Police are searching for a man who approached three children in Hamilton.
It's likely that only one runner stopped for fish and chips halfway through the 52nd Rotorua Marathon.
Two carloads of offenders hunted after Auckland liquor store burglary sparked a police chase that ended with a smash.
Four children including six-year-old twins will grow up with no mother after she was found dead.
Strip-for-drugs cannabis dealer Kevan Beria Greer wanted to return home to his wife.
Police have opened an investigation after a body was found at a Rotorua home.
Frenchmen's open letter begs Bethells Beach thieves to return world-trip souvenirs.
A man assaulted a police officer because his car was getting impounded.
The 17km-deep earthquake was classed as "light" but was apparently felt stronger, with 345 reports submitted.
PM John Key drops major hint that New Zealand may accept greater numbers of refugees.
Primary teachers' union blames lack of workforce planning, and an oversupply of new graduates.
Six-year-old pupil was "running around" for 45 minutes before police stepped in.
West Coast woman Joycelyn Pulley is retiring after more than 55 years in the same job at the Grey District Council.
Christchurch students with complex behavioural and mental health problems are increasingly relying on school teachers for support post-quake.
The wreckage of a fatal helicopter crash near the the Lindis Pass has been airlifted off the mountain.
An investigation has revealed the cause of a high school fire was accidental.
New Zealand police lay down a #runningmanchallenge to cross-Tasman counterparts.
Australia's border authority is investigating after some Kiwi travellers said passport scanners were a fiasco.
A school's bid to keep its name suppressed has been heard in the High Court at Invercargill.
Kiwis to remain in harsh foreign jails as Government says bringing them home would be too expensive.
A South Canterbury woman stole $186,000 from her boss, and took some of it as he watched obliviously.
"Body. Dead. Here. Now," he said. It was 1.30am when Anthony Ballantyne made a distraught call to 111.
Waikato District Council realized their rules banning freedom camping in the district were inconsistent with government legislation, so now they are introducing a bylaw for the district.
New Zealand needs an in-depth public debate separating the recreational use of cannabis from its potential medicinal use, psychiatrists say.
Mouldy clothes, damp bed sheets and electric blanket in flames all part of woman's "depressing" experience.
MediaWorks CEO Mark Weldon says Hilary Barry is not switching to rival broadcaster.
Spotlight goes on the OIO's processes around 'good character' tests, says department boss.
He took the bike from a Parnell car port but he didn't notice the security cameras.
Efforts to track vineyard spray drift are still in the pipeline nine years after a report highlighted gaps in the data.
Tessa Conrad rode her motorcycle into town to have lunch with her husband. She never made it home.