A man has died after a crash between a fully laden logging truck and a ute on State Highway 30 this afternoon.
The arrest of three inmates at Mt Eden prison for allegedly helping to run a methamphetamine ring has not worried the Corrections Minister.
Blessie Gotingco's family say they are extremely relieved that finally the man who raped and killed her can be named.
New Zealand First members have walked out of Parliamentary question time after Winston Peters was ejected by Speaker David Carter.
A community leader says witch doctors are fleeing the country in droves under threat of deportation.
The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.
The Parole Board, prison service and a judge kept murderer and rapist Tony Robertson away from society for as long as the law allowed, New Zealand Herald inquiries have found.
Dangerous offenders like Tony Robertson regularly breach special court orders meant to keep them under close watch after being released from prison.
Dunedin Hospital is feeling the pressure after a spike in the number of patients with flu-like symptoms filling beds, it has been confirmed.
A North Otago man who lost his life after a jetboat crash near Haast last year died from a heart attack during emergency surgery, the coroner has ruled.
Armed men opened fire at a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 21 guests and wounding eight, provincial officials said on Monday.
Women's Minister Louise Upston and Transport Minister Simon Bridges are among those copping blame for the deeds of their predecessors after analysis named and shamed ministers with low rates of appointing women to boards.
Police are working to identify a body found at an Auckland beach late this morning.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms are creeping towards Auckland and are forecast to hit later this afternoon.
Parts of the Pacific Ocean are now the hottest they've been in 17 years, raising concerns about disruptive El Nino weather phenomena hitting New Zealand.
The inquiry into the way the private sector jailer Serco is running Mt Eden prison is studying whether violence there has been "under-reported", says under-fire Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.
A major overhaul of how public health services are funded is being explored, with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcoming the radical proposals as "good for debate".
The prosecution case of a Tauranga man accused of fleecing more than $4.2 million from a number of people has been transferred to the Auckland District Court.
Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway 5 near Wairakei, Taupo.
A large portion of Dunedin's mothballed historic courthouse is almost as strong as a brand new building, but will not have services returned to it in the immediate future.