A family who scooped $19 million in Wednesday's Powerball jackpot bought the winning ticket online just minutes before the big draw.
Armed police will patrol parts of New Zealand in a trial project following heightened security concerns after the mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed 51 people.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A Wellington man who bludgeoned a woman to death with a steel mallet so he could sexually violate her 12-year-old daughter has been imprisoned indefinitely.
A repeat woman basher now has five protection orders against him as a result of his violence, a court has heard.
A chilling scream during a fatal confrontation between a man and an alleged car thief in Te Atatū was captured by a neighbour's sleeptalk smartphone app.
Justice Minister Andrew Little says he's not interested in bargaining with the National Party over new counter-terrorism legislation.
A Queenstowner is sizzling with rage that a cancer charity-organised walk gave away potentially cancer-causing sausages at the finish line.
Wellington's regional council scrambled to remove ads promoting a career in bus driving after it discovered a string of racist tweets by one of its poster boys.
Lucky or slightly unlucky? A winning ticket in Lotto's Second Division was just one number short of the top Powerball prize that would have seen them take a slice of the $38 million pie.
Three men involved in a violent pack attack which left two students unconscious have avoided imprisonment.
Only 12 Powerball-winning tickets have been sold in New Zealand this year, the majority of them being snatched up by males.
More than 20 years after sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy, a business owner and family man has been brought to justice. However, his identity will remain a secret.
Hundreds of people have attended an emotional memorial service in Invercargill to pay tribute and farewell cancer care advocate Blair Vining.
A 20-year-old man who was estimated to be driving at 121kmh in a 50kmh zone when he crashed killing an Invercargill nurse has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending the decision to grant residency to a recidivist drunk driver who is in danger of being tortured if deported.
The Chief Censor's office will use its extra $2.4 million funding to get more staff to help speed up its response to violent extremist content uploaded online.