American heartland rocker John Mellencamp is heading here for the first time in 30 years during what's shaping up as a late-career renaissance. He talks to Russell Baillie.
The enduring influence of the Straitjacket Fits is finally being acknowledged at next week's music awards.
Hold your nerve. That has been John Key's advice to colleagues in the face of mounting calls for National to start talking detailed policy instead of generalised platitudes.
Labour is moving towards the more populist policies of the New Zealand First, but New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he is not worried and has many more they can pinch.
Morning television host James Coleman has made a surprise exit from TV3's Sunrise amid questions about the future of the troubled show.
The meltdown of two of the country's biggest housing projects has scuttled developments worth $700 million and is forcing many in the property sector to rethink their future.
Police officers are battling to get basic new equipment after a budgeting glitch left managers with less money than they thought.
High country farmers are being urged not to break the law to stop a protected bird preying on their livestock.
The political divisions and allegiances triggered by the furore over secret donations to New Zealand First and leader Winston Peters have had little effect on party standings in the latest Herald DigiPoll survey.
The privileges committee has issued a damning report against New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, finding that he knowingly filed a false return to Parliament when he failed to declare a $100,000 donation from billionaire Owen Glenn.
It is a foregone conclusion that the Sydney Roosters will run on to the turf at Mt Smart Stadium fired up to test the Warriors forwards in the middle of the park, as they did against Brisbane.
The international financial turmoil struck closer to home yesterday as British bank HBOS was bought out by Lloyds TSB in a 12.2 billion ($NZ33.5 billion) emergency takeover. It is a move which could have serious implications for an estimated $3 billion in loans to New Zealand businesses.
An investigation is under way after a 12-year-old girl died in Child Youth and Family care, less than a month after she was allegedly abused by a caregiver.
Health authorities have commissioned tests on medicines which are being considered for an import ban, including an antibiotic syrup widely prescribed for children.
Hanover Finance owners Mark Hotchin and Eric Watson yesterday confirmed they will contribute up to $96 million to support their stricken company.
Clint Rickards should not become a lawyer because he left the police rather than face a disciplinary hearing over his conduct, says Louise Nicholas.
Corrections Minister Phil Goff is weighing up the idea of outlawing gangs, based on a ban just introduced in Australia.
A very stylish drinks trolley dispensed the essential bubbles at a glitzy party after the official opening of Air New Zealand Fashion Week last night.
An anti-stab vest could have saved the life of an officer described as a "MacGyver" of the police force.
Don Wilkinson told friends only that he worked in "security".