Woman undergoes surgery after offender fractured her skull when she attempted to stop a bag-snatch.
Revelations that Pike River mine has been safe to enter for a year are gutting for families of lost men.
British backpacker squandered $12,000 of his inheritance while supplying cannabis in Queenstown.
A man sentenced to life in prison after he stabbed an ACC worker to death in 1999 has been declined parole.
Police still seek the man who invaded an Auckland home and beat a woman next to her baby's cot.
Labour MPs emerge from a seven-hour crisis meeting - and David Cunliffe is still leader. | Live action
Labour's internal party polling on David Cunliffe's favourability should be released, says David Shearer.
An Auckland teacher accused of inappropriate touching has been acquitted of all charges.
Experts accuse bakers of "failing miserably" to get more folic acid into bread.