Human Rights Commissioner highlights family who live in a house that leaks in eight places.
A neighbour saw lights on in Helen Milner's bedroom more than an hour before she called 111 and reported husband dead, court told.
School counsellors are struggling to keep up with caseloads as children seek help for increasingly complex personal problems.
A Queenstown woman attempting her first ascent of Mt Aspiring was stunned when her hired crampons fell apart.
Five daughters struggling with headlice, constant sickness in winter, an aggravated skin condition and asthma in "freezing cold" house.
MICHELLE DUFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsWife of nurse at centre of misconduct allegations says husband was being bullied and feared being poisoned.
Kiwis are turning their backs on God in record numbers, instead opting for a life without religion.
Parents believe schools are not taking concerns about bullying seriously, research suggests.
The Basin Reserve flyover could put a new spin on bowling conditions at the historic cricket ground, experts say.
There are no baubles or tinsel in sight but never fear, rubbish bags will help one city's folk get into Xmas spirit.
Kidnap accused Rachel Maree Faul was instrumental in luring a man to isolated spot where he was beaten and bundled into car, court told.
After two nights in a tent in a park, family of four will today move into a new home.
Intimidation and threats ruin street for shoppers as derelicts beg for cash for synthetic highs.
Bar removes urinal designed to look like Mick Jagger’s lips after complaints it looks like a woman’s mouth.
© Fairfax NZ NewsSouth Canterbury teens are manipulating, threatening and injuring their parents and grandparents.
In a household that was set to have its saddest Christmas ever, there are now smiles on every face.
Two adventurers beat their own expectations and complete the full crossing of Cook Strait in a kayak today.
Teacher at a West Auckland school is stood down and police are investigating over complaints involving children.
Son of Helen Milner testifies his mother asked him if the drug BZP could cause her husband to have an accident while driving.
Security officer charged with attempting to procure an undercover policeman to murder his parents.
Maori Party co-leader asks police for answers over surveillance log he says shows innocent Kiwis were spied on.
Solo mother and two young daughters could have easily died in an Upper Hutt blaze, firefighters say.
Crew on a former US military craft raise the ferry's propeller from the bottom of Cook Strait.
Police launch a homicide probe after new information on missing person Whetu Teaola Hansen.
Missing Australian seen acting strangely and walking in and out of Waikato River, police say.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee appoints full time staffer to smooth communication with EQC.
Man fills Census form to avoid $500 fine, but says he should be paid to do the "bloody form".
Police are investigating a death on a rural Hawke's Bay property.
Government minister gets into Twitter trolling war after calling Labour leader a "numpty".
All Clinton Tata wants this Christmas is to see his six children on Christmas morning.
An army officer has been charged in relation to the booby trapping of a cache of explosives in Afghanistan.
Police are discharging Tasers more often and the number of people injured by them is increasing, statistics reveal.
Balclutha police have today arrested two men in relation to the burglary at a Southland house on Sunday night.
Fairfax New Zealand Limited and Mr Karam have agreed to settle, on a confidential basis, defamation claims filed by Mr Karam in the High Court in 2010.
Man who walked into police station after strangling ex-partner gets minimum 15 years jail.
National accused of rushing to the aid of big business, after the Finance Minister signals health check of competition regulation.
Hone Harawira says he'll represent the anti-apartheid movement at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
New Zealanders are smoking less, using public transport more and turning away from religion.
Katrina Shanks brings forward retirement from politics to become head of the funeral directors association.
A baby born this morning is likely to be New Zealand's 4.5 millionth person.
Boxer David Tua is being lined up by the Maori Party to stand for Parliament next year.
A young family could have easily died if it wasn't for smoke alarms, a firefighter says.
Major General Tim Keating has been appointed the new Chief of the Defence Force.
The Defence Force operates without prejudice, its chief says as gay personnel share their stories.
New Zealand is barely meeting its international obligations to asylum seekers, according to new research.
Human Rights Commission recommends capping rents and a warrant of fitness on all rental properties.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) defends a big spike in its staff numbers.
Charlene Kihi couldn't afford to buy her son a present for his birthday. She can barely afford to keep him fed.
A soaring fireball drew Trentham residents to watch in horror as a fatal fire consumed their neighbour's home.