National headlines with summaries.
A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait is thought to be Migaloo, usually seen off the Australian coast.
A mid-sized Japanese car made by Honda has topped the list of the most often stolen cars for the fourth straight year.
Police in Waikato say a woman who used social media to seek rescue from Mount Te Aroha could have been saved sooner had she called them first.
Up to 5 percent of children are estimated to suffering from breathing sleep disorders preventing a good night's rest.
The Manu Samoa team will "grow an arm and a leg" when they take on the All Blacks in an historic test in Apia this week, All Blacks great Michael Jones says.
An Australian anaesthetist says having liquid food before surgery could benefit patients more than the traditional practice of fasting.
Belinda McCammon spent 10 hours aboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). She reports back on what's out there.
Former Chief Justice Sir Ronald Davison, who chaired the Winebox Inquiry into alleged tax fraud, has died at his home at the age of 94.
Secondary school principals say they are dealing with an increasing number disputes involving parents which is taking time away their job of running a school. (COMMENTS)
The New Zealand Defence Force is taking part for the first time in what has been described as the largest warfighting exercise between Australia and the United States. (AUDIO)
The annual surge in flu cases has begun, but the news isn't all bad; A specialist says the strains going around are matching this year's vaccine.
Ngapuhi says its leader, Sonny Tau, has its full support following a hui attended by the tribe's kaumatua and kuia last week.
The threat of legal action from angry parents has prompted Crown Law to draft advice for schools.
Thousands of people welcomed the victorious Highlanders back to Dunedin this morning with songs, cheers, and a whole lot of flag waving.
The Government should use its presidency of the UN Security Council to highlight the threat climate change poses to peace and security, says the Green Party.
Alcohol Healthwatch has joined the National Addiction Centre in calling for the sale of alcohol powder sachets to be banned or tightly regulated.
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is appealing an American ruling that seized property and assets, including cash, jet skis, luxury watches and cars.
Meteorologists say June was a month of weather extremes with parts of the country getting double the normal amount of rain, and others getting much less.
Four of the five people stabbed in a Wellington suburb last night are family members and the fifth is a neighbour, police say. (VIDEO, AUDIO)
Whanganui's mayor says access has been restored to most of the region's rural properties but slips mean some residents are still relying on supplies flown in.