The number of people using methamphetamine has dropped but the remaining pockets are using more than ever - and some parts of the country are not adequately covered by support services.
A family of four has been found dead in a home in Sydney's northern suburbs.
The Supreme Court jury hearing the the murder trial of Gold Coast man Gable Tostee has retired to consider its verdict.
The Otago Regional Councillor who lost his seat to Michael Laws by five votes is seeking a recount.
An Auckland mayoral candidate was found guilty for ramming the car which had a mother and her two children inside while he was driving five times over the legal blood alcohol limit.
Dunedin was the hottest place in the country for a time today before a rapid 10degC drop in temperature cooled the city down.
A former MediaWorks staffer who misused company credit cards and created fictitious invoices to the tune of more than $450,000 has been sent to prison for three years.
A Dunedin cleaner accused of killing his boss attacked her as she finished her shift, dragged her out of a van as she tried to escape and beat her to death with a hammer as she lay on the ground, the Crown says.
Police have confirmed the man who was found dead in his crashed ute was a Christchurch man who had been missing for 10 days.
Four of New Zealand's supermarket brands have joined forces to combat growing childhood obesity in New Zealand.
A Cairo court sentenced 18 defendants on two years in prison for insulting the judiciary, after the defendants cheered inside the cage when one of them threw his shoe at the judge, security sources and a lawyer said.
The daughter of US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has died after being caught in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police say.
Students with special education needs are "grossly over-represented" among students who are being informally removed from schools, a new report by YouthLaw Aotearoa says.
Britain and the US may impose additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria's five-year war.
Employers are being challenged to take on 500 unemployed young people in the next 50 days to give young New Zealanders a break into their first jobs.
Women's refuges, church agencies and other community groups will soon have to hand over their client details to the Government in return for funding.
A burst water pipe at Moana Pool meant some areas had to be closed for a time yesterday.
A leading Chinese real estate business has studied the world's fastest-rising house prices and found New Zealand topped the list of 45 countries.
Donald Trump has again cast doubt on the legitimacy of the US election, tweeting that he believes the results are being "rigged" at many polling places.
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