Police are investigating a suspicious fire at New Plymouth's abandoned Barrett Street Hospital.
A mountain biker has suffered suspected spinal injuries after crashing in forest near Rotorua.
A Dannevirke resident lay beside a seriously-injured motorcyclist after he crashed his bike overnight.
Heavy seas are delaying the entry to Tauranga of a ship banned from Australia over welfare breaches.
Blogger Cameron Slater denies being responsible for Judith Collins' downfall, saying his email stating "Collins is gunning for [SFO boss] Feeley" wasn't a lie but "embellishing is a good word".
Police are investigating how an Auckland man in his fifties sustained life-threatening head injuries early today.
They are best mates who will do anything for one another - even give up an organ.
David Cunliffe calls for a full investigation into the Government's "underhand tactics".
In light of Judith Collins’ resignation from Cabinet this afternoon, we look back over her time in Parliament.
Even before Judith's quitting today, there's been no shortage of hot water for National MPs and their allies to get into.
Police have "grave fears" for the safety of a woman from Hong Kong who has not been seen since last Saturday in Queenstown.
A 54-year-old man has been found dead near his jet boat in Southland after a police search.
The hacker who helped Nicky Hager did it because he thought Whale Oil blogger "was a p****".
Two Dunedin buses were shot at by an alleged drive-by shooter with an air rifle yesterday.
The cost of flying in and out of Palmerston North Airport has long been a cause of contention.
A former Palmerston North mayoral candidate is appealing against his child assault conviction.
The death of a Waikato truck driver could have been avoided, inquest reveals.
Five major Waikato conservation groups are collectively half a million dollars healthier thanks Doc grant.
Two men praised as 'Kiwi-style' heroes after saving a man who fell down a slope on Turoa.
Teachers are increasingly turning to darker tales to get pupils interested in reading.
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A van Gogh-inspired Postman Pat painting bagged the winning prize at the IHC art awards in Wellington.
A primary school is worried students won't enrol if legal high shops are allowed to open nearby.
A Cambridge primary school has put optional sunglasses on the uniform list.
Keith Greig had been away from his Invercargill home for just an hour when he returned to find it engulfed in flames.
The fate of Port Hills properties in limbo since the 2011 earthquake has finally been revealed.
Lyttelton Port CEO defends his position as union boss questions his ability to do the job after recent deaths.
More than 100 teenagers caught breaching driving licence rules have received a reality check.
A laneway in central Christchurch is still "owned" by a man who died in 1865.
A year after Christchurch's building consent scandal blew up, the property industry says commercial consents remain "a nightmare".
Relatives yelled expletives when Steven John Selby was given 10 years in jail for the rape and sexual abuse of an intellectually disabled teenager.
The file on Hamilton man Graeme Timlin missing since 1965 has now been officially closed.
ACC whistleblower alleges Cabinet minister Judith Collins leaked confidential but false details to WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater.
He famously dismissed the PM as a "rick prick" and had a reputation as the sharpest politician of his generation.
National and Labour have outlined their economic plans in detail ahead of the election. Vernon Small sums up their policies.
OPINION: Jaded is not a word that sits easily on John Key. He mostly manages to look like he's enjoying it.
A Wellington poet who locked a woman in his shop and raped her has been jailed.
Wellington is about to get a crash course in dealing with our increasingly severe weather, with hundreds of emergency workers coming to town.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig uses immigration debate to take aim at Winston Peters.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has paid tribute to a senior manager who resigned as the police began investigating a city fraud.
Police are seeking witnesses after a "well-known" offender committed indecent acts in sight of girl.
A doctor convicted of indecent assault against the two young children of a close friend has lost his medical registration.
A ''high-risk'' Timaru paedophile has been sentenced to 18 years' jail.
NZ First MP Andrew Williams starts legal proceedings over being dumped from the party list.
Union leader questions ability of Lyttelton Port's $1m-a-year chief executive after port's third death.
Jail term of five years and nine months for man guilty of manslaughter leads to court outburst.
An appeal by Maori landowners over ownership of parts of the Waikato River bed has been knocked back.
The centenary of NZ's occupation of German Samoa will be commemorated at Auckland's war museum.
Thieves used a mining pickaxe to cleave open a private gun safe and access five firearms.