Family First says law has done nothing to tackle child abuse, but claims dismissed as "ridiculous" by Sue Bradford.
Twenty-five people being assessed by paramedics after school bus crashes near Christchurch.
The family of a Canadian tourist are worried after he failed to arrive to start a job in Timaru last week.
An adult cyclist is dead after a train hit him at the Fendalton Rd railway crossing in Christchurch.
Jake Bailey wrote the speech first. Then cancer gave it power and poignancy. "It was meant to be," he says.
Kiwis might tout themselves as a sports-mad nation, but the reality is most of us are fat and inactive.
Nearly 1500 emergency callouts to AA were made last year because a child or animal was locked in a car.
A few showers and even thunderstorms are possible, but mostly the summer sun keeps shining.
Ports of Auckland is moving ahead with plans to develop a Waikato freight hub.
Stuart Spencer has a creative solution for getting a date on Valentine's Day.
OPINION: The stomach cinching contraption from a bygone era, the corset, has made a comeback.
The Armed Offenders Squad was called after a man's body was found north of Whangarei.
It's the third time Powerball has been struck so far this year.
A Christchurch school is helping Kiwis buy back Awaroa Inlet.
Crash at Pukerua Bay leaves commuter traffic backed up bumper-to-bumper.
Ever wanted to know what taxi drivers have to put up with? Well, this firm has you sorted.
Maths and science teachers are being pulled out of retirement as schools experience ''critical'' staff shortages.
Group of trampers exploit loophole that allows infants to stay for free in DOC huts - by making up 12 of them.
Kiwi soldiers are Korea-bound for exercises with Republic's troops and US marines.
Christchurch's first evening noodle market attracts huge crowds – and huge queues.
Police are warning people in the area to stay out of the water.
Aucklanders faced delays to train services on Wednesday due to a track fault near Britomart.
Number of burglaries solved drops below 10 per cent in some parts of NZ.
Lifeguards from Auckland's Bethells Beach are heading to Greece to help with the migrant crisis.
OPINION: I've been listening to you over the past few years, months and weeks. So, I'd like to set the record straight on a few matters.
"We can't stick our head in the sand." DOC says it's considering making overseas tourists pay to use our parks.
Frankton shoppers spanning a few generations remember doing business with Forlongs.
A mystery toxin is being blamed for wiping out the fish and plants in a creek north of Blenheim.
A man is in critical condition after being pinned under the tyre of a 15-tonne truck.
Three vehicles were involved in a northern Southland crash that left one person with minor injuries.
A long-standing feud was reignited after a woman found her tyres slashed. She went for revenge, and things got really nasty.
Move to mainland not because of tensions on Stewart Island, shark dive operator says.
It's costing $300 to remove each pair of shoes hanging from Dunedin powerlines.
Christchurch woman cannot find a buyer for her home after the Head Hunters moved in next door.
Students tell MPs of "toxic" effect of poor housing on their well-being and academic performance.
A 72-year-old man was found dead of a suspected heart attack in a Cambodian resort.
Would texts from your doctor help you quit smoking?
Kayaking pair were winched from mud after their boat got stuck.
A man who killed an Oamaru woman with an axe continues to demonstrate aggressive and hostile behaviour.
IPCA unable to investigate claims of excessive force from police due to financial pressures.
Impacts on the environment are not limited to farming, with tourism playing a part too.
Cycling issues mount for Wanaka community.
Operators are frantically searching for equipment and staff as the Auckland building boom gathers pace.
Harbourmasters 'have little to go on' in terms of how the girl was injured.
Karl Barkley has at least 25 years on some of his peers.
A man jailed for murdering his infant son is seeking a reduction of his minimum non-parole period.
Education ministry boss says he couldn't spend money on teachers that had been allocated to a $19.5m office revamp.
Independent police watchdog "urges" police to alter rules on pursuing drivers, but Police Commissioner is unmoved.
Funding to rise for 7 DHBs, and dip for 4 others including Auckland, after changes to health budget's allocation formula.