A trip to prison may end up being the best thing for dogs staying at the Bay of Islands SPCA.
Park Estate School is in need of a new kitchen and a breakfast programme founder is determined to get them one.
Man accused of beating and neglecting foster children describes allegations as "absolute rubbish".
A permanent national war museum in Wellington could open by 2020, a feasibility study says.
A proposed law change that could see drivers fined for not giving cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space has truck drivers worried.
Breach of privacy by an emergency department patient is referred to police.
Traveller says a scorpion was scuttling around airport arrivals lounge after inspector failed to find it.
A scam in which people are told they are entitled to a tax refund from a fictitious government agency is doing the rounds in Wellington.
More liquor off-licences are caught selling to underage buyers in central Auckland than any other part of NZ.
Labour could be out of power until 2020, based on analysis of average voting patterns over nearly 100 years.
Conflict in Syria and Iraq highlights the failure of UN Security Council, foreign minister says.
Labour MP Kelvin Davis slams comments from Tariana Turia, who likened Maori who voted Labour to beaten wives.
OPINION: Labour has finally got something right after the extraordinary events of recent days.
David Cunliffe's wife is behind a Twitter account that anonymously took aim at his rivals and critics.
Never mind the mouse plague, the trout are set to be monstrous this season.
Six century-old cars, including one that raced in early New Zealand competitions, are being sold.
The quick actions of a Taranaki rugby player has helped stop two late-night vandals in their tracks.
An elderly man who fell ill in a New Plymouth cafe was forced to wait 45 minutes for an ambulance.
A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in broad daylight remains at large.
A family have been left with nothing after a fast-burning fire engulfed their home and possibly claimed the life of their pet.
Some Timaru lawyers are turning their backs on legal aid work, mainly because of the low pay and constant changes.
Neil Fraser's commitment to the school he led for 25 years has cost him the tips of two fingers after a freak wood-splitting accident a day after his retirement.
An aggrieved ex-wife who launched a civil suit alleging negligence by a law firm lost an opportunity to pocket $1.6m.
Otago residents will be propping up the Invercargill City Council if a multimillion-dollar deal goes ahead this month.
The former Salford School principal may challenge an ERAy decision that found she was not unjustifiably fired.
South Korea’s ambassador to New Zealand has ramped up expectation that a free trade agreement is imminent.
Lawyer facing drugs charges loses court bid to keep identity secret but name suppression remains.
This little penguin seemed to get cold feet when it had the chance to return to the big blue ocean.
Witness describes heroic actions of stranger who beat dog to stop "horrific" attack on owner.
Invercargill and Alexandra tied for towns with the hottest temperature in NZ at 21.1 degrees today.
Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.
A surf lifesaver leapt out of a helicopter, was scooped up by a rescue boat and swam through rough seas to save a trapped surfer.
A 19-year-old man has been flown to hospital after two cars "sandwich" a third in crash which closes SH1 in Waikuku.
Police want to speak to man who gave "uncomfortable" hitch-hiker a lift on the West Coast.
University of Otago 'inundated' with support for internet porn rules as student body sidesteps issue for now.
Govt minister Peter Dunne pranked into retweeting a photo - but it wasn't who he thought it was.
Family battling EQC initially claimed $1m for $300k house after not knowing their "entitlements".
From stunning scenery to rare wildlife, the annual Niwa staff photo contest impresses.
A newspaper delivery contractor in Marton has been assaulted and has had his vehicle stolen.
A man who soaked himself in petrol and set fire to himself in Tauranga has died in hospital.
Woman dies after head-on smash on a notorious bend despite desperate attempts at CPR.
A chance family visit is credited with saving the life of a man trapped under timber for over 18 hours.
Man armed with a pole sparks police search in Manurewa after reports of a gun.
Pair target rest homes and elderly, stealing thousands of dollars in a burglary spree.
Protesters, including Lucy Lawless, have marched against deep sea oil drilling in Auckland.
Lincoln University professor seconded to Department of Conservation as chief science adviser.
OPINION: Whoever wins the battle over the Labour leadership may already have lost the war.
A bloody war is breaking out between Labour's former leader David Cunliffe and contender Grant Robertson.
Tariana Turia raises ire for speech which likened Maori who voted Labour to "beaten wives" going back to husbands.