ACT talks tough on crime, pushing for the "three strikes" policy used for violent crime to be adopted for burglary convictions.
Two people are in police custody after a man was shot on a beach near Wellington early this morning.
Several families in the hills west of the Motueka Valley are still stranded, days after being cut off by storms and flooding.
Kayaker rescued after getting into difficulty 4km off North Canterbury coast.
A stuck charter bus caused major traffic jams on SH1 at Paekakariki Hill Rd today.
Man who was killed early yesterday in Gisborne identified as police make an arrest.
Following wild and stormy weekend, we're finally rewarded with some sun - but for how long?
Seventeen-year-old Hamilton model places second in London competition.
A 10-year-old girl has been flown to hospital after a wasp sting sent her into anaphylactic shock.
An Aussie furball with a devilish reputation is spinning up a storm at Auckland Zoo.
A mass Easter egg scramble for kids in South Auckland turned into a stampede.
Motorist dies in crash northwest of Auckland, bringing Easter road toll to four.
Stephen and Rose Lennon ran out of time before being flooded for the seventh time.
Choppers dropping crews in hard-to-access West Coast areas, where 500 still without power.
A teenager who was 14 when she bashed a truck driver to death has been denied parole.
Many were apparently desperate for their legal high fix after shop was closed for public holiday.
'We've had an absolute stunning result'
The 2014 Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow has been hailed as one the most successful in the show's history.
Mobil's response to a Lyttelton Harbour fuel spill is being investigated.
More than 100 Canterbury churches were out of action for a fourth Easter.
A fraudster, dubbed a "master manipulator" has had her final attempt at dodging justice thrown out.
A rescue helicopter's crash landing has left a big gap to cover in the Rotorua area, forcing choppers from other regions to pick up the slack.
Police are catching fewer and fewer drunk or drugged drivers on New Zealand's roads.
Labour leader David Cunliffe attended a Samoan church service last night, as the party ramps up its efforts to woo the Pasifika vote.
Companies looking to hijack the Ka Mate haka may run foul of the law.
Victoria University students frightened after attempted sexual assaults on dimly lit staircase.
Safety campaigners are calling for all electric cars to mimic the sound of a petrol engine.
Ngati Toa's treaty settlement gives the iwi $70 million and the right to buy landmark properties.
Power prices are soaring "out of control", with some companies hiking prices up 9 per cent.
A paraplegic says he had to drive for hours so ACC documents sent to him in error could be destroyed.
New Zealanders are dropping well below global levels of bilingualism, an academic warns.
A suspected drink-driver was arrested at a hospital where he was visiting a mate injured in a crash he allegedly caused only hours earlier.
Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 39-year-old man who was shot in Gisborne early on Sunday morning.
A cyclist who went missing between Wairoa and Gisborne has been found safe and well.
There have been no further fruit fly discoveries in the Whangarei area.
New Zealand's largest gold mine has been shut down after heavy rain caused a massive slip.
Australian minister wants a "good look" at NZ-inspired ideas for reforming disability pensions.
There are fears a sexual offender is targeting women in Wellington following two violent attacks.
Hot water and power remain out to some Auckland and West Coast homes after Thursday's storm.
Candidates are trying to engage Polynesian voters in an attempt to win three crucial South Auckland seats.
A pedestrian hit by a car was a loving family man who played the Last Post on Anzac Day for 15 years.
When the bugle sounds at Auckland's domain this Anzac Day it will sound strained and sometimes flat.
NZ Anglicans deny selling land parcel in Fiji to help people of Kiribati escape global warming.
An Auckland gay bar attempted wordplay - but some called its name a "kick in the face".
Suspicious fire destroys three buses at a Wellington depot, just months after a similar attack.
Five Lotto tickets bought in Christchurch have won major prizes in last night's draw.
A drink driver who caused the death of an Auckland mother has had his prison sentence halved on appeal.
Top judge Bill Wilson quit after misconduct allegations.He tells Steve Kilgallon how he rebuilt his life.
What's it like to race a V8 supercar? Shabnam Dastgheib joins Greg Murphy to find out.
Dietitians warn that bigger is not better when it comes to Easter chocolate.
A motorsport legend went nose to tail with world aerobatic champion at the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow.