New Zealand women's pair Juliette Haigh and Rebecca Scown have turned in a stunning performance to win gold in a photo finish at the World Rowing Championships at Lake Bled in Slovenia.
Former heads of the Defence Force have rejected claims made by Nicky Hager in his latest book Other People's Wars.
A well-known comedian who pleaded guilty to performing an indecent act on his daughter has been allowed to walk free because he has stopped drinking, paid a high price - and "makes people laugh''.
Troubled Timaru financier Allan Hubbard has sustained multiple injuries and is in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital after a collision north of Oamaru.
The Warriors ground out a tense victory over the Cowboys tonight to earn themselves a potential second life when the NRL finals begin next week.
Result from a national championship netball match played in Dunedin today.
Police are hunting four teenage girls who robbed a vulnerable amputee of his mobility scooter and $1400 in cash.
Volunteers have found new clues in the search on Lake Arapuni for two missing Waikato fishermen.
Claiming "constitutional immunity'', Tauranga man Tamati Mason refused to enter pleas to murder and attempted murder charges when he appeared in the High Court at Rotorua today.
Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, has confirmed the forecast payment for the 2012 season, which is expected to decline from 2011's record payout as global commodity prices ease from their highs.
Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the William Webb Ellis Trophy to New Zealand seven days before the start of the Rugby World Cup.
The Labour Party has announced its full list of electorate candidats for the 2011 General Election.
An 82-year-old school bus driver helped by passengers when he fell ill says he is a victim of false allegations after he ordered children off the bus.
The first details of the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony at Eden Park have been revealed - and they feature a mystery "sporting legend''.
One of the fishermen missing at Lake Arapuni has been named as Jordan Keith Pooley, 21, of Tokoroa.
Police have seized cash, cannabis, computers, one shotgun and twenty-two people in a nationwide raid on the Rebels Motorcycle Club.
A "quirky" New Zealand animator who died holidaying in Spain will be remembered with a private family service atop a mountain.
A Hastings woman was today sentenced to four years in jail after stabbing a woman she found in bed with her girlfriend.
Police are continuing their search for two fishermen who have not returned from a fishing trip on Lake Arapuni, north of Lake Taupo, last weekend.
Police say a 15-year-old Christchurch boy, missing for six days, may be in the North Island.