An elderly couple were killed in an early morning house fire at Tolaga Bay, on the East Coast 50km north of Gisborne.
A Hamilton man who was electrocuted at a Northland camping ground yesterday was an incredible young man, who had time for anyone, a friend says.
Farmers and rural householders are being warned about starting fires after a "crazy" seven hours by South Island firefighters tackling small rural blazes today.
A 12-year-old girl remains in hospital following a jetboat crash near Queenstown yesterday.
A man has died in a car crash near Fairlie in Canterbury this morning.
Police have found the family of a toddler who was abandoned at a Work and Income office in South Auckland yesterday.
At least four farmers have taken their lives since Fonterra cut its milk payout forecast for the coming season.
A Rotorua judge says a family of German tourists are lucky to be alive after the car a Chinese tourist was driving crashed into them on State Highway 5.
The Police Minister has called on New Zealand Police to undertake a review of their Summer Road Safety campaign.
Two men employed by a high school in Balclutha have been ordered to repay the school's board following a Novopay error.
Petrol prices fell again today and more discounts are expected in days ahead.
The Government has been accused of failing to do enough to prevent road crashes involving tourists, following the sentencing of a man who killed his mother and seriously injured his sister after he fell asleep at the wheel.
More than 10 new victims have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Rolf Harris, including a number of New Zealanders.
Prime Minister John Key has hinted that one of the most controversial anti-terror measures may be watered down in order to get cross-party support.
The police officers that apprehended an armed gunman at Waitakere Hospital have been applauded for their "extreme bravery". The officers were at the hospital dealing with an unrelated matter when the alleged offender turned up at about 3pm this afternoon and fired a shotgun blast at a parked police car.
Guests at a 6-year-old's birthday party were shocked to see a mob brawling with police outside the property in Christchurch yesterday.
A South Korean tourist was dressed in dark clothing and was probably distracted by stargazing when he was hit and killed by a car on an unlit rural Queenstown road last year, a coroner has found.
Fire crews in the South Island have been kept busy overnight, responding to a scrub fire in the hills of West Otago and Roxburgh and a suspicious blaze in Christchurch's Red Zone.
Police persuaded a man to put a knife down and surrender, ending a stand-off in a Far North supermarket today.
One person has died in a crash involving a car and truck on State Highway 1 between Amberley and Kaikoura in Canterbury.