Police have arrested four Auckland men after an assault that left one man missing an eye.
Dozens of cars have been stranded or have slid off the road as the south's big chill begins to hit.
Armed offenders squad members persuaded an agitated man to surrender in Whangarei this afternoon.
Peter Dunne could be stripped of over $100k in parliamentary funding after commission finding.
A woman thought she would be raped after finding a teen burglar dismantling her computer.
A man accused of abducting and raping a teen has given evidence about his poor upbringing.
Peter Dunne's party has failed in its bid to be re-registered with the Electoral Commission.
A Dunedin Facebook page highlights all the negative aspects of university life, the Otago Students Association says.
Concern two dogs freed from the pound may attack more victims before they are recaptured.
One-armed man in intensive care after he was assaulted in his own home.
National MP Jacqui Dean has confirmed lodging a privileges complaint with Parliament's Speaker over the behaviour of two senior Labour MPs.
PM says National likely to stand a candidate in a Christchurch East by-election triggered by Lianne Dalziel's announcement she'll leave Parliament to run for mayor.
The Government has unveiled plans to reform non-casino gambling.
Two people admit guilt in savage dog attack described by hospital staff as being more like a shark attack.
A woman charged with the murder of her baby will have a hearing to decide if she is able to stand trial.
A Rotorua teenager who punched a Sydney television reporter has had his sentencing date delayed for two months.
The number of abortions fell last year, Statistics New Zealand says.
When dudes in medieval kit and MetService's Daniel Corbett say ''winter is coming'', look out.
Man who was first to record the kakapo's song and offered chirp to many Kiwis' morning has died.
A mother managed to rescue her two young children from her car just before it burst into flames.
Men accused of burning an Auckland man to death plead not guilty and will go on trial.
Part of one of central Auckland's busiest streets was closed this morning after a chemical spill.
Mark Lundy's lawyer again raises doubts at Privy Council about "fundamentally flawed" evidence.
The Porirua stabbing of a teen has ignited tensions between youths with rival gang associations.
New Plymouth has lost a young sportsman who was killed as he drove home for the uni holidays.
Police think Niko Meafua may be receiving assistance from people who don't realise he's missing.
The judicial conduct commissioner has described a judge's "shrill and unprofessional outburst" during a Family Court hearing as "disturbing".
Prime suspect in the George Taiaroa murder case spotted back in Whangamomona.
A disappearing offender and 2km hunt is no problem for police dog Link.
They say dreams are free, but Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown's light-rail one comes with a $940m price tag.
He's going to die soon, but that isn't stopping Neil Ladyman from living life to the full.
The Greens have dumped their call for quantitative easing - or printing money - after it became an electoral liability.
A Hamilton man battled intense heat in a failed bid to save his neighbour from a burning house.
An elderly woman is dead after the car she was driving crashed down a bank this evening.
Police from across the North Island converge on the Waikato to raid a drug manufacturing operation.
Woman charged with stabbing her partner in the back while he held their son is bailed.
Winston Peters lashes back at John Key calling him a liar after the PM commented the NZ First leader didn't want Chinese people coming to New Zealand.
Man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and pointing it at another person.
Teen claims the man accused of raping her was concerned about her cutting herself because he "wanted my blood to be pure".
Elderly Auckland woman had car and cash stolen when two men entered her home.
Research reveals inconsistency in the sentencing of recidivist drink drivers with place of sentence a major factor.
Pair accused of kidnapping and aggravated robbery connected to death of an 18-year-old likely to go to trial.
Man would "trade my life instead" to save his son and fiancee who died in a fiery car crash.
At least one person is dead after a house fire in the Hamilton suburb of Claudelands.
Court of Appeal hears how a person known only as A came into contact with Cabinet papers.
Plans to help ease the visual impact of a new central Wellington flyover are unveiled.
The family of murdered Paeroa pizza-maker Jordan Voudouris have visited the place he was shot for a moving memorial service.
An Auckland man who provided the gun for an accidental killing has been jailed for 16 months.
As the country braces for a freezing southerly storm, Civil Defence urges Kiwis to stock up on emergency supplies.
Civil Defence has issued a list of things people could do to minimise risk to themselves and their families, when the big chill hits.