First six hours of extensive police search for rebuild worker who disappeared two weeks ago have been uneventful.
A man is dead after a van and motorcycle crash in the Bay of Plenty, igniting a fire.
Driver in serious condition after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into parked car in Timaru.
Man who poured hazardous chemical on clothing rack sentenced to community work.
The Urewera raids remain one of the most controversial events of recent New Zealand history.
A research project into how children think when they use iPads has been given a funding boost.
Experienced Christchurch diver in his 50s died after crayfish expedition went wrong in Akaroa.
A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.
French tourist escapes with minor injuries after flipping rental car on its roof in Akaroa.
Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.
Play equipment and electronic goods have been taken in spate of burglaries at Manawatu schools.
Southern Link arterial route takes "significant step" forward with the NZTA calling for design tenders.
Plans for a joint chief executive for the MidCentral and Whanganui district health boards has been scrapped.
Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.
Want to appear in Christchurch's opening ceremony for the Cricket World Cup? Those scared of heights need not apply.
Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.
The future of Palmerston North's historic Hoffman Kiln is a step closer to being secured, as part of plans for a health centre to be built on the site.
Mixed response as six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's February 2011 quake are revealed.
For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.
A man has failed in his attempt to overturn his convictions and sentence for rape, sexual violation and indecent acts with his de facto stepdaughter.
A judge has slated the state of youth culture at the sentencing of a teenager accused of videoing an intimate sexual moment.
Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.
Police are searching for three men who attacked and robbed a teenager, leaving him with head injuries.
Prisoner escapes from custody of two Corrections officers while in hospital.
The high level of poverty in some streets in the Marchwiel area was highlighted last week in a social justice report commissioned by Anglican Care.
After being brought to his knees "like a condemned man" by a fire that could have killed him, Troy Mahupuku is fighting back.
In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.
A woman has been found guilty after her dog attacked a friendly admirer, ripping off her lower lip, leaving her smile looking like a "sneer".
Police are looking for a Napier Black Power member after a hit-and-run saw a police officer taken to hospital.