A person has died after a car and a campervan crash on a main arterial route through Waihī in Waikato. The person who died had been travelling in the car at the time of the collision, on Sunday afternoon.A second occupant...
The owners of one of Wellington's landmark buildings has just $42,000 sitting in a fund to get it earthquake strengthened, falling well short of the $11 million that's needed. The St Gerard's monastery and church buildings have...
A house fire in Christchurch spread through two properties before firefighters were able to bring it under control overnight. Fire crews and emergency services were called to the blaze on Rawson St, in New Brighton, about 1.45am....
Havelock North's disastrous gastro outbreak could have infected thousands more than first thought, a major new DNA analysis has found.The researchers behind the just-published study say a "multi-barrier" strategy around drinking...
The life of an inspirational "gentle giant" famous among Auckland's rugby league community has been cut short, leaving behind a grieving family and one of the country's biggest business success stories.David Mu, who with wife Sandra...
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A Catholic school in Ponsonby has drawn criticism for erecting a billboard urging people to "say no" in an upcoming referendum on liberalising cannabis law.In a photo uploaded on Reddit, a sign outside St Paul's College says: "To...
By Jonathan Mitchell of RNZ Documents released to RNZ under the Official Information Act revealed details of the ammunition part of the scheme, which came into effect after the Christchurch mosque shootings last year.An unsuccessful...
ANALYSIS: Shane Jones was the prophet preparing the ground for the messiah, preaching of riches to come as long as voters delivered to him the promised land.That promised land isn't Northland, it's Parliament. The pathway to the...
The US ambassador to New Zealand has already ticked an item off his bucket list - on his first day in the country.
Police have destroyed an object initially thought to be suspicious and removed a cordon in Huntly.
A man is dead and another has suffered serious injuries after a microlight crashed on an Otago Aero Club flight.
When Kiwi yachties were shipwrecked on a remote reef in the South Pacific, the people of the island where they sought refuge at first thought they were pirates.
Bill English was seen holding open the door to a Wellington waterfront bar for members of his inner circle after the National conference at the weekend.
An Invercargill couple have given up on building their dream home in the city due to frustrations with the Invercargill City Council consents team.
A Christchurch woman has had to cut branches off fruit trees to feed the fire which heats her family home as a firewood shortage grips the city.
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Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed disgraced MP Todd Barclay offered to play him the tape recording that led to his downfall.
A Hamilton couple were forced to take refuge in a neighbour's house after the family of a teenage girl hit by a car began hurling racial abuse.
Police have appealed for information after a man armed with a tomahawk robbed a Nelson dairy of money and cigarettes.
A girl who was treading water after a boating mishap has been rescued from Manukau Harbour, but the man she was with remains missing.
A body found off the Tauranga coast has been identified as that of a man whose car was discovered submerged in a Bay of Plenty river late last month.
The government has rejected calls for an inquiry after a report found more than 90 per cent of respondents felt frustrated by the mental health system.
State Highway 1 south of Waiouru has been reopened in both directions after a closure caused by a vehicle fire.
The PSA says industrial action by civilian staff in the New Zealand Defence Force over pay negotiations is a last resort.
The Family court is fair and professional towards abused women and children and recent criticisms are based on inaccurate statements, its top judge says.
The Black Ferns team to contest the world sevens series tournament in Japan mixes youth and experience as they look to back up from their win in Las Vegas.
A "moderate" 5.1-magnitude earthquake has hit New Zealand's East Coast, with just over 750 people reporting feeling it on the GeoNet website.
A 56-year-old man has sobbed during his first appearance before a Rotorua District Court judge after being accused of murdering his wife.
A tweet from a Herald gossip columnist about an accident in Ashburton has caused widespread offence.
The Highlanders are celebrating prevailing over the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby thriller.
John Stringer has quit as a board member, saying he never wanted a confrontation with Colin Craig.
A 22-year-old has been charged with the murder of Vicki Warrington.
A hangi workshop is taking place in inner Auckland today.
More than 600 NZ defence personnel are taking part in a warfighting exercise.
A looming shortage of farm workers has prompted moves to encourage school students to take up careers in agriculture.
Two people were seriously injured after a vehicle travelling down the Awatere Valley rolled several times early this morning.
The man died following an alleged assault in Nelson early yesterday.
A man's body has been found floating in the Wellington Harbour this morning.
A man has been found dead in a vehicle which was stuck on a sand dune at a Kapiti Coast beach.
A teenager who was killed in a Christchurch house fire, apparently after he went back in to help a friend, was 16-year-old Corey James McLean.
The Roosters are challenging Sonny Bill Williams to bow out of the NRL with a bang.
Auckland has overcome a 12-0 half time deficit to beat Bay of Plenty 27-12 in their ITM Cup match in Rotorua.
Nicole Kidman is "devastated" and "beside herself" after the sudden death of her father, Dr Anthony Kidman.
Ethan Hawke has admitted he knew the late actor Robin Williams was in pain and praised his co-star and friend's "sensitive heart".
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow has paid tribute to her late father on what would have been his 41st birthday through a touching Instagram post.
A strong international season will come to an end for a number of New Zealand's top track and field athletes, when they competed in the Continental Cup in Morocco this weekend.
Melbourne Storm's campaign for another NRL premiership has received a massive boost with injured skipper Cameron Smith completing their final training run ahead of their sudden-death match against Canterbury on Sunday.
The White House has declared the United States is at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.
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