A new primary school has been given the go ahead in Takanini in Auckland.
A Tararua farmer is happy to be home in one piece after a brush with death when his truck's brakes failed on a steep hill.
Recently released United States Air Force files has confirmed that a suspected UFO photographed in the skies above Auckland more than 60 years ago was actually just a cloud.
Golden Boot winner Shaun Johnson will face strong challenges from national captain Simon Mannering and prop Jesse Bromwich for 2014 Kiwis Player of the Year.
The post-World Cup exodus from New Zealand rugby may have another member, with reports linking Ben Tameifuna with French club Racing Metro.
One of Auckland Zoo's two siamang gibbons has been put down, ending an 11-year life in which he was believed to have been severely depressed.
Unions have rejected a call from Finance Minister Bill English for further restraint in wage increases because of the low-inflation environment.
The latest round of mortgage wars is heating up, with three more banks cutting interest rates in the fight to attract customers.
Pakeha nearly "exterminated" Maori and need to make good on the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi -- including compulsory te reo in all primary schools, philanthropist Gareth Morgan has said ahead of a visit to the Ratana Church today.
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Nearly all fish oil supplements marketed in New Zealand contain much less of the brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, an eye-opening study has found.
Firefighters have been battling a number of large rural fires across the North Island.
Marina Erakovic's Australian Open campaign has come to an end, after a first round loss in the doubles on Wednesday night.
Firefighters are working to control a blaze at a hay shed in New Plymouth this morning.
Auckland will travel to take on Central Districts in Saturday's Ford Trophy preliminary final after falling to a narrow defeat against Northern Districts today.
You might think of them as grubby transient types, wearing trench coats in darkened corners of public parks but several men before the court on indecency charges recently show the stereotype of the common flasher might need some updating.
A drug criminal who dodged border controls and fled New Zealand just days after convicted murderer and sex offender Phillip John Smith allegedly escaped to South America has been caught in Australia and deported.
Finance Minister Bill English says wage increases, especially in the public sector, may have to be smaller than previously expected with inflation running so low.
Sounds Air will provide Westport's new air service after Air New Zealand bails out.
The Department of Internal Affairs is reviewing the way people access Births, Deaths and Marriages records.