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.
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.
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.
Helen Harvey Two climbers have died on New Zealand's Mount Taranaki after they became trapped in a snow cave in freezing conditions.
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.
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.
A large 6.5 earthquake has hit central New Zealand, sending people diving for cover in Wellington.
David Gago A New Zealand woman is to appear in court after she gave birth to a child with a primary school aged boy.
Wellington: Severe storms are lashing the North Island of New Zealand, with many schools across Wellington forced to close amid safety concerns.
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.
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.
A man lay dead in his car on a busy Auckland road for five days before a resident raised the alarm with police.
Olivia Carville In one of the most chilling photographs taken on February 22, 2011, a white-sneakered foot protrudes from a dirty grey blanket amid a mountain of rubble. The foot belonged to Olivia Cruickshank.
New Zealand police are unsure if a shark responsible for the death of a man at an Auckland beach on Wednesday afternoon has been killed, despite firing several shots at the creature.
The family of a man killed in a shark attack off an Auckland beach today say he was a "glorious and great father, husband and friend".
The family of shark attack victim Adam Strange have waded into the sea during an emotional ceremony at Muriwai beach.
BEIJING: Diabetes in China, already a greater burden than in any other country, is probably being exacerbated by its one-child policy.