The dreaded word ‘‘recession'' echoed around the world yesterday but experts in New Zealand are divided on whether the United States' financial crisis will send the New Zealand economy into a slump.
Soaring fuel costs mean Air New Zealand long-haul travellers face the prospect of higher fares following a 3% increase in domestic, trans-Tasman and Pacific Island ticket prices.
The investment chief for the Government's New Zealand Superannuation Fund has been made redundant less than a month after the fund released figures showing the last seven months have been the worst in its four-year history.
The New Zealander whose girlfriend was found dead in a chilly bin in his United States hotel room, lived a lavish life of limousines, bars, expensive clothes and girls.
A Bill giving the Government sweeping powers to combat obesity could result in supermarkets being told where to place unhealthy food, as well as restrictions on television advertising of junk food to children, critics say.
The popularity of body piercing has forced Auckland city leaders to rethink restrictions on the age at which teens can get their first studs and sleepers.
The country's youngest killer, Bailey Junior Kurariki, is an articulate, intelligent young man, who appears genuine in his desire to live an offence-free life, the Parole Board said yesterday.
Holiday-makers who want to spend longer than three months in Britain visa-free could soon find themselves out of luck, unless intense lobbying efforts by Prime Minister Helen Clark can turn around planned changes to UK visa rules.
Police in Auckland are hunting a man who punched a 63-year-old cyclist off her bike and then hurled her off a 3m-high bridge.
The prospect of generous tax cuts in the next few years appears to be fading as the Government faces a sharp dip in tax revenue.
The mother of slain pizza delivery man Michael Choy says she has lost faith in the justice system and has called for high-risk convicted offenders to be electronically monitored when they are released.
Applications for mortgages were down by more than a quarter last year - yet another sign the property market has slowed.
New Zealand's lack of funding for basic research is a ‘‘slow-burning catastrophe'' that is contributing to the brain drain, a group of the country's top thinkers said yesterday. In an open letter to Minister of Science Pete Hodgson, 460 of New Zealand's leading scientists urged the Government to treble the Marsen Fund, New Zealand's core basic research fund.
The past year has been mainly positive for racial harmony, says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres.
National leader John Key has overtaken Prime Minister Helen Clark in popularity and the party has stretched its lead over Labour to 18 points in the latest Herald DigiPoll survey.
The lawyer who brokered the return of the stolen war medals is poised to represent captured fugitive Nai Yin Xue.
Trainee teachers will be forced into an extra year of on-the-job training, under a proposal before the Cabinet this month.
One of the suspected war medal thieves escaped from lawyer Chris Comeskey's central Auckland office yesterday by jumping from an upper-floor window and making a series of dramatic leaps to the street below.
There is a ‘‘huge chance'' therapy for sufferers of mild to moderate depression will be free nation-wide within two years, the Ministry of Health has revealed .
She may be one of Hollywood's hottest young stars but Kate Bosworth is ‘‘just like a normal person'', according to the New Zealanders who met her yesterday.