An internal email sent from National's chief press secretary to MPs, advising them about how to talk to media about bullying, has been leaked.
Two firefighters were left bloodied after being attacked by a drunken mob at the scene of a car crash.
Brendon McCullum has vowed to track down the person who falsely claimed his brother and former NZ all-rounder Nathan McCullum had died.
A construction worker trapped in a 3-metre-deep trench he was digging has been freed by emergency staff.
Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 have rocked buildings and buckled roads in Anchorage, Alaska.
A tramper has died after an avalanche was triggered on Aoraki/Mount Cook in the Southern Alps.
Preliminary findings from a post-mortem indicate a small fragment of a bullet struck Darfield gunman Donald Ineson in the back, police say.
Jilted Warriors star Shaun Johnson has requested a release from the final year of his contract with the Auckland NRL club.
Under-fire All Blacks captain Kieran Read says an order to take a dropped goal in the dying minutes of the 36-34 loss to the Springboks in September was ignored by first-five Beauden Barrett.
The last relative of a soldier killed in World War I says he is disappointed that a memorial cross appears to have been taken by a member of the public to use as a garden ornament.
Everyone knows the dangers around cooking with onions, but it turns out it's not just cutting them that can bring tears to your eyes.
Former banking boss and prominent business leader Sir John Anderson has died of health complications at the age of 73.
Rocket Lab has successfully launched its first fully commercial rocket into orbit from its Mahia Peninsula site.
Did Courtney Lawes come from an offside position to charge down TJ Perenara's kick?
A Kiwi couple set off on their dream holiday - only to end up in a country they had never planned to visit - after their Dunedin travel agent made a big mistake.
A cricketing world record has fallen in Hamilton, with the Northern Districts duo of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton smashing 43 from an over against Central Districts.
Sam Whitelock badly needs a break and is set to miss the Crusaders' first four matches next season in an attempt to recuperate fully before the All Blacks' World Cup defence.
Spark has bolstered its sports lineup by winning three-year exclusive rights to the Formula 1 World Championship, Formula 2 champs, GP3 Series and the 2019 Porsche Super Cup Series.
She was 11 and the disease that would end up taking her eye was only a pinprick.
An Auckland school rugby coach facing more than 100 charges of sexually abusing 18 young boys has been found guilty of the majority of his offending.