So if crime is dropping how much safer do you really feel?
John Key's secret visit to Iraq has drawn fire from Labour.
Fire have been called out to a spill in a police yard in Auckland.
Levin woman dead after falling from horse.
A man is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital after taking the synthetic drug "N-bomb".
Police get new clues from body of Alex Fisher, as family give tribute to their 10-year-old boy.
Hamilton City Council has launched an independent review into Hamilton Zoo - the fifth investigation launched since the death of curator Sam Kudeweh.
Mystery surrounds the discovery of a body behind homes in a Hamilton street.
A woman who saved pets from a home threatened by fire has been released from Dunedin Hospital.
Since having his cochlear implants switched on, Masyn Johnston-Weir has found a new love for the sound of music.
A Christchurch businessman has failed to prove his quake-damaged artworks . . . were not art.
Friends are remembering a "beautiful man" and praying for his "most adored" husband after the couple were hit by a wrong-way driver.
The 170 tonne boat at Foxton Beach has been launched by using air bags to roll it in the water.
More than 300 Earthquake Commission staff have left the organisation in a year.
Ex-cop recalls the sorrow of investigating a child's death.
Wellington's Civic Square will host the five alternative flag designs from Monday.
Will it become a crime to get around the block on overseas online TV services like US Netflix?
Hokio Beach residents have told the Waitangi Tribunal that their water is "putrid".
A simple wave led to an electric shock that left a Kiwi tourist in a coma in a Romanian hospital.
New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will make his first visit to New Zealand next week.
Ann Bodkin credits being prepared for her survival in the Canterbury earthquakes.
The elephant seal pup born on Timaru's Caroline Bay beach has died.
Shopkeeper "traumatised" after being set upon by a group of youngsters.
Concerns about generic medicines undercut "red herrings" about TPPA benefits, Labour says.
A cow carcass was left to rot and seep into the main water supply of a Waikato school.
Lawnmowing contractors are rushed off their feet but on the farm they need the grass.
Kids love school holidays but the break inspires varying degrees of dread in overrun parents.
Students are returning to campuses after anonymous threats directed at three universities.
The search for Alex Fisher.
A promising HIV/AIDS vaccine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is moving into the critical human testing stage.