Rotten food, injuries and rat infestations are revealed in a shocking audit of a care provider.
Tagalog is the fastest-growing language in Canterbury, new census data reveals.
Man admits attacking pigs with a steel mallet, and driving over one's head on a quad bike.
They thought their homes were safe. Instead, they're in a red zone nightmare.
Mayor pursuing plan for a memorial at CTV building site despite the earthquake recovery minister already ruling it out.
The man behind a cold-blooded execution in 2010 has been refused the right to appeal his conviction.
The alcohol industry could stamp out online underage sales overnight by adopting a Department of Internal Affairs initiative.
A prominent New Plymouth barrister has slated this country's new synthetic cannabis laws as a failure.
A mother who hit her 6-year-old daughter on the head when she swore at her says a judge was right to convict her of assault.
Labour is poised to choose the grandson of former MPs and a descendant of the Ratana movement founder to stand in the Te Tai Hauauru seat.
Modern toy construction sets are stifling children's imagination and creativity, academics say.
Claims that one of NZ's first charter schools will be established in prefab buildings and have portaloos for toilets.
Party leadership contender believes you can change ACT's name, but it'll still be ACT.
The Justice Minister has rejected parliamentary committee recommendations to introduce "Christie's Law" on bail conditions.
Suspected murder victim was not depressed in the lead up to his death, friend says.
Father accused of turning his garage into a den for child abuse appeals charges at the Supreme Court.
Name of 49-year-old woman who died at Wellington swimming pool this morning released.
Heavy rain sweeping through the top half of the North Island causes problems for drivers.
Police widen inquiry into teacher who admitted sexually abusing boys to include former pupils of a Te Kuiti school.
Man who hid drugs in 14 condoms in the ceiling at Auckland airport admits he never thought he'd get away with it.
Port Hills residents in Christchurch say this morning's moderate but shallow quake was "loud and scary".
A panel advising on constitutional changes has not recommended a formal written constitution or changes to the number of MPs or Maori seats.
A 36-year-old man is dead after the make-shift shelter in Marton he was living in burnt down overnight.
Man wanted by police after attempted abduction of girl in Washdyke is named.
PM says Conservative leader may be showing ''a bit of brilliance'' in his approach.
Replay today's live chat with Education Minister Hekia Parata, who answered reader questions about education in NZ.
Nearly everyone who challenges their parking tickets in Palmerston North is let off.
Two buses collided in the Auckland CBD, leaving one stuck under a building's awning.
Agency is very concerned for health and wellbeing of 75-year-old who has been living outside its head office, chairwoman says.
Serial rapist Nicholas Reekie has told the Supreme Court that the Court of Appeal failed to fully acknowledge his abuse at the hands of prison staff and his trial had been skewed as a result.
Complaints are mounting about too much horse poo on beaches and streets in Golden Bay.
A message in a bottle travelled a long way by the time it was picked up on a Wellington beach.
A record multi-million dollar drug-bust shows New Zealand is "awash with immigrant crime", says NZ First leader Winston Peters.
Locked doors at hospital had one mum-to-be fearing she would give birth by a rubbish bin.
Labour says it would extend the life of a passport to 10 years if it was in Government.
Serial litigant Graham McCready says he'll prosecute Labour leader David Cunliffe over his by-election tweet if police don't.
A man who escaped from the Dunedin police cells yesterday is back behind bars, after being found at a Dunedin address last night.
Talk about a new right wing political party is being revived amid the latest body blow to ACT. | OPINION: ACT life support still on
A cow is dead after standing in the path of a truck on a state highway south of Hastings.
Woman who had to walk 25km to keep benefit is offered a ride by supportive strangers.
Two-year grudge harboured over a drug debt motivates assault on man sleeping in same room as child and baby.
He had picked out engagement ring, but love of his life was found dead before he could propose.
Rosemary Nolan is concerned that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.
Pair who defrauded over $130,000 from a taxpayer-funded organisation are sentenced to home detention.
Invercargill residents' rates could double overnight if high water quality standards are imposed.
A Southland teenager has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of his mate in a car crash.
Long-serving teacher Peter Thomas has been with Hillcrest High for 41 of its 42 years.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Bassett Road killings. The scene is now a family home - and a haunting memory for a troubled MP.
Asset sales may be back on the agenda as the Christchurch City Council seeks to avoid a financial crisis.
Shares at record lows making it hard to hit top dollar on asset sales, but finance minister claims success nonetheless.