9 min ago Aviation authorities are mounting an unprecedented crackdown on drone operators, with three fined in safety scares.
9 min ago A Bay of Plenty father swam 12.5km through choppy ocean yesterday to raise money to send his son to the US for life-changing surgery.
9 min ago A Saudi refugee who suddenly left the country last year has contacted friends pleading for help.
Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.
Bodybuilder Dylan Stephens, jailed after taking steroids and ecstasy, reveals how his life fell apart.
7 min ago A celebrant who asked mourners to put aside their anger when she officiated at the funeral of a Taranaki shooting victim is now herself dead, and a homicide inquiry is under way.
A man was knocked unconscious and then beaten while on the pavement in Queenstown last night.
8 min ago Even before Waitangi Day commemorations start a judge has signalled trouble ahead after he approved the appointment of one of the country's most disruptive women and her partner.
The Green Party is to embark on a primary-style leadership run-off, after the shock resignation of co-leader Russel Norman.
8 min ago The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife, with the principal of the latest school under investigation by the Teachers Council.
School principals are leaving the profession in droves, with parents' expectations and a lack of support blamed.
8 min ago OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.
9 min ago Fast food giant McDonald's might be the healthier option when it comes to straight comparisons with other burger restaurants, but child obesity figures are enough to wipe the smile off Ronald's face.
After losing their daughter, two parents want other families to be aware of how deadly meningococcal disease can be.
7 min ago A Waikato dairying couple are about to welcome six robots to the family.
Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.