A large crowd has gathered to watch the bizarre retrieval of a digger off the Kapiti coast.
Embroidered vestments more than 100 years old stolen nicked from Wellington church.
Legs bent up at 90 degrees, lying on the floor, Cyril Edwards settles in for the night. It's the only way to keep the pain at bay.
Two men injured, one seriously, after the attack in Auckland's Onehunga.
It's 6am, and bus driver Barry Hobbs is donning a high-vis vest before a long day on the roads. He's done this for 50 years.
Kiwi Dame Lowell Goddard could be Britain's highest paid civil servant, as she heads child sex inquiry.
Arrival of gun-toting hunters to high country conservation land upsets neighbours, who say the public are not safe.
Auckland motorway reopened after chicken offal spill.
Days after Doug Pike sold his home to pay for surgery, public operation was scheduled.
Faces of Innocents: High rates of child abuse among Maori can be traced back to colonisation, academic says
The high rates of child abuse among Maori can be traced back to colonisation, an academic says.
Wellington City Council axes plans for a cat curfew but all moggies may need a microchip.
A five-car crash has claimed the lives of two people in Mt Maunganui.
He said he'd been caring for his autistic son. In reality he'd been in prison for robbery.
Social workers who have helped vulnerable children are faced with returning those kids to a home where violence and abuse is likely to continue.
New Zealand urged not to buy into "out of control hype" or wage war on meth problem.
Big cats chow on milk, blood and neck-bones to celebrate International Tiger Day.
Nisha the papillon dog made a dash for freedom and has evaded traps and search parties for two weeks.
Daughter accused of causing her mother's death says she tried her best to look after her.
$11.5m deal back in spotlight after revelation Murray McCully met with influential figures in April.
He was sacked after making a false claim of immigration fraud. Now he's won $10,000.
"You were doing what you could to mitigate the damage," say claims in cricketer's rape trial.
Amelia Burnell walked for 20 minutes in gorse and prickles to save her trapped grandfather.
A cycle safety packs giveaway was held on Friday morning to promote a trial safe cycle route running along College St.
Man sentenced to four years in jail for blackmailing teenage girls into sending him explicit images.
Live simply, laugh often and love your family - these are Maureen's top tips for getting your letter from the Queen.
OPINION: Kevin Rudd's own Government does not think he is up to the task of leading the United Nations.
City councillors look to Hamilton's south for residential development with a ruling on a Wairere Drive flyover.
Four officers who came under fire at Kawerau return to work but one is still recovering.
Former Lower Hutt councillor Scott Dalziell was attacked while campaigning in 2001.
LandSAR volunteers say there is no better feeling than finding a missing person alive as national conference gets underway.
Teen approached by unknown man in an Auckland alleyway.
North Island community rallied to help after a school bus with 15 pupils on board crashed, leaving three children injured.
OPINION: Is the political honeymoon over for Labour and the Greens?
Landslip pushed car perilously close to the edge, leaving the driver too terrified to even open the door.
The super-city idea could make way for a super-district in the Wellington region.
Tipiwai Stainton died when the 50-tonne front-end loader he was driving tipped and fell at a Waihi mine.
He lost his keys, crashed his car and destroyed a $10k fence. "It has been an exceptionally expensive evening for him."
The blaze was an accident, but the "large cannabis grow room" found by firefighters wasn't.
The victim suffered serious injuries when she was sexually assaulted by "3 or more men".
The severe abuse of a 3-year-old girl ended when a kindergarten teacher saw her legs were bruised black and blue.
Customers chased armed men down the street after they allegedly stole a box of cash.
How a hit single song helped save a town.
Specialists will dig trenches to examine foundations of the Canterbury Television building that collapsed in the 2011 quake, killing 115 people.
Corporal Liz Duxfield has traded in the Manawatu winter for Hawaiian sun.
Young cancer sufferer's dad says 5% fee may add to stress of some campaigners.
Victim in assault trial changes story, claiming she could not lie while under oath.
More than 20 people have been arrested in an operation targeting residential burglaries.
Police made a guard of honour as a cop struck down by cancer made his final journey.
Eight people taken to hospital after fire at the Sleepyhead bed factory.
Police are searching for a man in connection to an armed robbery at a petrol station.