from a mystery illness is due to begin today.