NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, testifying about a request for a protective order against him, said his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin sent on covert missions who once returned to their hotel room in a blood-splattered evening gown.
A 21-year-old Norwegian man was fined 10,000 crowns ($1,300) for fraud because he accepted a contract killing job without intending to carry it out, police told Reuters.
Israel's foreign minister called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan an "anti-Semitic bully" in a meeting with Israeli ambassadors and said Europe was being cowardly in not taking him on.
Two Dunedin men managed to find one of the few cold, wet spots left in Central Otago, prompting a police search and rescue call-out and a warning about preparing for four-wheel-drive journeys.
For many young people, Crohn's disease is painful, debilitating and difficult to talk about with friends - and worst of all, it can leave sufferers with little to look forward to each day.
The warm weather may be a treat for some Rotorua residents looking to bask in the sunshine, but it also provides an opportunity for daytime thieves, police say.
The price of petrol keeps plunging but the savings are yet to ignite discounts for consumers elsewhere in the economy.
New Zealanders are right to feel ''uneasy'' about where to draw the line over domestic surveillance by the country's intelligence and security agencies, Cambridge University historian Dr David Burke says.
A young father whose baby died in suspicious circumstances more than four months ago is furious that homicide detectives have still not told him how his son died.
A film project dramatising the 'Black Widow' murder case of Helen Milner who poisoned her husband has received taxpayers' funding.
North Dunedin is still largely empty of students, but the University of Otago's Campus Watch is keeping a careful eye on the area for opportunist thieves.
The Accident Compensation Corporation is paying for more botched tattoo jobs as more people in Dunedin get dodgy ink work covered.
If University of Otago PhD student Ann Cronin has an academic problem, she often takes a hammer to it.
A national emergency text service was affected by a technical outage today, police say.
Manu Taylor has stepped down as station manager at the alternative radio station bFM.
Drivers can share dashboard camera footage with the public and not breach privacy law as long as videos do not identify people, the Privacy Commissioner says.
A search has been launched for a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from Dunedin.
The police and the SPCA are investigating the death of a dog found in Greymouth with its skull smashed in.
The girlfriend of an Auckland rugby star said he was trying to protect her when he got involved in a fracas that led to him being charged by police.
An Instagram picture that appeared to show the Prime Minister's son Max Key with a suspected felon turned out to be a teenage hoax.