A neighbour stoush ended with a real estate agent using his golf club to break someone's wrist.
A man who indecently assaulted two teenage boys in a Palmerston North mosque will fight to keep his name secret.
Young Pacific Islanders with a penchant for crime-fighting TV shows are being urged to consider becoming real-life detectives.
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A 60-year-old fisherman swam for his life for four hours after his boat capsized in Tauranga Harbour this morning.
Under the Electoral Act, it is an offence to influence a voter in any way on polling day.
A house which became a makeshift art gallery after the quakes has been demolished.
The Ministry of Education is set to move its head office into a refurbished Bowen St building next year.
A child was thrown from a school bus before the driverless vehicle continued on a path of destruction.
Two companies involved in the transfer of logs at Lyttelton Port have halted operations after officials raised concerns about the quality of their vehicles.
Jack Tame, TVNZ's United States correspondent, is back in the country and has urged CPIT students to make the most of their education.
A man caught drink-driving three times within four months had been on bail with conditions not to drink alcohol or drive.
Farmers are receiving mixed signals about selling the HT swede variety, which has been linked to the illness and deaths of hundreds of cows.
A Timaru woman who attacked her friend with scissors has been sentenced to eight months' home detention.
Something flew through Rutger Hale's front windscreen and smashed his head, killing him. No one knows what it was.
The former wife of a top harness racing trainer has been caught drink-driving for the fourth time.
The Government is chasing a Chch company for $800,000 over allegedly defective and leaky school buildings.
Our school canteens are still selling foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.
Shaun Seebaluck was ''scunnered'' Scotland voted no in the independence referendum.
Brenda Warren has embarked on a 700-day journey to enable her to sit in a chair without feeling shame.
An outbreak of the Ebola virus in New Zealand is very unlikely, but definitely possible, a Manawatu Ebola expert says.
Pregnant Maori and Pasifika women are offered gift vouchers to stop smoking.
Hundreds of dead patients from Tokanui Psychiatric Hospital lying in unmarked graves are about to receive the burial rights they were denied.
The number of us prepared to drink and drive plummeted in past five years, but there are still pockets bucking the trend.
Dylan Byers has spent much of his short life screaming in rage at his family.
Pawing their way to a pest-free environment
Rodent sniffer-dogs get to work to hunt out rats in pest-free conservation sites.
Child seriously injured after being catapulted through door in "bizarre" four-vehicle smash.
Helen Clark has tonight been recognised for her contribution to women’s health in New Zealand.
Two men spent three hours in 'terrible conditions' bailing water from their nearly-submerged boat.
Selfies, silliness and the occasional protest - all the action from the final hours of the election campaign.
Getting people into first homes will lead to better outcomes for Maori, say Te Tai Tonga candidates.
Invercargill woman accused of possessing methamphetamine for supply appears in court.
A driver has died after his vehicle crashed into a parked truck on a rural road near Timaru.
Rutger Hale's girlfriend thought drunk driver coming towards them seconds before mystery object killed her partner.
Cyclists are racking up fines for offences like not wearing helmets, to being towed by a car.
Two armed men threatened staff at Gordonton Superette overnight before fleeing with cigarettes and cash.
A Hamilton man has admitted historic sexual offending against boys over three decades.
Winston Peters and Colin Craig trade blows over ruling on Conservative Party pamphlet.
Man who indecently assaulted teenage boys while they slept in mosque fights to keep name secret.
Three-year-old Savannah Clark has a goal - to be able to walk through the school gate on her own.
Police hunt for teen who escaped on foot after road spikes put end to high-speed pursuit.
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Trial of man who allegedly threatened Christchurch Work and Income staff member transfers to Te Kuiti.
Police concerns have thwarted a Whangarei teen's party plans after reports there would be 500 attendees.
Driver whose racing opponent's crash caused a woman's death has been jailed for 3 1/2 years.
Man who stabbed "beautiful" puppy to death after it killed pet rabbit said he took ''a life for a life''.
A young man has suffered severe injuries after hitting himself with an angle grinder.
Police seek trio believed to be responsible for stealing thousands from older female shoppers.