New Zealand officials have released a list of baby names put forward by parents that were rejected because they were too bizarre or offensive, including Lucifer and Mafia No Fear.
New Zealand parliament has voted to make same-sex marriage legal.
Peter Wilson and Laura McQuillan New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been accused of "ramping up the rhetoric" and talking up the prospect of war with comments about New Zealand's role in another Korean conflict.
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".
David Clarkson A former Catholic brother charged with over 250 counts of sexual abuse against children and young adults in NSW has appeared in a Christchurch court.
UK tabloids are having a field day with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's lowly opinion of English football star David Beckham's intellect.
Tracy Withers WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Pike River mine tragedy that killed 29 men almost two years ago was ''preventable'' and caused by poor company management and ineffective regulation, according to a report...
Tracy Watkins, Wellington China has been forced to make its diplomacy more visible and vocal, to demystify its growing presence in New Zealand and the Pacific and to overcome fears of economic domination.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has been recorded centred 15 kilometres southeast of Tokoroa in the central North Island.
Hundreds of travellers have been left stranded after the eruption of Mt Tongariro on New Zealand's North Island caused road closures and flight cancellations.
New Zealand has lost its first female soldier since the Vietnam war in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan which claimed three lives.
Paloma Migone FOR Jane Weekes, triplets Lillie, Willsher and Jackson were her world. Her ''monkeys'', as she called them, were among 19 people killed in Monday's Doha mall fire in the Middle East.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington this afternoon to farewell three unique and special children made from the same recipe.
Two US students trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm trekked back out to safety after surviving their nine-day ordeal by rationing their meager supplies of trail mix and warming...
Just hours after a magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island, another strong quake has rattled the area.
AUCKLAND: A news cameraman who secretly recorded a cafe conversation between the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, and a potential political ally will find out today if he committed a crime.
One person is confirmed dead and six others injured following an explosion in an Auckland suburb.
There could be further explosions at Pike River coal mine, the company's chief executive Peter Whittall says.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key demands answers as he reveals it could take 'months' to recover bodies from mine
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has warned it could take "months" to recover the remains of workers who died underground in one of the country's worst mining disasters.
New Zealand's PM John Key says his country is mourning after a second explosion removed any hope of the 29 trapped miners being alive.