One person is dead after a collision on State Highway 2 in Whakamarama in the Bay of Plenty.
A crew of volunteer firefighters in the Bay of Plenty had bottles at them thrown by a group of teen arsonists this morning.
Eighteen fire engines and three helicopters are currently fighting a bush fire in West Auckland.
A person who died after a car crashed into a power pole in Canterbury last night was electrocuted, police say.
A young Auckland man is facing charges after he allegedly drove through a stop sign and hit a police car, causing a pile-up that wrote off three vehicles in Gisborne.
A woman remains in a serious condition in hospital following a light plane crash at Raglan yesterday.
The holiday road toll has climbed to 16 after a passenger injured in a crash on Boxing Day died in hospital this morning.
Police are investigating after an elderly Dunedin couple was found dead in their home this morning.
A Kiwi diver and firefighter has been hailed for his courage after dying in a violent California storm.
A man who died saving his young niece and two daughters from drowning at a South Taranaki beach yesterday has been named by police.
An 11-year-old boy has died after getting caught in a rip at a Northland beach today.
Less than 48 hours into their holiday, two American tourists were the victims of a "vicious and unprovoked" attack in Northland -- with one needing reconstructive surgery.
A New Zealander who died in an avalanche in the French Alps was a "remarkable" woman who was an accomplished alpinist and skier and had a close relationship with her teenage daughter, colleagues say.
No prizes for guessing the major topic for discussion when New Zealand have their team meeting in Auckland today.
A mature, measured and thrilling run chase drove New Zealand to victory by four wickets chasing 277 against Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international in Nelson.
New Zealand are about to discover what ODI life without Kane Williamson is all about, albeit briefly.
Two young men who drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne on Saturday were "really neat kids", their father says.
A body has been recovered from the Waikato River this morning.
Six-year-old Destiny can't walk without a frame because of domestic violence meted out to her birth mother and now she needs a costly spinal operation in the United States.
The union backing of Labour leader Andrew Little in last year's leadership contest did not translate into hard cash - he got no donations of more than $500 and raised a total of just $5000 to $6000 compared with the $18,000 raised by Grant Robertson and $23,000 by David Parker.