An Avondale pensioner was terrorised by early morning shotgun blasts, Auckland police have now made an arrest.
No regrets. John Key packs up his desk before his last day as prime minister.
The Pike River families now control access road to the mine and vow to block Solid Energy's attempts to seal the "crime scene".
Can incoming prime minister Bill English cut the mustard?
Lois Tolley has lost 100kgs and found good job. Then she was killed in her home.
It is the end of an era, with John Key leaving the ninth floor of the Beehive after eight years - handing his office keys to Bill English.
Police are attending an incident at Auckland Prison, where a prisoner has been critically hurt in a stabbing.
Man flees across farmland after group assaults him, try to stuff him in car boot and steal his car.
Helping deal with chronic pain could be as simple as drinking more water.
Water credited with beating back Sir Colin Meads' cancer developed by Taranaki farmer from footrot remedy
Vernon Coxhead couldn't bear to see Sir Colin Meads suffer. So he offered the rugby great some "magic".
Police are looking for a firearm and knife in relation to the death of an Upper Hutt woman.
Nearly 300 Christchurch Hospital car parks may be transferred to the new metro sports facility.
Ron Horne and Amber McMillan pulled the body of a teenager out of Lake Dunstan after saving two others.
Their car went off a cliff in Coromandel after going through a barrier on the seaward side of the road.
Premature girls are more likely to grow into shorter adults a, a bi-national study shows.
Social isolation "absolutely fixable" – Sam Johnson
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John Old hasn't spoken to his family since he flew into Christchurch Airport on the morning of December 3.
Two lost trampers were cold and hungry.
Batman wanted: Replacement sought for principal of north Auckland primary school.
Rescuers were called to a hut in Nelson Lakes twice in one night.
A "sorry you're leaving" card from Kiwis who want to say good-bye will be given to the outgoing prime minister.
Lotto will donate all of this weekend's profits to help communities hit by November's earthquakes.
Parts of old Kaikoura buildings may be used in the rebuild.
Police search for driver who fled after hitting a woman near a golf course.
One dead after north Auckland farming incident.
An Aucklander has won a massive Lotto Powerball prize - but do they know that yet?
Sky TV says it took down a "huge" number of people illegally streaming Saturday night's Parker v Ruiz fight.
It will rain, it will shine. This week's going to be a testy one, weatherwise.
Police said it was a busy night for them in Auckland, dominated by the annual Christmas event.
Intrigue surrounds a giant barnacle-covered object that washed up on an Auckland beach.
Were you on or around Hamilton's Peachgrove Road on Friday evening?
Police in Canterbury are still appealing for information on missing 58-year-old John Old.
Over half of supermarket chickens tested by Consumer NZ carried the bacteria, but poultry association says gastro illness had been approaching a record low.
A man tried to snatch a toddler in front of her dad in Hamilton, police say.
OPINION: Legacy? That's not what it's about. Others may aspire to change the world; John Key sought to manage the small change.
What if organ donation enhanced tapu, asks Dr Lance O'Sullivan
''We are at the point, very soon, where it will be normal for anybody to engage in the New Zealand health system and see a Maori doctor.''
Older generations make way for younger families in the city that needs housing.
Foot it: Heartwarming stories of mums and dads spending time with their kids on the way to school – in their own words.
The spoof spy agency was listening in to the tumultuous political events of the past week.
The world's largest king salmon manufacturer has launched its first pet food range.
Stacey Kirk: Ratings, respect and rejuvenation - English driving a stable cart, but some gravel roads ahead
Bill English firmly holds the power. But is it as absolute as Key's? Not a chance.
She was raped, harassed and bullied. And now she is fighting for her day in court.
The tens of thousands of visitors to New Zealand's Great Walks each year invariably leave one thing behind.
Every morning, teachers and parents hold their breath as the bus loaded with young children pulls into Umawera School.
Judith Collins sees them as a triumph. Bill English calls them 'a fiscal and moral failure'. We go inside New Zealand's bloated prisons to talk to those who know best.
Millions of dollars of Treaty money has been given to companies and organisations for Waikato River clean-up projects, but who benefits?
A fishing guide says he and wealthy American clients were hit by 1080 pellets on a West Coast river.
Meet the gladiators of democracy, the letter-writers and comments-posters keen to wade into the trenches of debate, over and over again.