The long hours and trauma among rest-home staff as a result of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake were no excuse for the suboptimal care of an elderly woman, the Health and Disability Commissioner says.
Girl, 7, bitten over 100 times by dogs needs treatment till she's an adult, surgeon says.
Three people accused of supplying alcohol to 9-year-old filmed drunk in a skate park plead not guilty.
Woman driver of vigilante-attack-accused ran after hearing a cry and someone saying "no".
One person is dead and several other people trapped after a car and truck crash near Invercargill, police say.
Police call for culture change among Waikato's drivers after a second weekend of fatal crashes.
Hanging a coat hanger from a sprinkler system caused a Nelson hotel and nightclub to flood.
Crown fails to prove Cook Strait ferry captain's failure to find hull gash endangered people.
Police are seeking help to identify a man found dead on a Nelson road this morning.
Green Party shakes up its party list, promoting James Shaw to within reach of being an MP at the next election.
A families commissioner facing accusations of National party links has confirmed she will run for a spot in Parliament.
Chris Pine signed autographs as fans and media mobbed him outside Ashburton court.
Alleged thief scrambles over fences, through a river and gets hit by a truck as he runs from police.
More travellers returning to NZ with dengue fever as the mosquito-borne disease spreads in the region.
Direct flight from Tokyo revives the debate about Wellington's proposed runway extension.
Hastings police responding to what they thought was a domestic dispute say they discovered a dispute over a cannabis crop instead.
There is relief around the country as Lusi moves on, leaving little in its wake. | Storm cuts power
Opponents slam suggestions of performance-based funding for schools following claims the Government is considering a shift.
John Key denounces referendum on the status of Crimea, saying it's as legitimate as Timaru wanting to annex itself and join Australia.
Eight weak tremors have occurred in Hawke's Bay overnight.
Wellington's Irish pubs are preparing for a big St Patrick's Day crowd today.
Businesses were forced to shut their doors and stock was ruined as Lyttelton spent a day without power.
Police are investigating a motorbike's mechanics regarding a crash near Rangiriri.
Infrastructure decisions are on hold in Waimakariri as the community waits for information.
Hours after the two-year anniversary of the Easy Rider tragedy, a grieving family's house was on fire and a woman dead.
A fire at Christchurch's CBS Canterbury Arena could cost exhibitors thousands of dollars in damaged stock and lost business.
Two fishermen are lucky to be alive after being rescued by two surfers when their small boat capsized and sank.
Children are being taught by trainee teachers with drug and assault convictions.
Southland principal vows to fight after being sacked by the school's government-appointed commissioner.
Last of Lusi hits Wellington, but similar to the rest of NZ the impact was lighter than forecast.
The road over the Kaimai Ranges is closed following a car crash.
Pipers piped, drummers drummed and leprechauns leaped as St Patrick's Day hit Auckland early.
Armed police surround Wellington pub after reports a man was inside brandishing a gun.
Police believe victim of fatal fire in Invercargill is a 45-year-old woman but add that a passerby probably saved many other lives.
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Major new protections around the Kaikoura coast have been unveiled by the Government today.
Auckland mayor believes he has won back the public's support after extramarital affair furore.
Foreign Affairs Minister says vote on joining Russia was organised "hastily, under threat of force". | Russia seizes border village, gas plant
Helicopter called out after a motorcycle hits a barrier on SH1 in the Waikato this morning.
Small communities trying to restrict the sale of alcohol are fighting a losing battle against supermarkets.
The end of winter is the season for lambs, daffodils, and . . . signing up to leave your body to science.
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Motorists are being driven mad by the rise of the weekend rush hour.
Smaller, smarter house designs are being touted as a solution to housing affordability.
The landmark building owned by Oravida plays host to a clutch of National Party grandees.
Human Rights Commission intervention or no, school's Christian lessons are back on.
British media identifies Queenstown lodge where Prince William and Kate will spend a romantic night.
Inexplicable bumps in the night are reportedly on the increase and people are turning to ghost-hunters.
Banning corporates from donating to political parties is among changes the Green Party wants considered.
Police have located an elderly man missing since yesterday in North Canterbury.