A social worker who used a mirror to look between a young girl's legs in a library has admitted his behaviour was "wrong, creepy and sick".
A fugitive who went on the run for three years after allegedly escaping police custody by climbing out of a hospital window while handcuffed and hooked up to a heart monitor has pleaded guilty.
Middlemore Hospital has set up a bio-containment unit in response to the global Ebola scare, even though specialists say New Zealand is at little risk of infected patients arriving.
It's been labelled a revenue-gathering mission, but the police "zero tolerance" summer speed limit campaign contributed just $420 in fines.
A New Zealand woman who claimed she had been gang-raped after meeting a man on Tinder in Sydney has retracted her claim.
A pickaxe-wielding teenager in a disguise robbed a Invrecargill shop early this morning.
A nurse is being tested for Ebola virus in Cairns after returning from Sierra Leone, where she had been helping treat people infected with the deadly disease.
A pilot who ran a stop sign during a Lord of the Rings sightseeing road-trip and caused a car crash that seriously injured colleagues has today been ordered by a judge to pay $10,000 compensation to both victims.
Labour's Grant Robertson has put in his formal nomination to be Labour leader, backed by MPs Kris Faafoi and Rino Tirikatene.
A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a homeless Aucklander has admitted stomping on his head for half an hour during a ferocious attack.
A man is in serious condition in Dunedin Hospital after an assault in Riverton overnight on Thursday.
Mana leader Hone Harawira has applied to the Electoral Commission for a recount of votes in the Te Tai Tokerau seat.
An investigation into the deaths of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in their Dunedin home has been completed.
Aftershocks are continuing to hit the West Coast and Canterbury after a major quake rocked the central South Island this morning.
Thirteen people have escaped without injury after a skydiving plane crashed in to Lake Taupo today.
A teenage girl has drowned after her paddleboard was swept under a boat by a strong current and wind at Whangamata this afternoon.
Former broadcaster and Maori Party candidate Derek Fox has prompted a heated debate online after suggesting the editor of a satirical French magazine killed in a terror attack "paid the price" for his "bigotry" and "arrogance".
Friends of Scott "Brock" Oliver are coming to terms with news the lively DJ and journalist is presumed drowned after going missing in high country.
Christchurch's tight-knit Fijian Indian community is looking to rally around the parents of a 1-year-old baby girl who died after suffering serious head injuries while in the care of a babysitter.
Kim Dotcom accused New Zealand's spy chief Ian Fletcher of leaving a sinking ship after Mr Fletcher announced today he was resigning.