The Bay of Islands SPCA is urgently appealing for information after a bag containing dead puppies was found by a member of the public on the Paihia to Opua coastal walkway.
World Cup try-scoring star Portia Woodman has added fuel to the fire after American coach Pete Steinberg accused rugby's governing body of discriminating against the women's game.
European student referrals to New Zealand universities have jumped 136% after Britain’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
If those attending Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test listen carefully, they may just hear Nigel Owens singing a Welsh hymn.
Dane Coles, the man regarded as the best hooker in world rugby, is finally back for the All Blacks and will start against the Wallabies on Saturday.
One person is dead and two critical after a two-car crash near Tirau, in the Waikato, tonight.
All bets could be off for Labour when it comes to winning the Wellington seat of Ohariu, after the Green Party decided to stand a candidate at the 11th hour.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has hit back at Prime Minister Bill English for saying he doesn't want Peters near monetary policy - saying, "that's what they think".
Jimmy Neesham looks the prime New Zealand contender to be selected for the World XI to play a Twenty20 cricket series in Pakistan next month.
Energy and Revenue Minister Judith Collins has dismissed questions of iwi or any other ownership of water, saying it is not a finite resource as it falls from the sky.
Act Party leader David Seymour has hit out at a New Zealand First MP - calling him a "f***ing idiot" during a speech to a business audience.
The number of pedestrians killed on New Zealand roads has increased by 75% this year, as the total road toll also soars.
A group representing hundreds of doctors has written an explosive letter to the Ministry of Health signalling a vote of no confidence in Waikato District Health Board chief executive Nigel Murray and chairman Bob Simcock.
New Zealand environmentalists pushing to plant a global forest cheekily dedicated to US President Donald Trump say they've been overwhelmed by worldwide support for their bid.
A doctor jailed for indecently assaulting his patients faces further consequences for his crimes - deportation.
Air New Zealand will be giving 8500 members of staff a $1700 bonus after the company reported its second highest profit in company history.
It won't be until after the test this Saturday that Ben Smith will start to think properly about what he will do during his four-month sabbatical.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says it's time New Zealand started having the conversation about New Zealand becoming a republic.
The group responsible for the major hack of HBO hack is threatening to leak the finale of 'Game of Thrones' season seven.
The Green Party has been hit by more turmoil after its political director resigns with just weeks to go until the election.