Two babies and an adult are believed to have been killed in the measles epidemic in Samoa.
A Whangārei school has been in lockdown and its field cordoned off after police were called over reports of an explosive device on the school grounds.
Teenager Jess Watkin and South Africa-born wicketkeeper-batsman Bernadine Bezuidenhout were yesterday called into the White Ferns squad to tour England and Ireland.
A dramatic semifinal comeback over Australia has spurred New Zealand to victory in the Japan leg of the Women's Sevens Series.
The Warriors produced a superb defensive effort to beat St George Illawarra 20-12 in Auckland last night, handing the Dragons their first defeat of the NRL season.
All Black great Sir Michael Jones has fended off a former government minister to be elected to the New Zealand Rugby board.
Hosting the Commonwealth Games is "not currently on the table'' for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said after she paid a flying visit to the Gold Coast event.
Kiwi shot put legend Dame Valerie Adams has been forced to settle for Commonwealth Games silver after her first-up heave of 18.70m proved insufficient to hold off Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd.
Para bowlers Barry Wynks and Mark Noble were hit with a strong sense of deja vu after winning silver in their open triples final against Australia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
After two years of near-misses, Courtney Duncan is hoping 2018 is her year to break through and win the women's motocross world championship series.
A Christchurch restaurant owner has been fined and banned from hiring or being involved in hiring staff for three years after inserting an illegal clause into staff contracts.
The Government's bill for fixing up botched earthquake repairs has hit $270million - $200million more than was initially expected, it has been revealed.
The Te Araroa Trail running the length of New Zealand has brought walkers to remote parts of the country, putting pressure on facilities and making it harder to have a solitary wilderness experience.
Bermuda topped the medal table, the Brownlees missed out, a world champion was disqualified and the face of the Games withdrew; it was an eventful opening day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Silver Ferns boss Janine Southby has credited a "niggly" Uganda outfit for making her troops fight tooth and nail for their 64-51 Commonwealth Games pool- play win.
The New Zealand women's team has overrun Scotland 6-1 in its opening match of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
NZ's sprint trio has won the first Kiwi gold of the Commonwealth Games, while two other teams won silver on the bike.