An experienced police officer was strangled by a motorist he pulled over in an Auckland suburb yesterday, prompting calls for all officers to carry Tasers.
Two letterboxes in Blenheim were set on fire at the weekend and police are now appealing to the public for information.
A Westport man was jailed for two years and two months when he was sentenced in the Greymouth District Court on Monday on multiple drugs charges.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown has been snapped parking across a cycle lane on a busy Auckland road - and his flippant apology on social media has created outrage.
A register of deported offenders is now up and running for use by New Zealand government agencies.
Just before midnight, the pavement outside the glowing high-rise towers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is littered with slumbering bodies. Splayed on colourful mats or tucked into folding cots, these are patients' relatives.
Apple introduced its mobile payments service to Britain on Tuesday as Barclays became the last major bank to sign up for the US tech giant's effort to capitalise on the increasing comfort among consumers with making tap-and-go purchases.
Five years on from the horrific murder of Feilding farmer Scott Guy, his sister Anna Guy has shared her recollections of that traumatic day.
An innocent man injured in a motorway shootout has made "speculative" factual claims about the incident and his bid for compensation should be thrown out, the Crown says.
Lawyers, real estate agents, accountants and landlords expressed support for the Government's moves on foreign property investors buying residential property from October.
A massive snow-shovelling exercise to reopen Gisborne-East Coast rural roads cut off by heavy snow last week is nearly over, with all roads expected to be passable by tomorrow.
Police have apologised to New Zealand's top diplomat for a dawn drug raid on the upmarket Wellington apartment his children live in.
A prosecutor in the United States broke down in court on Tuesday, saying the gunman who killed a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater had nothing but "mass murder" on his mind when went on the rampage.
Labour's Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff admits some of the constituents in his ethnically diverse electorate could be put off by his party's comments on Chinese housing investors.
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed a nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers including the United States as an "important" breakthrough.
Senior Labour MP Phil Goff has given the strongest hint yet he'll run for mayor of Auckland next year.
The Government must immediately stop exports of unprocessed West Coast windblown rimu and beech, New Zealand First says.
A Westport child whose foster mother claims has been let down by the Government has been admitted into a facility for the mentally disabled after 15 weeks of trying.
Rescuers frantically searched for an injured woman trapped in her car over a bank in Northland for an hour.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the influenza immunisation programme will be extended until the end of next month.