Immigration advisers say changes to visa rules are needed to attract overseas nurses into care homes.
A scheme to fund free long term contraceptives for beneficiaries and their daughters ends on Monday.
A stranded humpback whale near Dargaville has been killed, the Department of Conservation says.
A dementia advocacy group says some families face care bills of several hundred dollars a week if their relatives are too wealthy to receive taxpayer subsidies.
National's leader Simon Bridges won't be disciplining one of his MPs for calling on the Prime Minister to denounce a story about child sexual abuse - even though it turned out to be fake.
A whale calf that became stranded on a Northland beach over the weekend has died despite rescuers' efforts to refloat the refloat two stranded humpback whales.
Justice Minister Andrew Little was in Indonesia when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lombak overnight, killing at least 32 people.
A Christchurch charity is furious up to $8000 worth of food was stolen from its food bank.
Stewart Island is about to get $1 million in government funding to build a new museum.
At about 10.30pm on 7 June last year, Invercargill teenager Jack McAllister and his friend Braydon Mckay made their way to Stadium Southland.
A Waikato law professor says 3-D-printed firearms are not yet a threat to New Zealand, but could be as technology evolves.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is acutely aware of the example she is setting for other parents returning to work, and is clear that she is not going to pretend she is superhuman.
A bus carrying 28 passengers has flipped into a ditch 5km south of Sanson in Manawatu.
A piece of Fiordland history has been found nestled on pebbly Docherty Beach.
National wants the head of an inquiry into Wally Haumaha's appointment as deputy police commissioner to step down or be sacked.
The Department of Conservation (DoC) is being accused of unlawful discrimination by charging foreign tourists higher fees on Great Walks.
If the public votes in favour of legalising cannabis in a referendum, a National-led government would change the law accordingly, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.
A French student has spoken out after she was harassed by a man in a Paris street and then hit in the face when she told him to stop.
Protect the environment or build a flash new headquarters - that's the choice facing Otago Regional Council, according to councillor Michael Laws.
New Zealander Hayden Paddon missed out on a podium finish at the Rally of Finland yesterday, finishing fourth in the WRC event.