All synthetic cannabis products including Kronic will have to be taken off shelves by Wednesday next week after the first ban under amended drug legislation was issued today.
The New Zealand sharemarket was pummelled when it opened for the start of the week, after Standard & Poor's downgraded the United States by one notch to AA+ on the weekend.
Cabinet has agreed to support a parliamentary select committee inquiry into the price of milk, Prime Minister John Key says.
Volatility in the financial markets was "unwelcome" but New Zealand's economy was in a better position than either the United States or Europe to get through the latest international debt crisis, Prime Minister John Key said today.
A parliamentary select committee inquiry into milk prices will be launched after the National Party caucus today gave it the green light.
Rugby World Cup ticket sales have reached almost 90 percent of the organisers' target, a month out from kick-off, boosted by the All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup win over the Wallabies at the weekend.
Highlanders utility back Robbie Robinson is to play his Super 15 rugby for the Chiefs next season.
A 51-year-old engineer is dead after he was sucked into an aircraft engine at Woodbourne Airport near Blenheim.
A freshly washed Lotto ticket has helped a Christchurch man clean up with a $250,000 collect.
A decision about whether people should be automatically enrolled in KiwiSaver could be made before the election, Prime Minister John Key said today.
Rugby fans watching the World Cup at home could have their live coverage disrupted by a natural phenomenon related to the position of the sun.
A primary school teacher with a foot fetish has been banned from teaching after he was found to have groomed young boys and paid them for sexual favours and to suck their toes.
Convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against his conviction for killing his former girlfriend Sophie Elliott.
Three people in the South Island who contracted meningococcal disease are either recovering well or completely recovered, health authorities say.
Police have named the man who went missing overboard from a Southland ferry during a Foveaux Strait crossing last night.
Controversy over the high cost of All Blacks rugby jerseys sold in local shops compared to those available online overseas highlight the need for online overseas purchases to be subject to New Zealand taxes, retailers say.
The mother of a baby found buried in the back yard of a house in the south Auckland suburb of Otahuhu has been charged with murder.
People should wrap up warm and brace themselves for snow this weekend - bringing to an end a spell of fine, calm weather over most of the country.
The former dean of Dunedin's St Paul's cathedral appeared in court this afternoon, accused of fraudulently taking $666,000 from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Otago made the most of limited opportunities to steal an unlikely 30-14 win over Counties-Manukau in a national provincial championship rugby match in Dunedin tonight.