Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke reads a statement on behalf of the Hughes family following the death of Phillip on Thursday.
A woman was killed and two injured during a stabbing on Auckland's North Shore today.
Invercargill disabled man Tamati Ruru Kotara has complained to the Council about the length of the grass at a neighbouring empty section.
Gerry Brownlee has been fined for dodging airport security.
Students have been injured after a school bus carrying 50 pupils from Auckland crashed into ditch near Thames.
Recaptured prisoner Phillip John Smith faces a two-month spell in a notorious Rio de Janeiro prison condemned for its inhumane conditions after he was caught in Brazil overnight.
Arrest warrant issued in Auckland for arrest of fugitive killer Phillip John Smith, who is believed to be in Brazil.
John Traynor talks about his son Phillip John Smith, who has fled the country.
Police are trying to find out how Phillip John Smith was able to obtain a passport in his birth name.
Christchurch Muslim convert Aaron Tahuhu, 33, aka Yusif Haroon Mik'eal supports Islamic State's mission but not the atrocities.
Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell to farewell Air New Zealand pilot Ann Barbarich.
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man's body was found in a West Auckland house.
AC/DC's drummer Phill Rudd, is on trial in New Zealand, charged with attempting to arrange a murder. Rob Muir reports.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd allegedly tried to have two men killed.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is appearing in court on a number of charges after his house was raided by police.