Former Act leader Don Brash made an approach to Act president John Thompson recently to ask whether National's Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson could join the party, it has been revealed.
Newly-listed NZME, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, said it has completed its demerger from Australia's APN News & Media.
United Future leader Peter Dunne has given up on his annual list of worst-behaved MPs, saying Speaker Lockwood Smith's reign has ushered in a new era of dignity and propriety.
A High Court judge has declared that ANZ Bank breached the Fair Trading Act for misleadingly representing interest rate swaps to some customers.
Principals at two of Auckland's top high schools have accused education officials of doing nothing to address a "crisis" over a shortage of maths and physics teachers.
Financially strapped secondary schools are cutting back on classroom activities, dropping field trips, ditching science experiments and even removing courses after a crackdown on parent donation rules.
A midwife has been faulted over her care of a woman whose baby girl, her first child, was stillborn.
New Zealand has begun to rebuild its diplomatic relations with Fiji after a string of tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats, but Foreign Minister Murray McCully has cautioned it will be process of "small steps".
Four students have been excluded from one of the country's top schools for taking and sending images that constituted "harassment".
Civil Defence teams are on standby ahead of what's likely to be a wet and windy end of the week for many parts of the country.
If the past week was National's re-entry to politics this year, with Cabinet resuming, the three strikes policy announced, the tax review out, a Royal visitor to host and an outing to Ratana, it's Labour's turn next.
The family of an Auckland building manager are appealing to the public to turn in an intruder who sent Brent Mathieson tumbling 2m down a staircase, breaking multiple bones.
A Government move to expand technology education in schools doesn't go far enough to develop the specialists the growing sector needs, say industry leaders.
Tim Roth, star of Lie To Me, returns to his second season as Dr Cal Lightman, genius psychologist who deciphers micro-expressions to obtain the truth from veteran criminals.
In an indication of the quantum steps one-day international cricket has taken of late, New Zealand had the equivalent of an open wicket practice chasing England's 302 with three wickets and six balls to spare at the Aegas Bowl.
A man shot by police in Rotorua yesterday is this morning in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital.
Rebecca Templeman told a jury of six men and six women about her frantic search for her daughter on the night of Saturday November 1, 2008, after the 15-year-old failed to respond to text messages.
A career-defining 83 off 60 balls from Jonny Bairstow resuscitated England's hopes and decided the series 3-2 in a rain-interrupted final one-day international against New Zealand.