Captain faces court after carrying passengers to Picton and back with a 3.5m gash in ferry's side.
Teacher, 40, had a physical relationship with a teenage student that spanned two years.
Police are trying to determine level of intoxication of man who drowned in the Whanganui River on Friday.
Teenager has pleaded not guilty in murder of man found shot to death in Maketu park.
Man dies week after allegedly being attacked outside a Christchurch party.
PM takes the time-honoured approach of waiting to see if anything more comes out before offering Collins more fulsome backing.
Tough new sanctions under which the worst student loan defaulters will be arrested at the border passed through final stages at Parliament.
An illegal party drug could hold the answer tinnitus sufferers have long been waiting to hear.
Dairy industry rubbishes survey which says dairying damaging NZ's international reputation through a poor environmental record.