The fishing trip that claimed Damian Wyatt's life was supposed to be his last.
It is time the United States relaxed its blanket ban on exercises with New Zealand defence forces, former defence secretary and former ambassador to the United States Denis McLean said last night
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters looks set to escape censure under one set of rules guiding the conduct of ministers after Prime Minister Helen Clark said she was likely to allow him to keep the $100,000 Owen Glenn gave towards his legal costs.
Winston Peters' donations controversy spread yesterday after claims large donations to the New Zealand First party from the wealthy Vela family had not all reached the party coffers.
Less than half of young children are thought to be protected against New Zealand's epidemic strain of meningococcal disease, despite the $200 million mass vaccination campaign.
Winston Peters' lawyer says a tip-off led him to approach billionaire Owen Glenn for a large donation to the New Zealand First leader's legal bills.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the country's flawed immigration system is responsible for an Auckland crime wave with racial and ethnic undertones.
Two 14-year-old boys have been charged with abducting a girl of the same age for a sexual attack.
Government statisticians are inching towards asking New Zealanders about their sexual orientation, but probably not before the census after next - which means in 2016.
Sports presenter Tony Veitch's former partner lay on the ground of his apartment for several hours before he picked her up and took her to hospital, The New Zealand Herald reported.
A 5-year-old girl abducted from outside her home yesterday was heard screaming in Chinese, ‘‘Let me go. I don't know you.''
The future of the Avondale Jockey Club looks to be very much up in the air, and will remain so even after last week's submissions into why the AJC should not be eventually absorbed or closed down.
National leader John Key is calling on Prime Minister Helen Clark to find out whether her Foreign Minister Winston Peters told the truth when he denied his party has received a donation from billionaire Owen Glenn.
Hopes are high that an experimental scheme to streamline courts from today will deliver faster justice to criminal defendants and victims.
When Annette King visited the police troops working in the Solomon Islands last week, it would have paid her to pick up a few peacekeeping skills to help with her job back home.
The importer of one of New Zealand's most successful work-out machines has launched legal action against online auction house Trade Me, claiming it failed to stop counterfeiters from cashing in on the device's good name.
National will allow small businesses to get rid of new workers during a 90-day trial period if it is elected - a move Labour's Trevor Mallard says is a "charter for abuse" of workers' rights.
A postmortem will today try to establish the role a night of drinking and freezing conditions might have played in the death of a 14-year-old.
Tourists have been advised by one ethnic society that it is not safe to walk alone on the streets here, as other Asian groups here say New Zealand is fast losing its reputation as a "safe country to visit".
Craig Norgate has a blunt verdict on the struggling meat industry, as many sheep farmers who have endured years of poor returns change direction and convert to dairying.