Profits from pokies are increasing despite a drop in the number of gaming machines and venues.
The Black Ferns have beaten France 14-0 in the first women's rugby test in Toulon.
A Taranaki man accused of blackmailing the Department of Conservation (Doc) in an attempt to end its 1080 pest control programme has lost a bid to keep his name secret.
Boxing New Zealand will cease any involvement in charity boxing, saying it has, for some time, had "very real and grave concerns over the safety of participants".
New Zealand's Chief Censor is questioning its classification processes, after a suicide scene in a A Star Is Born distressed some viewers.
Dairy prices have again fallen to the lowest level in more than two years in the latest global auction overnight.
Doctors and emergency departments are on alert for a rare strain of meningococcal disease that has killed six people this year.
Newspaper publisher Stuff is considering axing 19 jobs as it squeezes its community titles.
Half of the revenue gathered from the government's planned levy on international tourists, will be spent directly on conservation.
Scott Theobold, the Department of Conservation ranger who died alongside his colleague and pilot in a helicopter crash last month, has been posthumously awarded for his public service.
Dairy prices are at their lowest level in two years as the value of New Zealand exports fell again in October.
The tahr cull in the Southern Alps has been called off until next year to allow Doc to make sure future operations are safe and to get over the shock after the tragic helicopter crash near Wanaka last month.
A charity boxing match that has left a Christchurch man fighting for his life has sparked calls for urgent safety changes.
An opportunity to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica has failed because China and Russia will not back it.
Fireworks are believed to have caused a large forest fire that caused six houses to be evacuated near Lake Hawea yesterday.
Despite the latest cold blast most of New Zealand is in for an early summer with temperatures expected to exceed 30°C in some parts of the country this month.
A couple's assets may no longer be legally split 50-50 after three years together, if new recommendations on property relationship law are accepted.
It's estimated a quarter of young people in the country are having sex before they turn 16.
Highlanders No 8 Luke Whitelock will become the 70th All Black test captain when he leads a side featuring eight new caps against Japan at the weekend.
Nearly a third of women who responded to a new survey skip school or work when they have their period as they cannot afford sanitary products.