Westport's deputy fire chief was embarrassed to have the fire chief and two fire engines called out to his training exercise on Friday evening.
Kim Dotcom has avoided going back to jail after a bail hearing at which it was suggested he had made so much money he was now a flight risk.
A neighbour is angry a 19th-century mansion built by a Speight's Brewery founder in Dunedin could be demolished to make room for a car park.
Cheryl Gwyn is refusing to comment on whether the Prime Minister's text exchange with Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater will be part of her investigation into the leak of her recent report into the...
The New Zealand government decided to extradite a former Catholic brother to Australia to face child-sex abuse charges on the basis that they trusted authorities there to "get it right", a court heard today.
The owners of 200 storage units lost everything when a Wellington facility became the target of an arson, a court was told today.
The Families Commission is rebranding today taking a name that almost identical to a French Super Market chain.
A house where homicide victim Matthew Stevens might have visited is being forensically examined while police attempt to piece together the events leading to his death.
Murdered New Zealander Campbell Paterson was wanted by police on drugs and violence charges in the days before his dismembered body was found in a chilly bin in rural Australia.
With just two days to go before the next America's Cup venue is announced, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed it would be harder to justify government funding if the venue were Bermuda in 2017.
SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge has been recalled today to answer questions by MPs on the committee considering extensions to the powers of the domestic spy agency, especially ones about wanting 48 hours of warrantless surveillance in a emergency.
A Hawke's Bay Muslim man is calling on "souljahs of Allah" to join him in forming the "Islamic State of Aotearoa".
New Zealand and Australia are in talks around forming a joint force to serve in Iraq against Islamic State, a century after the first Anzac force was created, Australian media are reporting.
Former Justice Minister Judith Collins failed to gain assurances from Australian authorities that an ex-Catholic brother would get legal aid before she decided to have him extradited there to face child-sex abuse charges, his lawyer said today.
Samples collected from Otago Peninsula last week are being tested in Wellington in another bid to find the trigger for an illness threatening yellow-eyed penguin chicks.
Police believe a stabbing in Welcome Bay on Saturday night and the discovery of a teenager's body outside a Tauranga home yesterday morning are linked.
Disorder and drunkenness kept Dunedin police busy on Saturday night.
New laws around driver licences come into force today, tightening the rules around gaining a licence.
The family of a young Australian school pupil injured in a horror crash that killed two people near Rotorua are keeping a vigil at his hospital bedside.
An accident has left a former top volleyball representative not knowing if she will walk again.