Stop blaming the country's roads and speed limits for the high number of fatal car crashes and start taking driver training and testing seriously instead, motorsport legend Greg Murphy says.
Residents have been left "disturbed and upset" after receiving handwritten letters claiming their loved ones have died when they haven't.
They would have some problems with the performance, but at the Cricket World Cup, only results matter for the Black Caps.
A girl has been rushed to hospital after an incident at a Southland school.
A quake which struck south of Dunedin 1000 years ago uplifted a large stretch of New Zealand's southeastern coast by 2m to 3m, and was likely a high magnitude event, researchers have found.
Heath Sutherland can't frighten his parents with the usual toddler two-legged antics because a rare genetic disorder prevents him.
A tornado has torn off roofs, destroyed decks and damaged to up to 12 houses in the Far North today.
Whangārei police had an unusual call out this morning - a herd of cows were on the loose and running around a school field and nearby rugby paddock.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has today announced he will stand down from his role at the end of this year.
A Christchurch teen being monitored after he was caught plotting a 2017 terror attack sparked a manhunt last week after he walked out of his supervised accommodation.
Colin Munro and Matt Henry will have another chance to stake their claim for a spot in the Black Caps' first-choice Cricket World Cup XI.
A crash involving a truck and a car near Methven has killed two people and left one with serious injuries, police say.
The Ministry of Education has decided to pay striking teachers in full today, surprising the secondary teachers’ union ahead of talks aimed at resolving the pay dispute later this week.
New figures released on head injuries caused while using e-scooters show almost $700,000 has been paid out by ACC since October last year.
Three people are believed to be seriously injured after a crash between a truck and a car in the South Island.
A Kiwi woman caught up in the Venice cruise ship crash is recovering in hospital with a broken shoulder.
Police are referring the disappearance of university student Guoquan Wu to the Coroner after extensive inquiries did not bring the answers his bereft family were looking for.
A woman who attacked a man with an ice axe after a soured relationship that included losing ownership of a tattoo parlour has been jailed.
The search for a man missing in the Tararua Range has resumed this morning.
A dramatic rise in the number of kids being injured playing organised sports has sparked warnings for parents to limit how much sport their kids participate in each week.