Already this year, five people have been shot in hunting incidents - two dead and three injured.
An Ashburton man has been tasered after threatening police with steel pliers.
Police investigation into Hawera Intermediate School fire will begin as soon as area is made safe.
SH29 over the Kaimai Ranges is now open.
Friends and family remember 10-year-old at a touching service in Levin.
A voluntary euthanasia bill will be lodged in Parliament on Wednesday.
Forensics police are examining a Southland house after the sudden death of a 17-month-old infant on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old was in a farm bike crash in the Waikato.
Dog lovers no longer need to stuff their pooches into handbags thanks to a new site that lists pet friendly businesses.
A Southland man who accidentally shot dead his son during a hunting trip has been discharged without conviction.
The arrest of a man by police investigating a threat to poison baby milk has been welcomed by politicians.
Police have arrested a man almost a year after threats to poison baby milk formula prompted an investigation costing $3 million, and safety measures involving more than 150,000 batch tests on milk products.
Financial gain, rather than environmentalism, appears to have been motivation behind alleged blackmail attempt.
Police have swooped on houses in South Canterbury in an operation targeting the sale of synthetic cannabis.
17-year-old accused under 24-hour curfew after court appearance.
Family of an Indian student who has been missing in Auckland since Sunday morning are calling for anyone with information to speak out.
The man acquitted of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy will have to wait to find out if he will get an early release from prison.
Investment of nearly $25m to find new superfoods promises to lift economy too.
A Palmerston North woman has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a crash near Foxton on Sunday.
Former nurse, who worked with vulnerable teens, "ignored warnings" about conduct with teen patient.
The grandmother of rescued boy praises bravery of the Kiwi woman who drowned in the process of saving him..
A body has been found by a tourist in a Rotorua hot pool.
Judge orders Trade Minister to take a fresh look at a request for information on TPPA negotiations.
A man got a woman to sexually violate her son so he could buy the recording, charges say.
There have been 11 serious incidents with five lives lost in firearms incidents this year.
Some beneficiaries who missed appointments had payments cut after temporary Work and Income closure.
Businesses say they are thousands of dollars out of pocket after high profile darts events were held in Invercargill and Wellington.
Their livelihood is being stolen.
A people-mover rolled in a collision at a busy intersection on SH1 and Victoria St in Cambridge.
Kiwis in Australia are paying for insurance polices that do nothing.
A $3m probe into the poison baby milk threat has closed in on one man, who faces court today.
He killed his friend in car crash, but escaped on a technicality. Now he's going to jail.
Paula Rebstock is being paid double the maximum rate to overhaul CYF.
Global oil price plunge sees Kiwi pump prices drop.
A Labour-led government would "scrap out" issues, like its plan to ban foreign house buyers, with other TPPA countries.
Two Northland children who demanded money from a dairy owner at gunpoint ended up being chased from the store with a broomstick.
Landlord spends days cleaning "rubbish dump" home after partying youths trashed it.
Police are reviewing footage that shows security staff rendering two men unconscious outside a Christchurch bar.
Last night's earthquake did little or no damage so why was it branded ''severe'' by GeoNet?
A stolen Subaru Impreza is believed to have been the getaway vehicle in a string of burglaries targeting cigarettes.
A patched gang member will be paid $37 an hour by the Dunedin City Council.
There were 3 cropping-related deaths over 7 years, but the practice is considered more dangerous than other farming.
A High Court judge has challenged a man sentenced for manslaughter to come out of prison a better man.
Woman battling anxiety by touring NZ exchanging acts of kindness.
Cyclist who died in Christchurch went over handlebars as he rode down Evans Pass Rd.
Skiing has changed, I am told. The financial elite no longer rule the mountain like they used to.
On Sunday morning Connor Brian Phillips was enjoying the last day of school holidays. Hours later he was dead.
Numbers of properties failing to attract auction bids is on the rise as Auckland's market slows.
Shocking scale of parents behaving badly on the sidelines revealed in survey.
Synthetic cannabis became illegal in 2014 but in Taupo adverse reactions are still being noticed.