Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has made a secret visit to Iraq to hold high-level defence meetings in Baghdad and to meet New Zealand trainers at Camp Taji.
Ashley Peacock will be released from a mental health unit and live in the community - a breakthrough revealed by his parents today.
Speculators flipping properties on Auckland's rampant housing market pocketed $70,000 per transaction last year - nearly $2000 a day.
People have been knocked unconscious at a large fight involving weapons outside a South Auckland train station.
New Zealand should look for positives out of the eight-wicket loss to which might ultimately cost them the series against South Africa.
Animal rights organisation Safe is calling on Countdown to ban all cage eggs from its supermarkets.
A specialist heavy haulage vehicle has been used to clear away a broken-down truck causing massive traffic delays on State Highway 2 from Petone to Wellington.
A teenage girl is in a serious condition at a Wellington hospital after falling from her horse and being kicked.
Pregnancy drug Primodos, which has been linked to birth defects, was once sold in New Zealand, a document suggests.
Figures showing foreigners bought five times as much NZ land last year as the year before are not an accurate guide to foreign ownership, Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell says.
The US Embassy is refusing to allow New Zealand police to speak to an American diplomat involved in an incident in Lower Hutt.
Countdown has removed Palace Poultry eggs from its shelves after reports caged eggs were being sold as free range.
Actor James Rolleston has pleaded guilty to causing a crash which left him and his friend seriously injured in July last year.
A group of thieves drove their car through the front door of a Waikato petrol station on State Highway 1 before leaving it there and fleeing in another vehicle.
Auckland households face water restrictions until the end of the month despite hitting savings targets due to last week's devastating storms.
New Zealand spy agencies and elite SAS soldiers have long-standing commercial links with a controversial big-data company founded by surprise Kiwi Peter Thiel, it has been revealed.
Eleven thousand tonnes of steel from the wreck of the Rena sits on Astrolabe Reef, five-and-a-half years after the container ship struck it.
Warriors vice captain Simon Mannering has been cleared to start against the Melbourne Storm - but Issac Luke and Charlie Gubb will be assessed in the coming days.
Prime Minister Bill English's proposal to lift the retirement age to 67 might not survive past the election after National's potential coalition partners and opponents roundly rejected it.
Prime Minister Bill English is being urged to give voters some certainty about whether he plans to change superannuation eligibility.