A survivor of the Mangatepopo River tragedy, a grieving father and a local river specialist have said the instructor leading the ill-fated party should not be blamed for the seven deaths.
Prime Minister Helen Clark has put a stop to Labour Party activists distributing publicity from government departments about policies such as KiwiSaver, and publicly admonished her party president for backing it.
Athletics New Zealand followed through with warnings of a tough selection stance, naming an Olympic team of eight yesterday but leaving out two runners who have bettered the qualifying standards.
A Thai immigrant says Mangere MP Phillip Field told her to get married, then put her up in a rent-free home in the weeks after immigration authorities ordered her removal from New Zealand.
The Labour Party is planning to use the resources of government departments to campaign this year on its flagship policies, confidential strategy notes from the weekend Labour Congress in Wellington show.
One of the main puzzles remaining about the Wahine disaster is why the authorities ashore were so complacent about the vessel's safety that no preparations for rescue were made in case it foundered.
New Zealand business representatives in China for the signing of the free trade agreement are furious Winston Peters has criticised the deal, with one calling on National to help Labour dump him as Foreign Minister.
New Zealand exporters will pocket the first dividend from today's historic free trade agreement (FTA) with China when the deal comes into effect on October 1 this year.
A young fireman has spoken of being terrified at seeing his boss, Derek Lovell, lying unresponsive, after being badly injured in the Hamilton fire disaster.
Newlyweds Leanne and Grant Bradley were more concerned for those affected by the tragedy that cut their special day short than the disruption to their wedding reception on Saturday.
Air New Zealand will charge domestic travellers up to $20 for a second bag in sweeping plans to overhaul the airport check-in.
The Queen has honoured Sir Edmund Hillary by paying a personal tribute to his heroic achievements in a poignant and rare service for his family at Windsor Castle.
Labour has almost halved National's lead in the latest Herald DigiPoll survey after an intense political battle between the two parties in election year.
Would you be prepared to pay $4000 for a single stamp that originally cost just a penny to purchase?
A maritime rescue which required two helicopters at a cost of more than $20,000 was caused because three crew members ‘‘mutinied'' against their more experienced skipper.
It may seem hard to believe for parents suffering sleepless nights, but New Zealand babies are the best behaved in the world.
Air New Zealand has moved to defend the amount paid to Shanghai-based flight attendants.
The sister of a teen who was killed in a horrific accident says her brother was not a boy racer, but a good boy who was ‘‘in the wrong place at the wrong time''.
The number of female lawyers in New Zealand is increasing rapidly - but males still rule when it comes to partnerships in firms.
His name has been immortalised in the most famous line in New Zealand television history, and now Dr Hone Ropata is coming back to Shortland Street.