Principals still struggle to see how the new 'Investing in Educational Success' policy will work in schools.
Pigeons and their poo are threatening to destroy the stonework of an historic Auckland church.
Auckland's top transport project has been overhauled to save the debt-ridden city almost $500 million.
He had a knife held to his chest, but Chris Baxendale still tried to reason with a masked intruder.
Ngati Toa's treaty settlement is being celebrated, but it's bitter sweet for Tiratu Williams.
Finding out he was no longer needed as football coach at MAGS was a kick in the guts for Kevin Fallon.
The lower drink-driving limit will save lives, supporters say, but should not prevent people having an after-work tipple.
Council staff are resorting to stakeouts to catch rubbish dumpers going to extremes to avoid the $2.50 bag fee.
A rundown rental home where a man was stabbed has attracted a string of noise complaints.
A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, EQC's Ian Simpson says.
Swannanoa School has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet scheme.
It was either a shed full of new power tools or a meaningful OE for building apprentice James Poore.
A grim forecast of gales and heavy rain for the next few days is set to blight weekend plans for people around the country.
Sickly doctors could be infecting patients, with an alarming number of them dragging themselves into work despite knowing the risk.
The threat of losing their driver's licence has jolted southerners into paying overdue fines.
Personal documents and addresses found in city streets were stored at the top of a car park building.
A judge has attempted to settle issues leading to "ructions and recriminations" that have split members of the Crown Forestry Rental Trust.
A new poll has breathed life into Labour's hopes of an upset win, just as Parliament rose for the final time before the election.
A leader who called for the Kingitanga to be overthrown has refused to debate the issue.
If you scout a lot of scarves on the street today, don't just put it down to the wintry weather.
Dry July might be over, but political party leaders are giving up booze until after the election.
The parents of a teenager killed in Oamaru four years ago are dumbfounded and outraged over a High Court verdict.
The victim of an indecent act is at the centre of a legal battle to name a well-known Otago man.
A man denies sexually assaulting a child over an eight-year period despite being found guilty.
A man who accidentally shot his friend while they were duck hunting has avoided prison.
Aucklander charged with firing gun at police after car chase in Bay of Plenty.
Details of couples' high life funded by stealing millions revealed after name suppression lapses.
A North Canterbury primary school has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet programme.
Gym staff from Les Mills are in Taupo mourning the loss of popular Auckland fitness trainer Joe Houpapa.
Masked man with a knife confronted an elderly couple in their home before stealing their BMW.
A child suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car in South Auckland.
Rental car agencies are being advised to be wary of a woman with a large scar on her face.
Trade minister's meal, including foie gras and toothfish, cost $300 - and that was before the wine.
It took golfer Janne Pottinger 38 years to notch her first hole-in-one - and an hour to get her second.
If you're thinking today's unusually hot for the middle of winter, you're not wrong.
A driver trying to flee police was forced to give up after getting stuck on an Auckland beach.
Labour handed some rare good news on the last day of the current Parliament, with a new poll showing a rebound in fortunes.
A driver veered off the road and plunged down a cliff into the Whanganui River this morning.
Two men who allegedly "skimmed" over $500,000 from Auckland ATMs have been arrested.
Two Hamilton women are accused of stealing make-up and cosmetics worth more than $12,000.
Police arrest man who led a high-speed car chase through Whangarei with a child in his car.
Labour accuses Government of "penny-pinching' by refusing to help fund funeral expenses for war veterans.
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson won't say if he discussed Kim Dotcom with FBI deputy director FBI Mark Giuliano today.
A Hamilton man caught speeding has since sold car after accepting it was "too fast" for him.
New Zealand might not have been prepared for the full enormity of the Great War, but it had done its best, as Bill O'Byrne reports.
Two men facing poaching charges refuse to enter pleas, saying they did not recognise the court's jurisdiction.
Government moves to protect nation's sporting reputation ahead of world cup matches here.
Police seek help to track down a man wanted for breaching release conditions.
Wellington police are hunting an identical twin with missing teeth after an attack so severe the victim needed surgery.
The killing of a solo mother divided a family and left behind a child who'll never know her mother.