The 20-year old who died on New Year's Eve trying to jump from a light pole into a Gisborne swimming pool has been named by police.
Three boaties have been rescued this morning after their vessel capsized crossing the notorious Kawhia bar in Waikato.
Rotorua and Queenstown may be tourism hotspots, but Coromandel is where New Zealanders love to holiday, a Herald-DigiPoll survey has found.
The body of a drunk man who walked into the sea at a Christchurch beach yesterday morning has washed up overnight, police have confirmed.
Whanganui Police are investigating the serious assault of a female security officer on the grounds of the Whanganui Hospital in the early hours of this morning.
Two Dunedin police officers were violently attacked while breaking up a fight in the Octagon this morning.
An elderly couple were assaulted in their home last night, before the offenders stole their car.
A man in his 50s died after falling 10m from a flying fox at a Northland fun park today.
New Zealand is only experiencing the "beginning" of the Chinese interest in Kiwi property, with buyer demand expected to increase in the coming years, a property expert says.
About 200 cruise ship passengers have been confined to their cabins after the norovirus bug struck the Dawn Princess while on a trip around New Zealand.
The second son of the Maori king, Korotangi Paki, will be convicted for drink-driving.
The Octagon presents an intimidating environment for police and the public at 4am, police say.
The mother of a baby kidnapped from Middlemore Hospital would like to see the findings of a review into security released as soon as possible, to give other expectant mothers peace of mind.
Being cut from the Dunedin Santa Parade has caused ''monstrous'' disappointment among members of Oil Free Otago.
Two New Zealand men arrested on charges of smuggling drugs are now receiving assistance from the NZ Government.
A ''cowardly and disgraceful'' attack on two police officers in Dunedin's Octagon shows why police support the earlier closure of city bars, a senior officer says.
The case of Kim Dotcom has taken an extraordinary turn with the internet entrepreneur being given a shot at getting back $60 million being held by authorities in Hong Kong.
A father who died after falling from a flying fox at his Christmas party should not have been using the equipment, the company which operates the ride says.
A fire that ripped through a Dunedin house last night is being treated as suspicious.
John Key is standing by his statements about Bradley Ambrose and indicated he will do so in court after the Teapot Tapes cameraman this morning confirmed his plan to sue the Prime Minister for defamation.