Preliminary findings from a post-mortem indicate a small fragment of a bullet struck Darfield gunman Donald Ineson in the back, police say.
Jilted Warriors star Shaun Johnson has requested a release from the final year of his contract with the Auckland NRL club.
Under-fire All Blacks captain Kieran Read says an order to take a dropped goal in the dying minutes of the 36-34 loss to the Springboks in September was ignored by first-five Beauden Barrett.
The last relative of a soldier killed in World War I says he is disappointed that a memorial cross appears to have been taken by a member of the public to use as a garden ornament.
Everyone knows the dangers around cooking with onions, but it turns out it's not just cutting them that can bring tears to your eyes.
Former banking boss and prominent business leader Sir John Anderson has died of health complications at the age of 73.
Rocket Lab has successfully launched its first fully commercial rocket into orbit from its Mahia Peninsula site.
Did Courtney Lawes come from an offside position to charge down TJ Perenara's kick?
A Kiwi couple set off on their dream holiday - only to end up in a country they had never planned to visit - after their Dunedin travel agent made a big mistake.
A cricketing world record has fallen in Hamilton, with the Northern Districts duo of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton smashing 43 from an over against Central Districts.
Sam Whitelock badly needs a break and is set to miss the Crusaders' first four matches next season in an attempt to recuperate fully before the All Blacks' World Cup defence.
Spark has bolstered its sports lineup by winning three-year exclusive rights to the Formula 1 World Championship, Formula 2 champs, GP3 Series and the 2019 Porsche Super Cup Series.
She was 11 and the disease that would end up taking her eye was only a pinprick.
An Auckland school rugby coach facing more than 100 charges of sexually abusing 18 young boys has been found guilty of the majority of his offending.
National leader Simon Bridges says Jami-Lee Ross is "no longer my problem" because he is not a National MP anymore.
Shark attack survivor Andrew "Nugget" Brough has found a decidedly Kiwi way to thank the men who saved him: shouting them a box of beer.
Tonga gave a spirited but error-ridden display as they went down 34-16 to league's world champs Australia.
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man died at a Whangarei motor camp.
A bride-to-be says her wedding plans are in tatters after her sister and bridesmaid is denied a visa to come to New Zealand.
Simon Bridges' mother says she didn't bring her son up to swear, following his explosive assessment of his West Coast-based list MP's abilities.