A police officer accused of repeatedly beating a young girl will not stand trial after the Crown withdrew charges against him.
Tomorrow night's Super 15 final in Wellington will end in celebration for MP Grant Robertson, no matter what the result.
State Highway 1 south of Dunedin is fully open again following a head-on crash involving two vehicles between Allanton and Waihola.
Former All Black Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault.
Despite strong-wind and rough-sea warnings, operators of a dolphin-watching charter decided to brave the conditions with 40 people aboard the vessel.
Wet and windy weather which is lashing parts of the country today looks likely to settle in time for tomorrow night's clash between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders.
An elderly woman remains in hospital after being assaulted during an incident in the Hawke's Bay.
Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh is dead after being stabbed multiple times during an argument at his family home.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Australia and New Zealand in November, their second trip Down Under together.
A man who died after he was hit in the head with an axe in Kawerau last night has been named by police.
On April 23, the New Zealand Herald published, front-page and online, an article about Amanda Bailey and the controversy over her reaction to the Prime Minister, John Key, when he persistently pulled her ponytail at the cafe where she worked as a waitress.
Surgical trainees have been warned to avoid seeking placement at Dunedin Hospital, because its trainee orthopaedic surgeon positions have been removed for a year.
Ron Mark is New Zealand First's deputy leader after caucus members voted to dump Tracey Martin from the position.
BP Plc will pay up to $US18.7 billion in penalties to the US government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in US history.
Sophie Langston and her partner, Simon Thomas, weren't looking forward to their drive back to Auckland after a family funeral in Wanganui.
A nasty patch of weather expected to hit the waterlogged Wanganui region is instead heading Auckland's way today and it could cause localised flooding and treacherous driving conditions.
The body of a hunter who went missing in the Coromandel has been found.
A university student who murdered a man sleeping rough at Fremantle's E-Shed Markets will spend at least 16 years behind bars.
The start of the new Dunedin southern routes bus service has been accompanied by teething troubles, and community concern about lack of direct bus access to South Dunedin from Green Island.
Australian Federal Police officers have raided the electoral office of Wollongong MP and Labor party whip Noreen Hay, the ABC reports.