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.
Two men employed by a high school in Balclutha have been ordered to repay the school's board following a Novopay error.
The Police Minister has called on New Zealand Police to undertake a review of their Summer Road Safety campaign.
Petrol prices fell again today and more discounts are expected in days ahead.
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.
More than 10 new victims have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Rolf Harris, including a number of New Zealanders.
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.
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.
One person has died in a crash involving a car and truck on State Highway 1 between Amberley and Kaikoura in Canterbury.
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.
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.