A Wellington pensioner has pleaded guilty over charges in relation to his racist rant on a bus.
Man who sexually assaulted two elderly women sentenced to nearly 13 years in jail.
Homicide probe after life support switched off
Police launch homicide probe after prisoner with a history of violence is assaulted and dies.
A man has walked free after his car plunged down a West Coast river bank, police say.
Drinking while pregnant isn't worth the risk, says Alcohol Healthwatch health promoter Christine Rogan.
Supermarkets still vigilant over threat to lace baby food with 1080 as blackmailer's deadline looms.
A masked man has robbed a 20-year-old of his bicycle and phone at gunpoint in Waikanae, police say.
Up to 50 troops sent to Australia for training - a step closer to their deployment in Iraq where they are set to join the fight against Islamic State.
A wave of poisonous porcupine fish have washed up on a New Plymouth beach.
Man and woman swim 50m in darkness to rescue an unconscious man in Wellington Harbour.
A move to toughen penalties for wayward drone operators is backed by a Hamilton man who breached drone rules.
The Te Puke man who died in a head-on car crash at Paengaroa, south of Tauranga, was Ian Foote.
Labour leader Andrew Little plans to pave the way for a closer relationship with NZ First's Winston Peters when they meet this week.
Settled autumn weather will see the sun make an appearance everywhere on Tuesday.
Crown Lynn’s white swan vases are set to be the centrepiece of a new museum housing a collection of Kiwi crown jewels.
Trial for Picton man accused of stabbing teen eight times begins in the Blenheim District Court.
A man who ploughed a car into a group of cyclists, killing one and injuring others, is able to drive tractors on his farm.
Airways NZ applies for resource consent for 32-metre air traffic control tower with 12.5 degree lean.
Firefighters have isolated a hazardous ammonia spill at the Port of Timaru.
Nicky Hager leads debate on NZ role in Iraq
"We don't want to be part of it, we prefer if NZ did not participate in the war," says Muslim Association president.
The Christchurch school at the centre of a stoush with the parents of two rowers has hired a new lawyer.
Two police officers "were very nearly caught up" in a crash that left one person seriously injured.
The man killed in a South Canterbury car crash on Sunday was from the Middle East and lived and worked in Oamaru.
'It's getting much easier to live here'
The Christchurch suburb of Bexley is almost off the map.
A woman videoed in a late-night sex romp with a senior colleague has moved away.
Labour is being urged to dump its controversial NZ Power policy by its own energy spokesman.
Meningococcal septicaemia survivor Penny Gifkins hopes innovative surgery will transform her life.
The University of Waikato has signed a deal with a Californian institution to share knowledge and work on research.
Red-zone life is traumatising enough without troops of soldiers firing guns and throwing grenades nearby, a Christchurch family says.
Privy Council confirms Pora should not be retried
Timber truck driver suffers flashbacks after Chinese driver collided with his vehicle.
Social media as power for good
Facebook proved a valuable tool in the recovery of a stolen car in Timaru on Monday.
Designer Claire Prebble's battle with cancer has attracted donations from as far afield as Bahrain.
Despite several accidents since it opened, a SH1 roundabout has only 'minor to moderate' safety issues.
A growing proportion of Kiwis think Asians are to blame for rising house prices, a report finds.
With nods to Michael Jackson and the movie Boy, hundreds danced to Poi E.
Lundy jury to deliberate a second day after the judge urged them "not be scared" by the task of finding a verdict.
Venessa Green's death points to need for safety review of Golden Mile, coroner says.
NZ pilots’ association offers support to manage stress in the wake of the Germanwings disaster.
They suffered in war with those who would become our forefathers, our heroes and our fallen - then never came home.
GP "truly devastated" by the death of a patient he mistakenly ordered to stop taking medication.
Government loses its majority on planned environmental law changes and has to start again.
Police seek driver of after a woman was seriously injured in Masterton.
A fresh start in Wellington got off to rotten start for a Nelson family only hours after they arrived in the city.
Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been released back into the community.
Jurors in the Lundy trial have been told not to make a moral judgment about Mark Lundy using a prostitute.
West Coast business owners say they have been in limbo for four years over proposed zoning plan.
A bird killer with a penchant for trinkets is on the loose in Wellington.
A head-on crash 35km east of Tauranga has left one driver dead and another seriously injured.
Mystery still surrounds the death of a Wellington woman whose body was found in Wellington's town belt.