The dropping of firearms charges against the "Urewera 18'' is a victory for common sense, Green MP Keith Locke says.
All firearms charges against the "Urewera 18'' arrested after police raids on alleged military training camps in the Ureweras have been dropped.
A Wairarapa man has won Lotto for the second time in his life.
''Hier kom die manne'' - here come the men - rang out the greeting to the Springboks across a sparkling Wellington waterfront today.
The parents of Scottish-born Allison McPhee, whose body was found in her Wellington City Council bedsit in Newtown Park six days after a vicious beating in June last year, say they will never forgive her killer.
An 8-year-old girl is in critical but stable condition at Auckland's Starship Hospital while police continue with investigations into a bus crash that left 35 children injured yesterday.
New Zealand's Emily Fanning came close causing an upset at the US Open junior tennis tournament today but went down to American hotshot Madison Keys 6-1 6-7(1) 6-3.
New Zealanders Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson finish tied for eighth place in the Nationwide Golf Tour's Mylan Classic on Sunday.
The Serious Fraud Office has dropped fraud charges against financier Allan Hubbard but his wife Jean is likely to remain under statutory management until at least next week.
Researchers have found a link between an overdose on Shortland Street and the method used by young people who tried to take their lives.
Gold medal winner Mahe Drysdale has spoken of his "18 months of hell'' following his sensational victory in the single scull at the world rowing championships in Slovenia.
Police spent all night guarding a crime scene at a Western Bay of Plenty property and continued there today after the discovery of two bodies yesterday afternoon.
An electrician sent to investigate why power had been lost inside the Pike River Mine could see a man lying in the roadway only 2m ahead of him but, unable to breathe and fearing he would die, had to retreat.
A man is dead after a quad bike rolled north of Auckland this afternoon.
New Zealand-born league star Dana Wilson has died in a car crash in England.
Saying that Ben Franks quite likes the on-field physical stuff is putting it mildly, which is why he is relishing the chance to take on Tonga on Friday night.
Gridlock has hit several major Auckland arterial roads as thousands of dancing Tongan rugby fans take to the streets to support their team.
The couple found dead at a Bay of Plenty house yesterday have been named as Scott Crawford Meikle and Gail Marie Almond.
Former Labour MP Chris Carter will deliver his farewell speech to Parliament tomorrow and Labour leader Phil Goff said he will not attempt to vet the speech in any way.
No longer outsiders in trans-Tasman basketball encounters, the Tall Blacks departed New Zealand today to meet Australia in this week's Oceania Cup full of confidence.