Two people who used stolen passports to board a missing Malaysian plane bought their tickets at the same time.
A man with a power tool embedded in his chest and a man whose arm was injured by a chainsaw kept emergency services busy this afternoon.
An experienced caver who was trapped beneath Mt Arthur for more than 16 hours freed using explosives.
Two Khandallah schools were hit by arsonists who set fire to rubbish bins early this morning.
Greens push for a change to how MPs' salaries are set, in bid to curb their annual pay rises.
Three boats and a campervan were set alight in Picton overnight, keeping firefighters busy.
An estimated 40,000 people took part in Auckland's annual Round the Bays run today.
Police seek witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries in an attack in Christchurch.
Stormtroopers, zombies among the weird and wonderful characters celebrating Christchurch's Armageddon Expo this weekend.
Police have recovered the body of a man who was last seen going for a river swim on Friday.
Man and woman arrested after police chase following an incident during which people were allegedly threatened with gun.
A new fertility technique could boost prediction of successful IVF pregnancy by as much as 90%.
OPINION: Dogs are supposed to be a man's best friend but they often have a funny way of showing it.
Retailers are declaring war on large-scale supermarket shoplifting rings with high-tech surveillance.
We don't want him and neither do the Americans.
A Northland primary school has been caught faking its national standards results.
Many Kiwi kids live within half an hour of the coast, but have never felt sand under their feet.
A judge has awarded $60,000 to the parents of a baby girl wrongly seized by authorities.
Two children in the deep south have died within 24 hours in freak incidents involving vehicles.
An illegal party drug could hold the answer tinnitus sufferers have long been waiting to hear.
Stallion semen, crispy tarantulas and seagull eggs - it's time to snack West Coast-style.
Police have named the 8-year-old boy killed in a ''freak accident'' at a logging site near Balclutha.
A woman who was threatening to jump off a Christchurch overpass is now safe.
A man needed hospital attention last night after he was assaulted at a private address in Linwood last night.
Labour have announced Tony Milne as their candidate for the Christchurch Central.
A driver in a classic car racing event at Hampton Downs has been killed, police say.
Missing man James Williams has been found safe and well in Wellington, police say.
Search for German tourist in Nelson Lakes National Park has found no trace of the missing man.
Nelson MP Nick Smith says he will "pull out all the stops" to help a Scottish family stay in New Zealand.
The term ''conquering'' a mountain does not sit well with Nelson doctor Jan Arnold.
Survivor commits to fire service
BECK ELEVEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsAfter a Christchurch man narrowly avoided death in a house fire, it inspired him to join the volunteer fire brigade.
New Zealand women have yet to achieve equality in the workplace, advocates say.
California here they come
A Feilding High School robotics team will compete at the world championships in California next month.
A High Court ruling that councils can add fluoride to water supplies revives the need for Palmerston North to decide whether it should stay or go.
The Fire Service is investigating the cause of an overnight blaze at a Whangarei gym.
A missing 81-year-old woman with dementia has been found.
Drugs raid on upmarket Wellington apartment allegedly discovered a pot bubbling away on a stove.
Nearly 50,000 runners will start Auckland's iconic Round the Bays fun run on Sunday.
Taranaki has been at the forefront of New Zealand's economic recovery, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said yesterday.
Earthquake Commission bosses are under pressure to report a plan for helping elderly quake victims.
A new and improved female condom is set to hit New Zealand.
Party, with cake, called off after tramping hut locked by DOC because of failed inspection.
Things are looking up for a toddler badly hurt in an alleged assault in his home on Monday.
When it comes to identifying New Zealand drywood termites, it pays to know your excrement.
Historic church needs funds if it is to undertake critical strengthening work in order to reopen.
OPINION: The starting point for any politician would surely be disclose everything, hide nothing, writes Tracy Watkins.
Waikato District Health Board used Facebook to tell Hamilton City Council it had no excuses for withholding fluoride from the city's water supply.
The long-awaited electrification of commuter rail services to Otaki looks unlikely to happen, due to cost.
People in Palmerston North have registered the biggest number of claims after January's Eketahuna earthquake.
Timaru man sentenced to three years and nine months' in jail for a fatal assault over a cannabis tinny.