There is only one word to describe the effect of the press conference held by Jami-Lee Ross to explain his "falling out" with National leader Simon Bridges: Boom.
National has kicked "lone wolf" Jami-Lee Ross out of the party for his "appalling behaviour" – and say they would welcome a police inquiry into "baseless" corruption allegations.
A gunman has now been on the run for three days after the death of a King Cobras gang member at a rural Canterbury property.
A Hawke's Bay principal says his Auckland counterpart started crying when he called for a reference about one of her teachers.
The health of New Zealand's high performance sport programme has continued its downward spiral.
National's caucus is heading for a showdown today between leader Simon Bridges and MP Jami-Lee Ross.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling on the Opposition to support legislation allowing the Commerce Commission to investigate fuel companies.
An eight-day-old baby needed hospital treatment after a lactation consultant attempted to remove tongue-tie by cutting the skin under its tongue with scissors.
A man cut the inside of his cheek after biting into a sausage containing a sharp piece of wood described on social media as being like a ''mouldy toothpick''.
Sidelined National MP Jami-Lee Ross has been identified as the person who leaked leader Simon Bridges' expenses - but he furiously denies the accusation.
A 16-year-old has died from injuries suffered falling through a skylight at Ōpōtiki College.
National leader Simon Bridges has said there was "nothing inappropriate" about $24,000 worth of donations wrongfully recorded as donations for him, when they were actually for the party.
Unsafe vehicles are on the road due to the NZ Transport Agency's failure to monitor the companies that certify vehicle safety.
New Zealand's native wood pigeon, the kererū, has swooped in to claim the Bird of the Year competition.
A man who drowned at Hot Water Beach yesterday was a member of a Tauranga Christian organisation and died reportedly trying to save a child who was in difficulty in the water.
Dame Valerie Adams and husband Gabriel Price are expecting their second child next April.
It's the moment Kiwi netball fans have been waiting for.
A man has drowned at Hot Water Beach, in the Coromandel, this afternoon after getting into difficulty while swimming.
Police say a car whose driver died when it collided with a tour bus near Queenstown this morning may have been over the centre line.
The Government has more than doubled its target for recruiting overseas teachers to fill a shortfall of 850 teachers next year.