Police say visits to some firearms owners are being carried out as a result of information received about troubling behaviour.
The High Court trial of a former Auckland teacher accused of indecently touching boys has ended in a hung jury.
Television New Zealand has pulled The Jeremy Kyle Show off air after it was permanently cancelled in Britain it following the death of one of its guests.
Busby is a 24-year-old Texel-Romney cross wether, and his secret to old age may lie in his diet of fresh fruit - including feijoas.
A new $6.4 billion transport project aiming to free up traffic in Wellington CBD will combine a mass transit system with an improved bus network, the government says.
Tech company and world leaders have signed an unprecedented Christchurch Call agreement to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn't understand the United States' position on gun laws.
A student leader says many students are only at her university because of the new no-fees scheme and has warned the government not to ditch its policy.
Family doctors and others are urging those who have not yet had the annual flu jab to get it as soon as possible.
Two people were rescued from a life raft this morning after their yacht ran into trouble off Banks Peninsula.
Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has called the sale of ice cream company Tip Top a "sad day" for New Zealand, laying the blame squarely on past management at Fonterra.
A passionate fan of Milo's classic malt-drink who launched an online campaign to bring it back on to the shelves is looking forward to putting it to the taste test.
The UN Secretary-General has issued a monumental challenge to New Zealand youth: defeat climate change and ensure technology is used as a force for good.
Polytechnics are facing another tough year and the Government has warned that some might need financial bailouts because of falling enrolments.
NCEA fees will be scrapped and the qualification's literacy and numeracy requirements will be increased in a major overhaul of the qualification, the Government has announced.
The Royal Commission into the Christchurch terror attack begins examining evidence today.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says imminent strike action by teachers is unjustified, given the size of the offer on the table.
OPINION: Waisake Naholo can leave New Zealand rugby safe in the knowledge he's made a genuinely worthwhile contribution.
A man is seriously injured after being attacked by a bull in Lincoln, near Christchurch.
Sweet shop chefs were so overworked they feared they would die, a court has heard.