Parents say ill daughter was allowed to roam free despite history of self harm and suicide attempts.
Poor behaviour from some duck shooters mars opening weekend for many.
A hungry 150kg pig trapped a woman in her car near Dunedin as it searched for food.
Damien O'Connor was blissfully unaware the cracking game on the telly was a replay.
The trial over Mei Fan's 2013 death in Miramar has been delayed, probably until 2016.
The murder trial for the partner of Auckland woman Cissy Chen will begin in earnest on Wednesday.
A man was trapped in his ute after striking a power pole and knocking out power in parts of Hamilton.
Discovery of dead body in burnt out car near Nelson 'unexplained', say police.
Lifeline has told staff they may face redundancy following an unsuccessful bid for a new government contract.
Jun Yamog shares a drone video taken while on holiday in the South Island.
In his first visit to Northland since National's embarrassing by-election defeat, Prime Minister John Key vows to win the region back.
Missing police dog Thames did not seek food at huts in the Tararua Ranges overnight as was hoped.
A Cabinet minister whose brother is facing indecency charges will not step down, Prime Minister John Key says.
OPINION: The Islamic veil "has became the universal symbol of oppression and backwardness," says a former Iranian now living in Christchurch.
Tauranga police have charged a 32-year-old man with wounding after the alleged stabbing of a 41-year-old.
Woman who found cockroach in Big Mac hits back at allegations that she planted the insect.
OPINION: Nada Tawfeek says she wears a hijab as a shield against constant "sexualisation of women's outer beauty".
PM admits he misread the situation when he pulled a waitress' ponytail, but denies it was a sexist act, saying he "could have" done it to a man.
Lynfield schools are the latest to sign up to the second round of Communities of Schools.
A teenager was airlifted to hospital after falling from a horse while riding near the Urewera National Park.
Another nice autumn day is on the way for most of the country after a pleasant weekend, but the threat of big winds and heavy rain lurk on the horizon.
Police have seized boats, properties and a ute owned by an alleged drug king-pin.
Blenheim woman becomes a 'very special auntie' as the surrogate mother of her sister-in-law's baby.
Where have all the good men (in teaching) gone?
A surge in 111 calls meant some calls were cut off unanswered at the weekend.
Buying the right to immigrate to Australia is one proposal considered by Aussie government think-tank.
A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.
Taxpayers have spent nearly $6m putting double-murderer Mark Lundy behind bars twice.
A proposed youth housing project will not turn into a "ghetto of naughty kids'.
What do you get when you put a rabbit in front of a dog at the rugby? Answer: A pitch invader at the Okato Domain.