Latest Bulletin: 9 pm Wednesday 12 March
South Canterbury Finance's former chief executive falsified a loan to another company to hide the company's risky lending, the High Court at Timaru has been told.
Updated about 1 hour ago
Prime Minister John Key is disappointed with Justice Minister Judith Collins, who has been embroiled in controversy about an alleged conflict of interest.
Otago and Southland sheep breeders have unanimously rejected an AgResearch plan to shift most of its science staff from Invermay near Dunedin.
Updated about 1 hour ago
The former deputy principal of a Putaruru Maori immersion school killed a boy's childhood when he sexually abused him, a court has been told.
New Zealand has an opportunity to be the big winner when the FIFA Under 20 Football World Cup arrives on its shores next year, the tournament's chief executive says.
Updated 23 minutes ago
The New Zealand authors of a major report on climate change have hinted it will look at the damage global warming will do if it exceeds internationally agreed targets.
Texas-based oil company Anadarko is "unlikely" to drill a second test oil-well it planned off the Otago coast.
Poor levels of immunisation and high volumes of international travel are causing measles to spread but the risk of a widespread epidemic is low, Auckland's Medical Officer of Health says.
Complaints about health and disability services have risen dramatically, Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill says.
The long-awaited South Canterbury Finance trial almost didn't happen after defence lawyers asked for it to be stopped over a perception of bias on the part of the trial judge.
The biggest employer in the Central Otago town of Lawrence has grown too big for the area and is moving to Dunedin.
Christchurch police have concerns for a 14-year-old boy who has been missing for three weeks.
Wellington police have seized crystal methamphetamine they say has a street value of more than $1 million.
An American aviation consultant says he believes the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed after a complete electronics failure. He believes the pilots tried to turn back but went off course in the dark.
Unicef says the number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, and more than 10,000 have been killed in three years of conflict.
A documentary to be broadcast on Al Jazeera claims that new evidence shows the Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by Palestinians.
Families Commissioner Parmjeet Parmar will remain in her job, despite being accused of campaigning for the National Party.
Major employer representative Business New Zealand wants the minimum wage reduced to 25 percent of the national average wage, the Labour Party says.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party is prepared to spend another term on the cross-benches if it has to.
Te Manu Korihi News
Members of a Palmerston North iwi have been dealt a blow to their campaign to stop the Crown settling a Treaty claim with an urban authority.
The Kohanga Reo National Trust has told a parliamentary committee that the wider whanau, not just parents, are vital in the development of Maori children.
Former cabinet minister and outgoing National MP Chris Tremain says New Zealand should be bilingual, but he wouldn't force people to learn another language.
A flat day on the market saw the Benchmark Top 50 Index close down 5 points to 5096 on Thursday.
Fisher & Paykel Appliances says the appliance market in New Zealand has been soft in the first two months of the year, though the company is expecting a pick-up.
Bridgecorp's receivers have agreed to settle their civil claims against the directors and their insurers for $18.9 million, meaning investors will get an extra 4 cents in the dollar.
Construction is finally about to start on Canterbury's newest irrigation scheme. It's taken years of planning and redesign to reach this point.
The state-owned farming enterprise Landcorp is shifting its focus from outright farm ownership to management and partnerships. What Landcorp does really well is manage farms," its chief executive says.
Farmers and workers on the land are being asked for their feedback on proposed health and safety guidelines drawn up by Worksafe New Zealand.