Emergency services are searching for a person reported missing in the water at Bethells Beach.
Two men dressed as Buddhist monks who have been warned for aggressive begging in central Auckland may be prevented from returning to New Zealand once they leave, despite holding two-year-multiple entry visitor visas.
Seventy years ago today a German submarine entered Gisborne's port on an unsuccessful search for ships to sink in New Zealand waters.
The Crown says an Auckland rugby star was a key player in a bloody assault "very much about attack and retaliation, not about defence".
An investigation has been launched after a 20-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Palmerston North this morning.
An employer failed to provide a safe workplace to a framer who was shot in the chest with a nailgun by another employee, the Employment Relations
Dunedin Police located a 12-year-old boy who went missing on Tuesday evening.
Two men have been arrested over a tomahawk attack in Stoke yesterday.
Two climbers have completed a historic 19-day ascent to the summit of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan in California after scaling the rock formation's 900m sheer granite face without climbing tools, a spokeswoman says.
Newcastle beaches have been closed for a record sixth day in a row with repeated sightings of a great white shark keeping swimmers out of the water.
A woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her in 2008 at the Playboy Mansion has met Los Angeles police for two hours, her attorney says, in what could conceivably result in the first criminal case against the comedian.
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.
The first anniversary of the murder of Dunedin siblings Bradley and Ellen Livingstone comes as the Government makes reducing family violence a priority.
The first use of New Zealand newborn baby bloodspot cards for research has now been approved. Elspeth McLean, who has been following developments surrounding the 46-year-old national card collection for several years, updates the story.
Reports of a helicopter crash at Ngunguru, Whangarei have turned out to be a training exercise.
A woman died and two people were seriously injured in an early morning crash that forced the closure of a main arterial route north of Auckland.
Boats illegally fishing for toothfish in the Southern Ocean continue to evade the New Zealand Navy.
Friends have paid tribute to a New Zealand man found dead on a mountain in northern England this week after being missing for four days.
Today marks the second anniversary of the mini-bus crash in Kenya that took the lives of three Bay people and a Kenyan.
Earthquakes twice rattled Masterton yesterday, almost a year after a major shake caused more than $8 million in damages in Eketahuna.