A police officer has been attacked and injured while making an arrest in Hamilton.
SPCA inspectors horrified by a jump in dog welfare complaints, including cases where dogs starved to death.
Band's "live sex show" on stage causes outrage among concertgoers.
A good samaritan who swept up debris following a fatal Dunedin car crash is urged to contact police.
A man murdered in a public toilet had spent time in prison for sexually abusing boys.
Wellington Zoo's Cara the chimp is recovering after an ear operation to save her hearing.
OPINION: If social media is any guide, the old and familiar wins hands down. Key won't be too worried about that.
Police are working with Bay of Plenty college students and their families.
Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.
NZ Post employees fall victim to their bikes more than they do to dogs when it comes to work-related incidents.
A student who took an upskirt picture of his female teacher has returned to school.
Ashburton marks a year to the day since two women were killed in the Work and Income shootings.
Alien eggs? Tumble seaweed? An art installation?
A drunk mother who allegedly blasted through a checkpoint with four children in the car has her first day in court.
Police could see blood on the walls of Bimla Wati's home before they even entered the house, a court has heard.
Police and Housing NZ each visited Porirua flat after complaints over smell, but did not enter.
The flag consideration panel have got it right for two out of the four flag alternatives according to a recent survey.
A new flag yes, but a new national anthem might be more than the Prime Minister can handle.
How #hypnoflag hijacked the internet's reaction to the flag shortlist.
Three ferns and a koru are the options for a change of flag in New Zealand.
Can anything really compare to green laser beams though?
Man and woman remanded in custody on charges of robbing dairies in Christchurch at gunpoint.
Barbie shoes and Lego can be more dangerous than you might think.
The man who allegedly shot at two police stations has pleaded not guilty.
OPINION: The two black and white finalists scream “corporate logo”. They’re dogs.
The lighthouse sculpture will be a scaled-down state house filled with chandeliers in a Matariki formation.
Man assaulted by intruders who broke into home in Matamata.
Burglars use crowbar to prize open cabinet to grab a bucketload of cigarettes.
Education Minister Hekia Parata won't decide on Redcliffs School closure until term 4.
An alternative shortlist for a new flag.
Police find multiple guns in homicide investigation, but are still looking for the location where victim was shot.
Influenza has killed at least two New Zealanders this year as the virus hit alert levels.
An Auckland lawyer has pleaded guilty to three charges of possession of methamphetamine.
The $88.8m project will bring four providers together.
A new agency to turn under-used Auckland land into housing has opened its doors.
And then there were four. The new flag designs to be pitted against the country's current flag have been revealed.
Sir Ed's daughter has a big thumbs up to the clearer picture of her father on the new $5 note.
Alleged armed robber arrested in Christchurch after fleeing with cigarettes and cash.
A liquor store worker was shoved in as three men walked out with bottles of spirits.
More government money pours into Manawatu, Whanganui and Taranaki to help those worst affected by June's flooding.
A man was dragged from a house bus and stabbed several times in the head and neck in a possible case of mistaken identity.
A dispute over a dentist bill left a Nelson man with no bottom teeth.
Homeless man admits to killing Jaques Donker in Hamilton toilet block.
Two Labour Party MPs attended a fundraiser held by a trust that runs a charter school.
Man with multiple convictions finally banned from teaching.
Little Mister Sunshine didn't get off to the best start in life, but the tiny lamb has fallen into the lap of luxury.
Flooding from storm moving across NZ closes roads in Waikato and Auckland.
Son of a Queensland Kiwi last seen six years ago now a person of interest in mother's murder probe.
Just why are New Zealanders so fat? It may be our genes.
South Taranaki hapu are trying to advance a claim to have customary rights to whitebait officially recognised by the Crown.