An alleged burglar made just one mistake when he stole all of an Auckland family's presents.
The founding president of the NZ Warbirds Association has died, aged 78.
An intensive six hour search has failed to find rebuild worker who disappeared two weeks ago in Canterbury.
A man is dead after a van and motorcycle crash in the Bay of Plenty, igniting a fire.
Driver in serious condition after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into parked car in Timaru.
Man who poured hazardous chemical on clothing rack sentenced to community work.
The Urewera raids remain one of the most controversial events of recent New Zealand history.
A research project into how children think when they use iPads has been given a funding boost.
Experienced Christchurch diver in his 50s died after crayfish expedition went wrong in Akaroa.
A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.
French tourist escapes with minor injuries after flipping rental car on its roof in Akaroa.
Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.
Southern Link arterial route takes "significant step" forward with the NZTA calling for design tenders.
Plans for a joint chief executive for the MidCentral and Whanganui district health boards has been scrapped.
Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.
Want to appear in Christchurch's opening ceremony for the Cricket World Cup? Those scared of heights need not apply.
Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.
The future of Palmerston North's historic Hoffman Kiln is a step closer to being secured, as part of plans for a health centre to be built on the site.
Mixed response as six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's February 2011 quake are revealed.
For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.
A man has failed in his attempt to overturn his convictions and sentence for rape, sexual violation and indecent acts with his de facto stepdaughter.
A judge has slated the state of youth culture at the sentencing of a teenager accused of videoing an intimate sexual moment.
The former Kiwi Air owner pushing to get a new airline in the sky says he has all the money needed to get underway.
Former champion jockey Lisa Cropp could spend up to three years after admitting her addiction to methamphetamine.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing bosses are big offenders when it comes to ripping off workers.
Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.
Police are searching for three men who attacked and robbed a teenager, leaving him with head injuries.
Prisoner escapes from custody of two Corrections officers while in hospital.
The high level of poverty in some streets in the Marchwiel area was highlighted last week in a social justice report commissioned by Anglican Care.
After being brought to his knees "like a condemned man" by a fire that could have killed him, Troy Mahupuku is fighting back.
In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.
A woman has been found guilty after her dog attacked a friendly admirer, ripping off her lower lip, leaving her smile looking like a "sneer".
Police are looking for a Napier Black Power member after a hit-and-run saw a police officer taken to hospital.
A pregnant woman survived a horrifying ordeal when she was dragged 20 metres by a car trailer.
Police search two addresses after allegations from murderer Phillip Smith that a Corrections officer aided prison escape.
Whisper it softly - forecasters are now predicting a hot, sunny Christmas Day.
Police are investigating separate complaints about Atomic Shuttles buses in Arthur's Pass.
$6,000 worth of essential life saving equipment from the Coromandel has put rescue efforts at risk.
Emma Robertson's physiotherapist calls her a miracle.
Former NZ First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor inappropriately accessed the criminal records of a former party official, the Department of Corrections has confirmed.
A Christchurch man who bashed a persistent drug dealer has been jailed for seven and a half years.
A former building company managing director could face a bill of about $270,000 to go towards Wellington City Council's cost of settling a leaky home claim.
A teenager holding a "disturbingly realistic" replica gun sparked a full armed police call-out on Auckland's North Shore this morning.
Hunters banned from Hawke's Bay forest park for misuse of firearms and excessive drinking.
Man charged with driving offence in wake of death of man outside Auckland karaoke bar in October can now be named.
A stalker who filled his victim’s petrol tank with concrete has been sentenced to intensive supervision and community detention.
A jacket and a car may be crucial to investigation of the deadly Upper Hutt axe attack.
Knickers and knick-knacks among hundreds of items discovered in the home of woman accused of thefts.
Teen charged for serious assault on elderly Waikanae couple broke down in tears in the dock.
School of girl critically injured after being hit by a car in West Auckland posts hopeful message about her injuries.