Auckland Mayor Len Brown is refusing to stand down after confirming that he had a two-year affair with a member of a council advisory panel 25 years his junior.
Tamara Mclean A VIOLENT tornado has ripped through northern Auckland, killing one person and injuring 19 in a freak storm that has shaken disaster-weary New Zealanders.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Australia and New Zealand in April next year, Kensington Palace says.
A Melbourne family of five, including a baby boy, who were injured when the van they were travelling in plunged down a steep bank in New Zealand, are still seriously ill in hospital.
A young Wellington woman raped by a bouncer in an alleyway could have "closed her legs" if she didn't want sex, the man's lawyer told a jury.
Nicole Pryor A New Zealand woman has been accused of secretly injecting her husband's sperm into their maid in a bizarre Dubai court case.
A New Zealand man is in a critical but stable condition after crashing a motorised bar stool north of Auckland.
Helen Harvey Two climbers have died on New Zealand's Mount Taranaki after they became trapped in a snow cave in freezing conditions.
Cyber bullies could face up to three years' imprisonment, with their bullying set to be criminalised in a new bill being introduced to the New Zealand parliament.
Wellington: Severe storms are lashing the North Island of New Zealand, with many schools across Wellington forced to close amid safety concerns.
A large 6.5 earthquake has hit central New Zealand, sending people diving for cover in Wellington.
Philip Wen China has halted imports of New Zealand milk powder after dairy company Fonterra said a range of its Karicare formula products had been contaminated with bacteria that poses serious health risks.
Able-bodied drivers who park in disability car parks are being named and shamed on a Facebook page which is publishing dozens of shots of offending vehicles.
Karla Adam In an island nation a furore has broken out over a crusade to eradicate man's second-best friend.
A New Zealand anti-royalist's unsuccessful plan to throw horse manure on Prince Charles and his wife Camilla last November has ended in a $NZ220 ($184) fine and a criminal conviction.
David Gago A New Zealand woman is to appear in court after she gave birth to a child with a primary school aged boy.
The colourful King of Tonga, George Tupou V, who brought democracy to the impoverished South Pacific island nation, has died in Hong Kong at the age of 63, a report says.
The violent boyfriend of Emily Longley who strangled the aspiring New Zealand model in a jealous rage has been described as "evil" by her family.
Elliot Turner fancied himself as some form of celebrity in the bars and clubs in the affluent areas of Bournemouth and Poole on England's south coast.
Cleo Fraser Hui ''Leo'' Gao dreamt of getting rich quick, but when his dream suddenly came true it quickly turned into a nightmare.