The Australian family of murdered businessman Robert Ellis is in shock at the 12-year sentence handed down to his wife, who ordered the Bali hit.
Six teenagers have been charged over a string of violent armed robberies in southeast Queensland that ended with a police pursuit and car crash.
Shaun McNeil has been found not guilty of the one-punch murder of Sydney teenager Daniel Christie on New Year's Eve 2013.
The treatment of eight people critically injured in a horrific explosion in far north Queensland could stretch on for years, the state's chief health officer says.
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips is to visit the University of Auckland to speak with researchers about spinal cord injury.
Hong Kong authorities are testing two people for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as concern grows in the region about an outbreak in South Korea.
New Zealand's quarry industry, under fire this week after a digger driver was killed while operating illegally, will become better regulated under proposed health and safety reforms, Prime Minister John Key says.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a truck crashed into a house in Christchurch.
Some planned improvements in Dunedin's public bus transport system - including more than 230 new services - will take effect on the city's southern routes next month.
China's insurance regulator estimates the payout in the fatal Yangtze cruise ship capsizing last week, which killed more than 400 people, at about 92.5 million yuan ($NZ21 million), the official Xinhua news agency has reported.
Prime Minister John Key gets rid of his mobile phone every few months for security reasons.
The New Zealand Transport Agency was quick to remove human waste from a Wellington tunnel this morning as it was a matter of health and safety.
A mentally-handicapped man with the mental age of a 9-year-old was accidentally strangled to death after becoming entangled in electrical bed wires, a coroner has found.
More than 90,650 sq km of ocean habitat along the US Atlantic coast has gained protection from trawl and dredge fishing that could harm deep-sea ocean corals, according to an environmental group supporting the restrictions.
A Chinese reality TV star is pairing up with Tourism New Zealand to encourage overseas tourists against self-driving.
A 10-month-old baby who suffered broken arms was left in pain and anguish by his carers, a Dunedin judge said yesterday.
A stolen motorbike is believed to have been involved in a crash that left one person dead and another seriously injured in the Bay of Plenty.
Civil rights activists are calling called for criminal charges to be laid against one of two Los Angeles police officers in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, after the city's police commission found the officer had violated department policy.
The funeral for respected New Zealand lawyer Sir Peter Williams will be held in Auckland at the weekend.
A stern Pope Francis has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a "sincere and great effort" to achieve peace in Ukraine.