Latest Bulletin: 3 pm Thursday 5 March
The Government is fast-tracking work to make South Island roads safer following recent crashes involving overseas visitors.
A dog was heard "nutting off" near the Lundy family home the night Christine and Amber Lundy were bludgeoned to death, the High Court has been told.
The trial of the man accused of murdering Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco has been delayed until late April.
Prime Minister John Key has been taken away in a service elevator before a scheduled news conference because of protesters, Auckland University says.
The Maritime Union is renewing calls for a national inquiry into port safety after two workers at the Port of Timaru were injured yesterday.
The Corrections Department will still offer Teina Pora support for his reintegration into the community, even though he is no longer on parole.
The mother of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni has been convicted of illegally receiving benefits totalling about $34,000.
An independent report has recommended the Government toughen up air quality testing so the health effects of pollution can be accurately known.
New figures show Maori and Pasifika school-leavers have been hardest hit by the drop in the University Entrance pass rate.
The Department of Internal Affairs says it is dealing with record numbers of New Zealanders born overseas registering their citizenship by descent.
A French tourist has been sentenced on dangerous driving charges after driving on the wrong side of the road and crashing, seriously injuring two women.
Marlborough police have stopped a man driving at 171 kilometres an hour.
Northland fire crews and helicopters are still fighting a fire that's destroyed more than 200 hectares of pine forest south of Dargaville since it started on Monday night.
Questions are being raised about the legality of what journalist Nicky Hager says is mass surveillance by New Zealand in the Pacific region. (AUDIO)
Gareth Hughes has joined Kevin Hague in the contest to replace Russel Norman as co-leader of the Green Party.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says there is no place for backroom dealing in the by-election for the Northland electorate. (AUDIO)
The Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has signed a new three-year contract with the A-League football club, while his assistant Chris Greenacre has also signed on again.
In the wake of Australia's Cricket World Cup record total, captain Michael Clarke believes a batsman could soon score 300 in a one-day international.
It is understood a bid to save two Australians on death row in Indonesia through a prisoner swap has failed.
US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has been injured in an attack in Seoul, officials and media say.
Scientists have unearthed the jawbone of what they claim is one of the very first humans.
The Prime Minister of Samoa says he doesn't know why a country would waste its resources intercepting every phone call and email from a small Pacific island.
A New Zealand journalist, Nicky Hager, says New Zealand's spying on small Pacific Island countries creates a gross disadvantage for small countries when it comes to regional negotiations.
The Nauru government now says 183 refugees have been arrested and are being held at the country's correctional centre after protests on Wednesday.
Cricket World Cup 2015 News
An expletive-laden outburst by star India batsman Virat Kohli has soured the lead-up to the World Cup holders' next match against the West Indies in Perth.
The England fast bowler Stuart Broad is dismissing suggestions by former captain Michael Vaughan that the team have played with fear in their dismal Cricket World Cup campaign.
Te Manu Korihi
Ruapehu iwi Ngāti Uenuku says following its inclusion in the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement, it now has a better relationship with its kinfolk.
A business owned by the King Country iwi Ngati Maniapoto has made yet another profit, making almost three-quarters of a million dollars last year.
A Canterbury team performing at national Māori cultural festival Te Matatini says they are under extra pressure to perform, but remain confident.
The New Zealand dollar is having a record-breaking day, reaching new highs against the euro and Australian dollar.
Briscoe Group has lifted its annual net profit by more than 17 percent to a record, beating its own forecast, as sales rose and profit margins expanded.
A round-up from Radio New Zealand's business reporters - Airline passenger demand up, Eurozone retail sales jump, Australia's economy rises in December quarter
Rural contractors are having another go at getting the government to change immigration rules to give overseas workers easier access to jobs in the industry.
The company behind Hawkes Bay's Ruataniwha dam and irrigation project is having to delay the deadline for deciding whether it's financially viable.
All eyes will be on shearing legend David Fagan at the Golden Shears, as he attempts to win the open competition for the final time.
Is the formation of race-based wards an example of how to work together with Maori, or does it drive a wedge? Insight investigates. (AUDIO)
Powerplay with Jane Patterson - Why is New Zealand responding to atrocities in Iraq, when several other countries are practising human rights abuses?
Just two months after joining the UN Security Council, diplomats say New Zealand is fully engaged in the council's debate on the world's most intractable issues.