A new partnership around rugby league aims to improve the education, health and wellbeing of thousands of young people and families.
Class disruptions and a lack of exposure to algebra and geometry are just some of the issues being linked to New Zealand slipping from 13th to 22nd in OECD maths ratings.
An overseas student who was grabbed around the neck and dragged towards a car managed to lash out at her attacker to escape.
Protests over the Vietnam War and antinuclear issues contributed strongly to New Zealand's sense of identity as an independent nation, a Wellington historian, Dr Jock Phillips, said yesterday.
A spike of crime in the Tainui area led police to hit the beat and knock on doors yesterday.
The Australian Federal Police say a number of Australians that were "not on anyone's radar" managed to slip out of the country in the past few days to join jihadist group Islamic State.
A local resident holds vital clues that will solve the shooting murder of two people beside a lonely back road on the NSW-Victorian border, a senior investigator says.
Phillip John Smith, caught yesterday in Rio de Janeiro after fleeing NZ, has been transferred this morning to another prison in Brazil.
A sketch of the mural Reaching for the Stars proposed for Caversham.
Being multiple birth aware can mean different things to different people.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepoti's 20th anniversary celebrations this weekend will be a glassy affair.
New York City firefighters rescued two window washers who had been trapped for two hours on broken scaffolding dangling outside the 69th floor of New York's tallest skyscraper, local officials said.
Eight road fatalities in the past four days have contributed to a deadly month on New Zealand's roads.
An overseas student who was grabbed around the neck and dragged toward a car managed to lash out at her attacker to escape.
Police have charged a 52-year-old man after an alleged telephone threat today which forced a lock-down of the Winz office building iin Gisborne.
Some of the world's best water sports athletes - including surfers and stand-up paddleboarders - will be based in Auckland next March competing for the title of the The Ultimate Waterman.
Solid Energy has released a dossier of documents it considered before calling off the Pike River Mine re-entry, which show in startling detail the risks considered, from helicopter crashes to skin disorders.
A good Samaritan was stranded when a 16-year-old hitchhiker stole her car in Dunedin, police said.
A prowler with a penchant for female clothing, including underwear, is active in the student quarter.
The world's first specialist prison treatment programme for child molesters in Canterbury has today celebrated its 25th anniversary, with prison chiefs reflecting on its success in reducing re-offending.