The lawyer representing convicted murderer and sex offender Phillip John Smith fears for his clients safety while he is being held in Auckland's Paremoremo Prison. (VIDEO)
The wife of former ACT MP John Banks was humiliated and insulted during his High Court trial after being labelled an unreliable witness, he says. (VIDEO)
Crown lawyers claim there is a growing risk internet businessman Kim Dotcom will flee New Zealand and say he should be kept in prison ahead of his extradition hearing.
Convicted murderer and child molester Phillip John Smith has been deported from Brazil and will land in Auckland tomorrow. Police footage of his departure has been released. (VIDEO)
A former West Auckland police officer has been sentenced to eight years and four months in jail for accepting a cash bribe, corruption and supplying Class A drugs. (AUDIO)
Senior doctors have added their weight to calls for an independent health assessment of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership deal at a conference in Wellington today.
A coroner has had to delay some of the inquests in his inquiry into the deaths of eight workers who died while working in forests in 2012 and 2013, due to court action.
Members of a kiwifruit group have filed legal action against Biosecurity New Zealand, saying it was negligent in allowing the vine-killing disease Psa to be introduced.
A radical proposal for a new Family Violence Court is a key recommendation in the final report of the Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence. (AUDIO)
Women's Refuge is backing the Glenn Inquiry's recommendation for a single court for domestic violence and a monitoring agency which would hold agencies to account. (AUDIO)
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning against buying waterfront properties, saying they will be gone within decades. (AUDIO)
The Federation of Family Budgeting Services believes many families will find power price increases hard to cope with, even though they are small, at up to $7.50.
A Korean man who has spent three years in Mount Eden prison without being charged is again challenging the Government's right to detain him.
Scientists have discovered a new species of giant penguin that lived in waters around Waikato about 27 to 28 million years ago - thanks to the invention of 3D printing. (AUDIO)
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will be back in court this morning to find out whether he will be made to return to prison as the Crown attempts to revoke his bail.
The Health Minister says he has told district health board chiefs they must ensure they listen to the views of clinicians, at a conference in Wellington yesterday.
The Government's environment watchdog is warning New Zealanders need to start preparing for a greater number of severe floods in coming years.
Any motorist breaking the speed limit by any margin could be pulled over these summer holidays, the police are warning. However, the 4km/h tolerance will be in place.
Reports of the private sale of a moa skeleton at an auction in Britain have left a moa expert in New Zealand disgusted. The skeleton sold for about $110,000.
Internet businessman Kim Dotcom will have to wait until at least tomorrow to find out if he will have to return to prison, after a bail hearing was adjourned. (AUDIO)
Authorities in Brazil are providing conflicting information on the Phillip Smith case, creating further uncertainty over whether he will shortly be deported. (VIDEO)
Senior doctors say there are signs of growing pressures in the health system that could affect patient safety, including budget constraints, resulting in low staff morale and burnout.
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being hit by a bouncer, Cricket Australia has announced. He was 25. (AUDIO)
Principals say some school boards are breaking the law by offering not to report staff to the Teachers Council they are in dispute with if they choose to resign and go quietly.