An anti-fluoridation website ad has been removed after it was found to have "unjustifiably played on fear".
A police officer who followed a car that later crashed into a house on the West Coast, killing a passenger, has been cleared of any misconduct.
A ban on fizzy drinks in Northland hospitals has won the support of staff and the public, the Northland District Health Board says.
A 50-year-old Turangi man has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent after two police officers received stab wounds to their hands.
Attending the Dunedin Craft Beer Expo at the Dunedin Railway Station on Saturday evening.
Delta staff were busy again last night working to restore street lights that failed to fire in parts of Dunedin.
A 17-year-old Manurewa youth charged in relation to an attack on an Auckland mother of six who intervened in an alleged street robbery will be kept in segregation until tomorrow.
Two people have been injured in a three-car crash in Auckland in which a man ran away from the scene.
''The rotten war'' - it was Private Alexander Mee's description of World War 1 in a letter to his wife, Jessie, on October 4, 1917.
An extraordinary morning in the Labour Party's wing of Parliament Buildings. There were only two words to describe things -- absolute mayhem.
Labour leader David Cunliffe called again for an early leadership contest and pledged to get behind whoever wins if he loses.
Prime Minister John Key has been congratulated by US President Barack Obama on his re-election -- though he nearly snubbed his call.
It will be like the first day of school when 29 new MPs, 15 of them from the National Party, turn up to various caucus meetings at Parliament today.
Government is always a balancing act. For this term the balance is between an urge in the National Party for business-friendly action and staying in touch with the wider public.
Rarely in politics does reality exceed expectations, but on Saturday night National Party faithful had difficulty believing their good fortune.
The Green Party is set to hold Prime Minister John Key to his promise not to move the party further to the right.
This is the text of the letter David Cunliffe sent to Labour members, supporters and affiliated unions on Saturday night, after the party's shocking election result.
Jason Ede has resigned following 11 years with the National party in the wake of the Dirty Politics scandal.
The Labour party has to take a close look at what went wrong in the election, MP Grant Robertson says, following its heavy defeat at the weekend.
Former television man Tamati Coffey's first politics bid may have fallen short, but that doesn't mean he'll be returning to the small screen.