Disgraced former Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill has been released on parole, having served three years short of his nine-year conviction for multiple child sex offences.
Rugby World Cup sweepstakes should be small and simple - that's the message from the Internal Affairs Department.
Comedian Jon Gadsby today pleaded guilty to his third drink-driving charge.
Two 18-year-old men will appear in Tauranga District Court early next week charged with causing more than $10,000 worth of damage in a drunken spree in which they hurled riverstones at cars, schools and a bus.
Three crews of firefighters battled a blaze in a maintenance building at Christchurch International Airport about noon.
A woman died after falling from her bicycle in Westport yesterday.
High winds have disrupted the opening of the canoe slalom world championships in Slovakia, providing delight and dismay for the New Zealand-based contingent.
Telecom chief executive Paul Reynolds was paid $5.1 million in the year to June, the company said today.
Police are on the alert for Rugby World Cup ticket fraud after confiscating a number of tickets already.
All Black great and global rugby superstar Jonah Lomu is the "mystery sporting legend'' who will make an appearance at tonight's opening ceremony for Rugby World Cup 2011.
A young woman who ran out into the path of a moving police car in Napier early this morning is in a critical condition in Hawke's Bay Hospital.
An Auckland University lecturer accused of bullying medical students during a roleplaying exercise has been awarded $10,000 - for injury to his feelings.
National MP and Te Atatu candidate Tau Henare is denying he gave a woman the finger during an alleged road rage incident last week, saying that he threw his hands up in despair.
Firemen were kept busy battling two blazes in Auckland's eastern suburbs last night, including a suspicious fire at Howick College.
Police investigating the violent death of Helensville man Lee Ross McMurdo say they are in it for the long haul, as the inquiry moves into its sixth week.
New Zealanders have enjoyed plenty of Olympic success in triathlon but their chances of adding to their medal tally in London might become clearer this weekend.
More than one New Zealander under 25 is dying every week from "a toxic tide'' of alcohol-related causes, an official review has found.
A Coromandel holiday park popular with hundreds of holiday makers until its closure several years ago could once again ring with the sounds of summer.
The Earthquake Commission's wage bill since the first Canterbury earthquake a year ago is $138 million, chief executive Ian Simpson said this morning as he defended pay levels for his staff.
The US Eagles international rugby team will mark the anniversary of the September 11 attacks just hours before their World Cup campaign opens against Ireland on Sunday.