Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain has admitted that millions of dollars worth of taxpayers' money for a digital archive system has not been well spent.
The parents of an Australian man missing in Hamilton since the weekend say they remain positive that he is still alive.
An independent report into the Fonterra whey protein contamination scare finds the Ministry for Primary Industries did not put enough emphasis on food safety.
Mighty River Power plans to freeze its electricity and gas prices until April 2015. Its charges can make up to 60% of home electricity bills.
A Coroner has called for the reform of the regulations governing zoos following the death of a keeper at the Zion Wildlife Gardens in Whangarei.
Former Radio New Zealand chief executive Sharon Crosbie has told a court the company's news budget wasn't looted to fund other parts of the organisation.
The propeller from Cook Strait ferry Aratere is now on dry land and has been taken to a workshop to be examined by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.
A top netballer who wants to improve Pasifika education and a former gang affiliate turned good are among the recipients of this year's Prime Minister's Pacific youth awards.
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research says 2013 will be one of the three hottest years on record.
Justice Minister Judith Collins is proposing an increase to $30,000 in the value of claims that can be heard by the Disputes Tribunal, saying it will resolve common disagreements more quickly.
A missing Australian tennis coach was last seen swimming in the Waikato River and had been acting out of character the night he disappeared, police say.
New Zealand is more ethnically diverse and less religious than it was seven years ago, new census figures show.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a representative from the Earthquake Commission is now based in his office to improve their line of communication.
The use of tasers by police has been increasing, new documents show.
The Education Review Office is worried that secondary school guidance counsellors are dealing with increasing workloads and more complex problems.
The South African High Commission has confirmed most of the details of the New Zealand memorial services for Nelson Mandela.
A woman accused of murdering her husband was believed to be engaged to her ex-partner only a few months after her husband's death, a court has been told.
The Department of Corrections is limiting prisoners' access to fruit, saying a prison riot earlier this year was a result of inmates fighting after getting drunk on homebrew made from fruit and hand sanitiser.
ACT Party leader John Banks will face trial in May next year for making a false electoral return relating to his failed bid for the Auckland mayoralty in 2010.
A think-tank says the Government could raise the quality of teaching by copying places including Singapore, Finland and England.
The Court of Appeal has found gambling licenses can be suspended for past one-off breaches, in a win for the Department of Internal Affairs.
Members of the film industry used New Zealand Film Awards ceremony on Tuesday night to renew calls for Government help to save the industry from a major downturn.
An expert on New Zealand's religious history says mainstream religions are losing members, a trend that's been apparent since the 1970s.
Evidence has been heard at the trial of a woman accused of poisoning her husband that she offered two of her sons money to kill him.
Mortgage brokers say low deposit borrowers will take another hit, after Westpac introduced a two-tier lending system that will further shut them out of the housing market.
The Human Rights Commission says it is seeing high levels of psychological harm caused by the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.
Police Commissioner Peter Marshall concedes the force needs to improve support for victims of sexual abuse.
The new Chief of the Defence Force will be Major General Tim Keating.
A report being released on Tuesday says some refugees in New Zealand are being denied support they desperately need.
A 32-year-old woman who had a baby with a 13-year-old was high on methamphetamine at the time she slept with him.
An SAS soldier accused of stealing and unlawfully possessing a range of Defence Force property, including Semtex, says he didn't know the items were owned by the Army.
The original owner and manager of the Switched On Gardener chain of stores have lost their appeals against their jail sentences.
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says Nelson Mandela's legacy in making South Africa a fair and just society is unfinished business.
A critic of the Earthquake Commission says an independent review into its handling of a customer satisfaction survey shouldn't be trusted, and doesn't make any difference for those affected.
A film about two brothers growing up north of Wellington in 1981 won seven awards, including best film and best director, at the annual New Zealand Film Awards.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has been congratulated for dropping new lending restrictions on loans to build new houses.
Piping contractor Canadian Pacific Ltd has been convicted in the District Court of health and safety charges relating to a fatal gas explosion in Auckland.
Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says he is prepared to name and shame 14 buildings which are similar in design to the CTV building which collapsed in the Christchurch earthquake in 2011, killing 115 people.
The Principals' Federation says schools have a hard time incorporating some children with special needs into classrooms because of their behaviour or communication skills.
Photographic negatives left behind a century ago in Captain Scott's last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered by New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Damaged Cook Strait ferry the Aratere is to be used as a freight-only ferry between now and Christmas. A propeller that fell of the vessel has been retrieved from Cook Strait.
The second Hobbit film - The Desolation of Smaug - had its New Zealand premiere in Wellington on Monday night, receiving glowing reviews from the audience and a critic.