Police are negotiating with a man in possession of a firearm, in East Auckland.
A 14-year old exchange student struck by a car after getting off the school bus is still fighting for his life a week later.
An untreatable sex super-bug is sparking concern as a strong new strain of gonorrhoea emerges in Auckland.
Two drivers were seriously injured in a crash involving a car, a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a truck this afternoon.
Holiday dinners could be put on hold after of a large number of Christmas hams, salamis and steaks were stolen from a Nelson butcher, police say.
A motorcyclist who crashed on the Southern Motorway yesterday has died in hospital this morning.
A toddler hit by a car in a driveway in South Auckland on Saturday has died.
A motorcyclist who crashed in South Auckland yesterday has died in hospital this morning.
Action from the 17th Annual Dunedin Santa Parade.
Liquidators are hoping to sell Dunedin founded Green Man Brewery - which owes 52 creditors $330,000 - as a going concern.
For the fifth year in a row, Lou Conter made the trip to Honolulu from his Alta Sierra, California, home to remember his USS Arizona shipmates who died in the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
A New Zealand woman has been arrested in India for allegedly operating a ponzi scheme that targeted 60,000 investors.
A man who plunged to his death from a flying fox during a Christmas party should not have been on the equipment, the owners of a Whangarei adventure park say.
Multibillion-dollar roading upgrades, better public transport and a new high-tech computer model could save Aucklanders from the traffic chaos sparked by a harbour bridge crash at the weekend.
Nick Wallbridge was left fighting for his life after a van smash that killed his teacher and classmate.
New Zealand could further extend its mission training security forces in Afghanistan beyond next year after the United States announced it was delaying the planned withdrawal of 1000 troops from Afghanistan this year because of a shortfall in troops from other countries.
New details have emerged about a New Zealand man's trip to Asia to meet his internet girlfriend for the first time, before he was arrested for allegedly smuggling meth into Bali.
Syrian state television says Israeli jets have bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.
After a quarter of a century involved in Dunedin student politics, Mark Baxter is about to move on to something new, Vaughan Elder reports.
Twenty-three years ago Dunedin earthmover Greg Inch founded ''Special Rigs for Special Kids'' as a way of giving back to the community.