Radical changes need to be made to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025, a proposal that is backed by senior New Zealand decision-makers, research says.
Summerset Group, the retirement village operator widely tipped to list on the NZX this year, has appointed high-profile company director Rob Campbell as its chairman.
A special court hearing has been held at Wellington Hospital for the man charged with murdering Assyrian refugee Eman Hurmiz.
Police are searching for two unmasked robbers who went on a "robbery spree'' in Auckland yesterday.
Winter arrived late this year, but was announced with two extreme polar outbreaks that broke records.
KiwiSaver is giving New Zealand's provincial property market a boost. For the past nine months, first-home buyers have been able to withdraw their savings to help them buy a property.
A motorcyclist is in a serious condition after a car and motorcycle collided in Hamilton this morning.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully opened a Pacific conference with some shocking statistics about the education failings of the Pacific region.
New Zealand share prices were only slightly weaker in the first few minutes of trading, despite a sharp fall on the US sharemarket on Friday.
A kayaker who went missing on a river trip near Rotorua last night has been found along with two colleagues who also became lost while looking for her.
The New Zealander who was murdered in Thailand last week was laid to rest in Westport on Saturday.
Hawkes Bay will play premiership rugby next season after a pulsating 35-30 win in the ITM Cup championship final in Palmerston North last night.
Police will have a special hearing today at the Wellington Hospital bedside of the man charged with the murder of Eman Hurmiz.
Wairarapa authorities and community groups are in crisis mode after four teenagers died in a suspected mass-suicide pact.
Police have dropped a charge against musician Tiki Taane following mediation.
The family of the Auckland man who died on a Jetstar flight say he had a pre-existing heart condition.
Residents of an idyllic coastal town are reeling after the grisly discovery yesterday of two bodies at an isolated rural house.
Happy Feet, the stranded penguin who captured the hearts of New Zealanders, is back in the southern ocean.
Police and child welfare authorities are hunting a woman who was spotted breastfeeding and driving at the same time - with three other children in the car.
Two people have been killed in crashes in the Manawatu region this weekend.