A number of Maori skulls in a macabre collection of almost 800 human skulls in Sweden are expected to be returned to Te Papa Museum in Wellington this year.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown has told an inner circle of friends and advisers he plans to seek re-election next year.
A witness to a dramatic car chase that eventually closed Auckland's Harbour Bridge last night has described the "scary" and "crazy" encounter as the alleged gunman attempted to ram police.
Breakers development player and young Tall Black Tai Wynyard is set to attend one of the top basketball schools in the US, committing to the Kentucky Wildcats in 2016.
It's not often you hear a 1.93m, 107kg front-rower admit to being scared, but that's how Ben Matulino is feeling ahead of this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines.
The New Zealand cricket team has seldom been in better form heading into a World Cup, but veteran Daniel Vettori has highlighted run-outs as an area where they must exercise better judgment.
Some well-performed New Zealanders will not be featuring in the playoffs of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions as European club rugby enters the knock-out stages.
An Israeli tourist killed in a crash near Te Anau would likely have survived if she had been wearing a seatbelt, a coroner's inquest has found.
A woman who felt guilty about asking a depressed friend to leave her house late at night so she could get some sleep has been told by a coroner she is not to blame for him fatally crashing his car on the way home.
A motorcyclist has died this afternoon after colliding with another vehicle in Hawke's Bay.
A young girl has died after losing control of her quad bike and hitting a fence at a memorial event in Masterton on the weekend.
Searchers were last night re-evaluating efforts as two young men remain missing, feared drowned, at a popular East Coast surf beach, and in the Waikato River.
Two people were trapped and seriously injured after a pile-up involving a truck and two cars outside Christchurch this morning.
The son of convicted murderer Helen Milner has today admitted possession of a sawn-off shotgun that he got for his own protection after hearing that his mother had hired a hitman to kill him.
The executive director of SPCA Auckland has stood by controversial comments that ethnicity plays a part in the high number of dog attack convictions in South Auckland.
The victims of a violent axe attack that took place in Wellington last year have been named today.
A veteran yachtsman spent two cold, wet hours perched on the mast of his heritage yacht after it hit rocks and sank in the middle of the night.
Labour leader Andrew Little and Prime Minister John Key are both gearing up for their state of the nation speeches on Wednesday in which Mr Key is expected to flesh out National's new social housing policy while Mr Little will set out to woo Aucklanders and business.
Today's fifth Laneway Festival in Auckland is a sell-out.
Police are investigating after a staff member from The Warehouse in Henderson was held up at gunpoint early this morning.