Winston Peters has upped the ante in the war of words with Australia, accusing our trans-Tasman neighbours of copying the New Zealand flag and demanding they change theirs.
Tobacco prices are leading to murders and assaults in dairies, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says.
The All Blacks Sevens have followed in the Black Ferns' footsteps, successfully defending their World Cup title in San Francisco.
The sole survivor of a horror crash in Taranaki which seven people died, including her partner and two children, is having to learn to walk again.
Immigration NZ has granted visas to controversial Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, but the Immigration Minister says this does not condone their "repugnant views".
A Taranaki father has pleaded guilty to having his 10-year-old son drive for him because he was drunk.
Kiwis lost $7.9 million to online romance scams during the first three months of 2018.
Police are beginning to press their claims for better pay and conditions, with negotiations between their union and their bosses beginning this week.
Kiwi pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has beaten her own national record with a clearance of 4.94m at Jockgrim in Germany.
Armed car thieves led police on a 71-minute chase around the Waikato in a stolen Suzuki Swift, attempting to ram patrol cars.
A media personality is facing charges in relation to allegations of domestic violence.
A man under rest home care died from a heart attack after a nurse made no attempt to save him.
Health Minister David Clark has defended his decision to take his family on an overseas holiday in the days leading up to the nationwide strike by nurses.
A Kiwi diver who spent seven hours in the Thai cave helping rescue four boys and their coach has described the tense rescue mission.
RNZ will receive just $4.5m in Budget funding to build up its multi-media platforms, as the Broadcasting Minster reveals how $15 million for public media will be shared out.
A New Zealand farmer's creative way to herd a sheep from a paddock has been labelled one of the most "Kiwi as" acts of all time.
A family of Australian tourists had an unfortunate dip in Masterton's Henley Lake last night when their campervan ended up in the drink.
A 74-year-old woman who fell on the steps of a double-decker bus and later died was trying to hand in a wallet left behind by another passenger, it has emerged.
A woman who was shot while she and her boyfriend hid from a gunman in her Hamilton bedroom has spoken from her hospital bed, saying she's "still alive".
A Paihia woman is taking part in Dry July to raise funds for cancer patients while going through cancer treatment herself.