The tiny horse that stole the hearts of the nation has died in the arms of its best friend.
Community water fluoridation is safe, effective and affordable, according to the Taranaki District Health Board.
Police are searching for an elderly man who went missing from an Auckland rest home.
The anti-rape activist never dreamed she would be patron of a class of new police officers.
PM John Key is unfazed by a lack of interest in the flag debate after forcing it on to the political agenda with a $26 million road show and referendum.
Schools have been advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.
Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker has backed her staff's handling of the tyre saga.
Blenheim's bad signage does nothing to entice travellers into the town centre, says the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.
Police need help in piecing together deceased man's movements prior to his death.
Government faces $424m gap for spending promises from asset sales cash, Labour says.
More cows and traffic on the roads this Queens Birthday Monday.
When Hamilton's Daven Yu plays Monopoly he likes to imagine the green house pieces as parts of a dragon.
A man who calls himself "danger" has gone on trial for allegedly surfing on a taxi over Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
A Christchurch rebuild firm has been fined for hiring a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.
An elderly man is recovering in hospital after spending possibly as long as a week lying injured on his kitchen floor.
MPs have delivered themselves a pay cut of sorts, trimming back pay increases that sparked a law change.
Claiming racial abuse in sport happens "in the heat of the moment" is not good enough, says Race Relations Commissioner.
Most bars will close by 1pm and supermarkets banned from selling alcohol after 9pm under proposed bylaws.
A passenger struggled to breathe due to fumes following a graffiti attack on an Auckland train.
Auckland kindergartens face decline in enrolments due to lack of awareness in migrant population.
Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.
Man on final stretch of eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter of police officer, is again denied parole.
Two tourist drivers blamed fog and their GPS for driving at 60kmh in 100kmh zones, and stopping in the middle of the road.
The cast of New Zealand's most expensive television series has been announced.
Eight more charges alleging historic sex offending have been laid against an Oamaru man who is already facing trial on another 48 similar charges.
A push to phase out single-use plastic bags has been shot down by the environment minister who says it's not justified.
A 15-year-old-boy who allegedly had sex with his 28-year-old social worker said he was in love with the woman and did not want to tell anyone.
A boy critically injured in a school window may have been trying to escape after toilet door became stuck.
The questions and criticism of the Government's involvement in a deal with a Saudi Arabian businessman keep coming.
The NZ Government has made a multi-million dollar deal with an influential businessman from Saudi Arabia, and set up an agribusiness hub in the desert.
A blaze has ripped through a family doctor's surgery in Auckland's Mt Albert.
Wife of man who was buried alive believes he'd be happy his death may ensure similiar accidents don't happen.
"He texted me saying 'is it supposed to have a wasp in it?' I replied 'ew'."
The natural world is "incredibly intricate and amazing", says scientist and inventor Murray Bloom.
Shocked neighbours watch as a critically hurt autistic child is put into ambulance with an oxygen mask on his face.
Dunedin police hope to stop a planned street party named after a student drinking critic.
A home detention bid for a trout poacher has been denied.
An airforce veteran who dodged scud missiles in the Gulf War has survived an explosion back home in Auckland.
A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by car in Newlands.
Aucklanders have made it through the region’s coldest night so far this year.
Calls are growing for New Zealand's troops to be pulled out of Iraq.
Manawatu school scrapes cost over $400,000 in five years, but educators say kids don't need cotton wool.
Te Kura o Waitahanui school has been transformed and the changes have not gone unnoticed.
Auckland had its coldest night of the year as a high moved in, bringing the promise of a fine day for most of the country.
A public meeting on whether to change the New Zealand flag, held in Christchurch, attracted just 14 people.
USAR was 'a joke' until the Christchurch quake, when they worked 37 hours straight. Now they save lives the world over.
New Zealand recorded the biggest increase in road deaths in 2014, according to international study.
Outdoor centre stays tight-lipped on the search and rescue operation for a 14-year-old who went missing on one of their exercises.
Part of Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral is expected to be retained under major plans due to be announced today.
The 74-year-old institution is restructuring after a drop in funding and enrolments.