A police cordon is in place after a serious assault in the Christchurch suburb of Sumner.
He is accused of making hoax calls to community centres in New Zealand, as well as the US and Australia.
Rod McDermott, the CEO behind the success of the Farmers retail empire, has died in a car crash.
Wanted woman Lana Tutty just can't stop commenting on police's Facebook page but, this time it's a family affair.
High-end car owner makes costly mistake, sending vehicle crashing into petrol station.
Labour and the Greens agree on Budget rules, including a pledge to run surpluses and cap debt.
The South Island was shunted over 5m closer to the North in a rupture so complex it may forever change quake science.
Pack a poncho if you're going to Adele this weekend - there will be showers.
Fire crews from the lower North Island have been sent to tackle the blaze.
OPINION: A 'decriminalisation' of abortion law would send a highly discriminatory message towards the community of people with disabilities.
Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis living in pain are unable to access health care due to long waiting lists.
Meet the people who have done away with the social-media monster.
At first it looked like Hamilton teens were helping the man up.
Police abandon pursuit shortly before motorcyclist has serious crash in Bulls.
A moderate 4.8-magnitude earthquake has struck north of Wellington and was widely felt.
James excels in maths, writing and singing - and he's a handy cricketer. But he won't be going to Auckland Grammar.
Reverend at Oamaru school steps down over use of the word "infiltrate" to promote religious practice.
Judge implores offender to get help: "The issues that you have to confront are significant".
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake has struck near Paraparaumu, north of Wellington, on Thursday.
He accused the victim of stealing his son's bike then dished out his own brand of justice.
Angry, he recklessly threw a brick. That decision changed another man's life forever.
Anglican diocese loses faith in historic church, but its final judgment has yet to come.
One person is dead and another seriously injured after a train and a car collided near Morrinsville in the Waikato.
Jetstar cancels flight bound for Auckland, forcing fans to miss out after buying expensive tickets for Mt Smart concert.
Roughly 60,000 tonnes - quarter of the country's recyclable glass - wound up in landfills last year.
They use about 12 bathtubs of water each a day. No wonder they support meters.
Pensioner dies day after call to hospital about coughing up blood.
The Timaru District Council was aware of issues with one of its buildings, later found to not meet new building standards, more than three weeks ago.
Rural Canterbury families losing landline service for up to a week at a time - and that could leave them hanging in an emergency.
Ihaka Stokes suffered two broken bones at least a week before he was beaten to death.
Hearing panel headed up by one of the team brought in by Government to take over Canterbury's water management.
A bronze boot in Arthur's Pass marks five lives lost in one of NZ's most terrible alpine disasters.
Police are appealing for sightings of a male driver with "distinctive" red hair driving a stolen car across Auckland.
Wellington woman's Lotto ticket didn't feature any of her lucky numbers. Now she's a millionaire.
Drivers travelling the alternative route between Picton and Christchurch will have an even longer journey from Sunday night.
The future of about 20 per cent of IDEA Services clients is uncertain as the national disability service provider prepares to cut services.
Selena Thompson was struck more than 70 times and could not have survived her injuries, pathologist said.
PPTA claims charter school gets $61,000 of Govt money per student, but ACT disputes the figures.
Man's attempt to blame Siri for dozens of harassing calls to his ex-wife rejected in court.
Wet weather forecast for Auckland this weekend could spell more trouble for areas affected by the Tasman Tempest.
Christchurch's orange traffic light phases could change slightly to help prevent red light-running.
Dans le Noir: Blind waiters turn the tables at new pitch-dark culinary venture in Auckland.
"I have seen what the police do to people," says attempted murder accused.
Bringing back author's remains to NZ a "mad and idiotic suggestion," Mansfield scholar says.
The climbing cost of dog control is a bone of contention in Marlborough.
The problem is that so few students want to take social science courses that it's become unviable to teach them.
MPI to investigate slaughter of pig at the Napier City Council pound.
NZ schools are transforming into gated safety fortresses. But what message does that send to the public?
Reduction in commercial rock lobster catch has 'serious implications', according to industry body
History has shown Londoners rise above tragedy, responding with defiance rather than fear.