'Impossible to say' if the government's new target is realistic or not, experts say.
Repairs to police cars cost $2.2m per year, but police maintain they have "generally excellent safety record".
A Wellington bar has issued an apology over its handling of two sexual harassment complaints.
Providing health care to an aging population and fluoride are likely to be issues in the upcoming Taranaki DHB elections.
Lawyers say systemic failings mean the MPI is allowing excavated ancient timber- disguised as finished products - be exported.
An investigation has begun after police who allegedly kidnapped an NZ athlete turned up at his apartment.
Upper Hutt's community response to finding Mary Berrington is continuing.
An adviser to the the Department of Corrections says Maori aren't present in decision-making roles.
Sarah Jane Arrow, 45, was four times over limit when she hit a pedestrian onto rocks. Now she faces a possible jail term.
Parts of controversial report on coastal flooding and erosion labelled "misleading" and "not fit for purpose" by expert panel.
A Dunedin man's collection of more than 400 working boomboxes is up for auction.
Passenger went the wrong way through an exit gate, sparking closures at domestic terminal.
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He tried to kick them out with 24 hours notice. They filmed it, took him to the Tenancy Tribunal - and won.
Turangi's volunteer firefighters are struggling to keep up after a spate of fires in the town.
Armed police have been spotted near Queenstown with roads blocked in the area.
One 18 year old on a learner licence with a car load of people tried to claim he was his shorter brother when found drunk behind the wheel.
Throwing glass bottles at a car's windscreen is a "foolish" way to react if you think you're being tailgated.
Patient called up to ask about the delay in their treatment - and found out they were off the wait list as hospital thought they were dead.
An Oamaru man has been sent to prison for indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
Hugh Green left a fortune of hundreds of millions and his family cannot agree who should control the trusts in charge of the business.
A Labour Government would spend $30 million to "professionalise careers advice'' in schools.
One of the killers of Michael Valentine, who bled to death on his front lawn after being stabbed, has been declined parole.
A warning is in place after back country adventurer triggered an avalanche on Monday.
Call this winter? It feels more like November thanks to winds from the tropics.
War continues over Wanaka's proposed watersports facility.
Eugene Te Matau Nicholas could be in Tauranga, Tokoroa or areas of the South Waikato.
Drug bust sniffed out big stolen tool trove as well.
Every time Darlene Henham's son said "goodnight" she was afraid she would never see him again.
But at $25 a week it will take him more than five years to clear the bill for damaged car.
Government's latest figures provide detailed picture of who's missing out on surgery and why.
Some Auckland cops have ditched their police cars for bikes as they target inner city crime.
Gary McCurrach believed he had two deer in his sights when he pulled the trigger. He was wrong.
Children do not need to keep dying. Abuse is a problem that is preventable and fixable, says Unicef NZ.
As Angelique Protheroe sat trapped with broken bones, her eight-year-old son Jordan urged her to stay calm.
After snapping the ACL tendon in her knee during a match, soccer star Bel has won a scholarship to the US.
A French tourist was arrested in Queenstown overnight for being more than four times over the drink-driving limit and in possession of a weapon, police say.
Child, Youth and Family admits its assessment of family living in squalor was inadequate.
John Key has a plan to rid the country of pests - is it ambitious or unachievable?
Ice on runway delays flights in Invercargill as the South Island wakes to freezing temperatures.
The owner of the Kingston Flyer, Queenstown's iconic steam train, is not bothered who he sells it to.
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck near Haast on the South Island's West Coast.
Scott Kuggeleijn allegedly lay on top of her, pinioned her arms over the top of her head and - despite her alleged protestations – raped her.
Jaws of life used to cut free one person from their car as crash injures two.
A multi million dollar revamp of the Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club is a step closer.
The 18 year old driver and his two teenage accomplices led police on a 40 minute pursuit in Hamilton before the car finally stopped with spiked tyres in the grass.
The government is planning to eradicate the country of all pests threatening native birds by 2050.
He's already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs, and has now admitted committing the same offence four more times.
John Key has publicly reprimanded Trade Minister Todd McClay after he downplayed China trade retaliation fears.
Hawke's Bay Police have found Jason Wright.