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.
Nick Ralston A Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.
Michael Koziol Air New Zealand co-pilot tried three times to re-enter the cockpit after a falling out with the captain.
A New Zealander was one of a four-man crew rescued from a leaky row boat in the Pacific Ocean in dramatic circumstances by the US Coast Guard.
A debate about foreign ownership of New Zealand property has taken a twist with the co-vice president of a minor political party identifying a "busload of Australian women" as a problem.
WELLINGTON, June 7 AAP - A two-year-old boy has died after being crushed by a 1.5 tonne roller driven by a relative working on the driveway of his New Zealand home.
Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: Oil rig worker Mike McKay loses job after MH370 'fire in the sky' report
Steve Lillebuen Reports from an oil rig worker who saw a fire in the sky on the night Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared are being taken seriously, police sources have confirmed.
Charles Anderson Erika Perkinson has nightmares.
Julia Hollingsworth We'll never call him King William, say New Zealand republicans. New Zealand Republic says it's inevitable the country will get a democratically elected head of state rather than an unelected head of...
Prince George appears to have become one of the most eligible bachelors in New Zealand after a string of offers.
To the untrained eye, the Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a pleasant but nondescript simple blue and white hooped top to go sailing in Waitemata Harbour.
Family and friends are comforting Danica Weeks hours after she heard the news that the Malaysian Airlines flight carrying her husband Paul has been confirmed lost in the Indian Ocean west of Perth.
The family of Paul Weeks, who was aboard the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight, have criticised Malaysia's handling of the information flow about the search operation.
Sharon Begley A species of crow native to islands east of Australia has long wowed scientists with its intelligence, and now it has shown it can solve at least one puzzle as well as the average 7-year-old child.
Michael Field Tonga is slipping into a high-level political crisis after revelations its diplomatic passports have been sold to Chinese nationals on the express order of the island nation's prime minister.
Martin van Beynen Failures by the New Zealand Fire Service and Urban Search and Rescue did not contribute to the deaths of eight people at the CTV site.
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.
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.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Australia and New Zealand in April next year, Kensington Palace says.