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.
Prime Minister John Key says he will continue to respond to correspondence from right wing blogger Cameron Slater, but won't be proactively contacting him.
Labour leader Andrew Little has unveiled plans to challenge the way the Labour Party has traditionally related to working people.
A search has resumed this morning for a fisherman who has not been seen since his boat capsized in an estuary north of Auckland on Saturday.
Police believe a male motorcyclist killed in Christchurch yesterday lost control of his bike.
Millie Elder-Holmes has spoken about how she still has nightmares after she cradled her partner Connor Morris in her arms as he lay dying.
A lightning strike knocked one of Air New Zealand's new Dreamliners out of action for two days.
With just two days to go before the next America's Cup venue is announced, Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed it would be harder to justify government funding if the venue were Bermuda in 2017.
Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clashed with police as they tried to encircle government headquarters, defying orders for protesters to retreat after more than two months of demonstrations.