A person has been found dead following a fire in a block of flats in Trentham.
An 8 -year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a reversing car.
Police have corralled a poverty action group protesting outside the National Party's Christmas do.
Past and present Kiwi leaders will head to Nelson Mandela's memorial, with PM leaving tomorrow.
Member of the public distracts man trying to kidnap woman in Tauranga this morning.
Police have charged a 19-year-old in the shooting death of 46-year-old Isaac Dale Bushell.
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A 25 per cent funding cut means the Serious Fraud Office will take on fewer cases, MPs have been told.
Maori Party advisor and former Treaty negotiator Chris McKenzie will replace Tariana Turia in Te Tai Hauauru.
A 21-year-old man is charged with critically injuring another man with heavy object after party in South Aucckland.
Turangi woman let out a "big scream" after confirming she'd won $8.6 million Lotto jackpot.
A drinking buddy who allegedly spiked his mate's beer put the man in hospital for four days.
Teenager asks to keep drink-driving charge a secret because publicity could have "extreme consequences" for famous father.
A stuffed dog more than 150 years old is expected to fetch up to $35,000 at auction this week.
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A Wellington teacher almost $8000 out of pocket after months of Novopay stuff-ups is stumped about how to recoup his lost savings.
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Judge rules in favour of an ACC claimant in a case expected to have "enormous" ramifications for mental health patients.
Reading a bank statement has taken on a new meaning for some of New Zealand's largest businesses.
Police are blaming "human error" for searching and damaging the wrong house.
Heavy rain set to lash Canterbury and the West Coast this weekend.
Coal mining protesters have taken their cause to a Nelson bank branch.
Former Nelson liquidator will spend Christmas on home detention after he lost his bid to go to NZ's highest court.
Man sought in relation to attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Washdyke has been arrested.
Police say they have "serious concerns" for the safety of a Whanganui man last seen November 24.
Police made a dawn arrest of a man wanted after a school girl was allegedly abducted while cycling.
A fisherman has been found dead after falling overboard from a boat in the port of Napier.
Mystery surrounds days-long search of Linton property, leaving neighbours uneasy.
A man who died in a Marton tent fire planned to grow vegetables over the summer.
Woodville vexatious litigant Jay Reid may seek permission to take legal action against the Tararua District Council over its proposal to lease reserves to farmers.
Airport guard who mistook disabled toddler's medical equipment for a bomb apologises.
James Morton's last memory before wife's death is face of the horse that collided with their car.
A New Plymouth driver led police on a crazy 30km-long pursuit, running red lights and reaching speeds of more than 130kmh.
Farmers are fearful they will be the mistaken target of poachers, while police are trying to curb the illegal practice.
As first days on the job go, one Hamilton bus driver's was eventful.
She earned the nickname Mrs Blanket Man - now an academic shares her experience shadowing Wellington's best-known homeless man.
The $220 million, 127-kilometre proposed Haast-Hollyford toll road is gathering momentum.
Father of young French backpacker who drowned in Lake Wakatipu makes poignant gesture.
Wellington will be missing one of its most boisterous sideline sports fans.
A 72-year-old man who sexually molested a young woman escapes further penalty by paying her $10,000.
A Southland teenager faces 23 charges after allegedly being caught supplying and procuring illegal drugs.
Lyttelton locals forced out of their homes after they were red-zoned should be compensated now the decision has been reversed, their neighbour says.
Woman accused of killing husband nicknamed 'black widow' for questions about poison.
Police are stalling releasing a report about "issues" at Chch station where corrupt police officer worked.
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The size of the longfin eel population is highly uncertain, but has probably been substantially reduced, international panel says.
John Key leads New Zealanders in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling him an inspirational leader.
A "strong" earthquake of magnitude 4.7 quake has hit the lower North Island and upper South, rattling buildings in downtown Wellington.