3 min ago Family secretly recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.
7 min ago Mike Bush's historical drink drive conviction had no bearing on his appointment as Police Commissioner.
9:05 AM A trip to escape the heat ends in police divers scouring lake floor for lost student.
8:01 AM A 19-year-old woman was found critically injured on a roadside in Auckland - five people will stand trial.
8:48 AM Massive amounts of mud have slipped into the Kaikoura Canyon, killing off seabed life.
Two people are in hospital after separate Queenstown Lakes crashes.
Budget blowout for emergency housing grants isn't a sign of a crisis, Bill English says.
Their car was in the driveway - but now fears two people were inside a burning house have been discounted.
OPINION: If Andrew Little doesn't promote Jacinda Arden to deputy-leader, then he's a fool.
A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a truck in Christchurch.
Searchers will scour the windswept west coast of Auckland for a missing swimmer.
Man critical after being punched to the ground in an assault in central Hamilton.
Police set to scour Waikato lake for a swimmer who has been missing since Sunday.
One person is dead after a car carrying five people crashed down a bank in remote eastern Bay of Plenty.
Couple fear death if they return to India, but their refugee claim was rejected and their baby taken away.
No law requires religious leaders who work with youth to be vetted - that needs to change, says clergy sex-abuse victim.
Machete-wielding man, 44, died after being shot once in the shoulder by a police officer at Porirua.
Te Papa closes its research facility, because even dead fish need to be safe in an earthquake.
Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.
The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.
The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.
OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.
OPINION: Baseless assertions about the effects of immigration are distorting our political debate
She's blocking chatter about her party position, to focus on her seat.
The Government says 70 per cent of public submissions favour a change around 1080 drops.
After seeing their church burn down three years ago, St Pius X primary school students now have a new hall to call their own.
Principals are being forced to choose between keeping children safe in the playground or warm in the classroom.
OPINION: Nadine Chalmers-Ross wants Family First out of the girls' changing rooms.
Schools derelict, demolished or waiting for answers years after closure.
A new "first class" Christchurch facility will provide free dental care to those most in need.
Hospitals putting do-not-resuscitate orders on patients without consent of family.
Twice stricken by cancer, Auckland mum Elouise Hemming has become a competitive powerlifter.
They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.
Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.
The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.
The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.
How much do you know about the history of women in this country?
The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?
Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.
The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.
Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.