A man has been killed after being hit by a truck in central Auckland this morning.
Prime Minister John Key's decision to lay a complaint with police over the "teapot tape" has came under renewed fire, as the tape was published anonymously online yesterday.
Trainer Graham Richardson has the horses to provide the trifecta in the $200,000 Wellington Cup at Trentham tomorrow.
A multimillion-dollar trust is being planned to continue efforts to recover workers' remains from the Pike River mine, and the taxpayer is being asked to contribute.
Ratepayers in Christchurch struggling to cope in a earthquake-ravaged city have vented their anger over a pay rise of almost $70,000 a year for the city council chief executive.
A Mt Roskill teenager has been charged with rape over a vicious daylight attack on a woman at an Auckland school.
About 20 people have been arrested this morning during a council operation to evict the last of Occupy Auckland protesters in the city's Aotea Square.
A Kiwi bride had a string of All Black "ex-boyfriends" appear at her wedding, including Sonny Bill Williams, who said he believed they could have been happy together.
It was not an intentional send-up, but the wife of Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki has blasted the smooth character of Cardinal Hoani in Sione's Wedding 2 as shameful and "racist".
Bold plans to extend Auckland's port 250m into the Waitemata Harbour are going through the Auckland Council for formal approval without a full public debate.
A law amendment will make it easier for police to lock up online sexual predators.
Nearly 12,000 people suffered dog bite injuries last year, including more than 1700 children aged under 10, many of whom will be left with scars.
The inclusion of Otago all-rounder Sam Wells in the New Zealand 13 for this week's cricket test against Zimbabwe is further proof that the national side is not a closed shop.
Love hearts, speech bubbles, Pacific greetings and the Prime Minister's reference to the Mad Butcher as "my good friend" were among the many things that fell foul of the election watchdog's rule book.
More than 400 New Zealanders are understood to be in Fiji as the island nation is battered by a deadly storm.
A 24-year-old has died after being struck by a bus in the Horowhenua town of Shannon last night.
It is bare of white sandy beaches and about as far away as you can get from anywhere - but that has not stopped super-remote Pitcairn Island from marketing itself as a holiday paradise in a newly embraced tourism push.
The Government needs to approach dog attacks in a similar way to anti-drink-driving and smoking campaigns, a dog behaviour expert says.
Consolidation is inevitable in the tourism sector as operators face a particularly tough year, a leading industry player says.