Police call for culture change among Waikato's drivers after a second weekend of fatal crashes.
Three people accused of supplying alcohol to 9-year-old filmed drunk in a skate park plead not guilty.
Chris Pine signed autographs as fans and media mobbed him outside Ashburton court.
The streets had a greener tinge and by lunchtime the Irish bars were humming - part of a global celebration of Ireland's national day.
Alleged thief scrambles over fences, through a river and gets hit by a truck as he runs from police.
A families commissioner facing accusations of National party links has confirmed she will run for a spot in Parliament.
It appalls me that people making decisions about education have never been in charge of a classroom.
The long hours and trauma among rest-home staff as a result of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake were no excuse for the suboptimal care of an elderly woman, the Health and Disability Commissioner says.
Girl, 7, bitten over 100 times by dogs needs treatment till she's an adult, surgeon says.
Blustery wet weather courtesy of ex-tropical cyclone Lusi delivered welcome rain to Waikato farmers but most are not celebrating yet.