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.
Homicide investigators say they have identified men seen in video footage leaving an Auckland motel where Ihaia Gillman-Harris was attacked.
A car that crashed off a bridge in South Westland two days ago has been recovered this morning, with two bodies inside.
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.
The mother of seven of the eight children stabbed to death in Cairns has been arrested.
The death of a tourist in a rental car smash on the South Island's West Coast yesterday is the latest in a series of serious crashes involving visitors to the country.
Senior Cera staff raised concerns about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint was made, the State Services Commission has confirmed.
An eyewitness to an altercation involving AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd today says the rocker was warned: "Back up. I don't want to break your face."
A police officer was repeatedly punched in the head in a daylight attack that ended only when a member of the public stepped in.
Tourists renting cars across the country will now find simple road safety tips on the steering wheels.
A Christchurch father wrongly accused of being a paedophile died from horrific burn injuries after having petrol poured over him and being set alight by two "vigilantes", a court heard today.
The Government has announced 13 grants totalling $970,000 for the upkeep and improvement of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
Eight children are dead and a woman is in hospital after a multiple stabbing in far north Queensland.
Christmas Day will be cloudy for most places around the country, with a chance of a shower for Auckland and Northland, according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.
With the annual summer exodus to the beach about to begin, motorists are being warned to take care while driving this festive season.