More than 20 years since he last faced a jury, convicted rapist Malcolm Rewa is being tried for a third time for the murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett.
Wanaka's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won NZ's first ski/snowboard world title after being concussed during a qualifying run.
Ground crews will work through the night in the fight against the huge Tasman blaze after a day in which some Nelson residents were evacuated after a second fire broke out.
A bach and a shed have been destroyed by an early-morning fire at Ahipara in Northland, but ground crews and four helicopters saved a number of homes after they were evacuated.
An Auckland couple has been charged with human trafficking, exploitation and other immigration-related offences.
National says the Government's plans to reform polytechnics and institutes of technology will lead to 1000 job losses, a radical centralised model, and the closure of polytechs in the regions.
The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane will keep his name suppressed while a judge considers lifting the gag order.
KFC has been forced to pull a TV commercial after the Advertising Standards Authority received complaints that it featured sexual harassment and humiliation.
One of New Zealand's leading domestic cricket coaches has resigned suddenly following an investigation into his communications with at least one player.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told a crowd gathered at Waitangi there is still more to do to improve life for Māori.
John Wilson had a hand in organising his funeral and promised us a celebration of a life cut short by cancer at 54.
The Government has allocated $100 million from its Provincial Growth Fund to support Maori economic Development through providing access to capital.
Security was called to the parliamentary gym last week to quell a "loud and uncouth" confrontation between Police Minister Stuart Nash and another gym-goer, the Speaker says.
Authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom are cracking down on media influencers in the wake of the failed Fyre Festival, writes Chris Keall.
As a baby left in a hot car cried and cried, members of the public searched for its mother - and found her playing on a pokie machine at a nearby TAB in Tauranga.
National leader Simon Bridges is pledging to move tax thresholds every three years in line with inflation, which would see someone on the average wage with an extra $430 a year in 2021.
Sausage-maker Hellers has been fined almost $40,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 to three children after they suffered allergic reactions to mispackaged sausages.
The National Party has stepped up security to ensure that expelled MP Jami-Lee Ross will not have access to any of its offices in Parliament when he returns next month.
A member of a group of troublesome travellers, accused of fraud and assault with a weapon, is now wanted by police after absconding while on bail.
John Wilson, Fonterra's former chairman who led the company through some of its most tumultuous years, has died. He was in his mid-50s.