Police have warned motorists to take extra care on the roads after two people died on Waikato roads within four hours of each other last night.
A Canterbury senior sergeant and a veteran pilot have been named as the two victims of a fatal microlight crash in Timaru last night.
A specialist dive squad has continued the search for a young man feared drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne yesterday.
A New Zealander is among six skiers who died after being carried away by an avalanche during a trek in the French Alps.
An inquest into the death of a young New Zealander who died in Western Australia from a mystery illness is due to begin today.
David Bain's bid for compensation has moved a step forward with the Justice Minister confirming Cabinet will resume consideration of his claim.
Two gliders have landed safely with no injuries south of Auckland, despite earlier reports of a light aircraft crash.
It is unlikely a mystery object that killed an Otago man will ever be fully identified, a coroner says.
Emergency services are on the scene of a fatal microlight crash near Timaru.
The Government has outlined its plans to dramatically reform the Resource Management Act, armed with new research which shows environmental regulations add $15,000 to the cost of a new home and $30,000 to the cost of a new apartment.
A social worker who used a mirror to look between a young girl's legs in a library has admitted his behaviour was "wrong, creepy and sick".
A fugitive who went on the run for three years after allegedly escaping police custody by climbing out of a hospital window while handcuffed and hooked up to a heart monitor has pleaded guilty.
A New Zealand woman who claimed she had been gang-raped after meeting a man on Tinder in Sydney has retracted her claim.
A pickaxe-wielding teenager in a disguise robbed a Invrecargill shop early this morning.
Middlemore Hospital has set up a bio-containment unit in response to the global Ebola scare, even though specialists say New Zealand is at little risk of infected patients arriving.
It's been labelled a revenue-gathering mission, but the police "zero tolerance" summer speed limit campaign contributed just $420 in fines.
Mana leader Hone Harawira has applied to the Electoral Commission for a recount of votes in the Te Tai Tokerau seat.
A nurse is being tested for Ebola virus in Cairns after returning from Sierra Leone, where she had been helping treat people infected with the deadly disease.
A pilot who ran a stop sign during a Lord of the Rings sightseeing road-trip and caused a car crash that seriously injured colleagues has today been ordered by a judge to pay $10,000 compensation to both victims.
Labour's Grant Robertson has put in his formal nomination to be Labour leader, backed by MPs Kris Faafoi and Rino Tirikatene.