Millions of departing travellers could be spared the chore filling in departure cards following work done by Customs and Statistics New Zealand.
A former award-winning real estate agent turned large-scale P dealer has been jailed for more than nine years.
An elderly woman has been forced to leave her home after a firework that landed in guttering set fire to the roof as she slept last night.
Alcohol appears to be a factor in a street race which ended with a car submerged in the Waikato River, police say.
Some schools are braced for funding cuts in the tens of thousands of dollars as the wealth of their families is re-assessed.
There are concerns Dunedin could follow in Auckland's darkened footsteps if a string of city-wide street-light blackouts is not resolved.
Twenty-two whales have re-stranded at Ohope Beach in the Bay of Plenty this morning.
Motorists have been warned to be cautious on the Desert Rd today as snow has accumulated on the highway.
John Key has promised the Security Intelligence Service will get more powers and staff to respond rapidly to potential threats by New Zealand-based supporters of the jihadist terrorist group Isis (Islamic State) that has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria.
Wife killer Malcolm Webster will have his case reviewed.
The Crown accepts the diagnosis that Teina Pora suffers Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder but disputes that and other admissible new evidence would have led to a not guilty verdict, the Privy Council in London heard last night.
A 12-year-old boy who suffered a critical chest wound at a property in Pongakawa, near Te Puke yesterday afternoon, has died.
The waiting list for colonoscopies has dropped by more than 80% since July last year.
The student behind the notorious ''Rack Appreciation Society'' Facebook page may no longer be at the University of Otago, but with a new sign he is still stirring up controversy.
Britain will boost the number of its army trainers in Iraq in the coming weeks to support the Iraqi armed forces' battle against Islamic State militants, the British defence secretary said on a visit to Baghdad.
The World Health Organization says it is continuing to see a slowdown in weekly Ebola cases in Liberia, although incidence of the disease is still rising in Sierra Leone and stable in Guinea.
France and Britain took a new step towards developing the unmanned fighter planes of the future by commissioning studies for a combat drone that could be ready for deployment in 2030.
The Southern District Health Board has been accused of ‘‘almost Orwellian'' tactics in its handling of the strategic health services plan.
A teenage lion dancer is in hospital with a collapsed lung after landing throat-first on a platform during rehearsals.
A man accused of stabbing his mate to death during a pig hunting trip in outback Queensland is due to face court.