A baby girl died following a difficult birth in which a registrar was "out of her depth" and undertook the delivery without the required direct supervision of a specialist obstetrician.
A boy hit by a car in Rotorua is in a stable condition.
The wild, rainy weather that hit the country at the weekend has made way for a much more settled start to the week, forecasters say.
A worker who posted comments online calling his former employer "a pile of crap" has been penalised for breaching a settlement agreement.
Two Auckland men accused of burning a 21-year-old man to death over his life savings used nearly $25,000 within 48 hours of the alleged murder, a court has heard.
A man is in police custody after a domestic violence incident in Avondale during which he allegedly brandished a firearm.
A woman on a motorbike who was killed at a road works site last week has been named by police.
Teenage murder accused Beauen Wallace-Loretz remains on the run for a fifth day after disconnecting his electronic monitoring anklet and fleeing from a bail address last Thursday.
Police are investigating several burglaries in Dunedin over the weekend.
An unexplained fire on a block of Coromandel land, in the region convicted double murderer David Tamihere is banned from visiting, is being investigated.
Several crashes and breakdowns on Auckland's motorways this morning have caused headaches for motorists.
Prime Minister John Key has refused to respond to claims by the former GCSB director of "mass collection" of data on New Zealanders.
A 3-year-old Irish setter has died after competing at the Crufts dog show in England, amid claims it was poisoned.
The Vatican says it has received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo that were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago.
A woman was lifted to safety last night after slipping about 3m down a bank on to a beach at Port Chalmers.
Two people were injured in motorcycle accidents yesterday.
A serial fraudster has scammed one of the country's top judges out of more than $40,000.
Aspects of Australia's asylum-seeker policies have breached the United Nations Convention against Torture, an independent expert has found.
Dunedin City Library has turned science fiction into real life with its new ''world-first'' automated sorting system.
Dunedin's Rattray St is about to get some much needed love, when Australian street artist Fintan Magee starts work on a ''massive'' mural there next week.