Police will face at least one big claim for compensation after their watchdog found officers have been illegally shutting down parties, including two where people were seriously hurt. (AUDIO)
Two men are facing the the first people-trafficking charges to be laid in New Zealand. If convicted, they face up to 20 years' jail or a fine of $500,000 - or both. (AUDIO)
Bright lights seen in the sky over parts of the South Island and Wellington tonight are believed to have been a meteor. People described it as a shooting star with a spark. (VIDEO)
The judge sentencing a man for the rape and murder of a woman says his actions were barbaric. Aaron McDonald spat as he left the dock and must serve at least 21 years. (AUDIO)
The CTU is calling on regulator Worksafe New Zealand to take safety at the Port of Lyttelton more seriously, following the death of a third worker in the past year.
A group representing the country's airlines is defending the cost of regional air travel, saying Air New Zealand is not the only one flying the routes. (VIDEO)
A director of a failed finance company has been back in court charged with breaching his home detention conditions. Anthony Banbrook has described the prosecution as spiteful.
A man who took to a boat to protest against deep-sea oil exploration off the Gisborne coast has failed to convince a court that police had no right to arrest him.
Modelling for the Environment Ministry shows some major water catchments will fail new water quality standards if planned dairy conversions go ahead.
A Nelson man has died while working on a Talleys fishing boat in the Kiribati Islands region. New Zealand investigators have been sent to the ship, now docked in Samoa.
The top prizewinner at this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards says she is overwhelmed and completely surprised. Jill Trevelyan's biography edged out The Luminaries. (AUDIO)
The family of an Auckland teenager who died after being punched last year are considering their options after their shot at appealing the sentence for one of his attackers failed.
The Supreme Court has ruled that an insurance company must pay out for damages from multiple earthquakes - not just the final tremor that left a property unable to be repaired. (AUDIO)
A consumer advocate says power prices should be slashed, after one of New Zealand's largest power companies posted an annual profit of almost $50 million. (AUDIO)
One of the Dunedin City Council's senior managers has resigned over the Citifleet fraud inquiry. More than 150 vehicles were sold over a decade and the proceeds pocketed. (AUDIO)
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has confidence in border checks, despite the arrest of a man wanted for murder in Switzerland who has been living in NZ for 13 years.
Internet businessman Kim Dotcom is in the Court of Appeal trying to avoid revealing details of his total wealth to a group of American movie and recording studios.
The family of Stephen Dudley say they've had no solace from the judicial process, now that the Crown will not appeal against the sentence given to a teen who punched him before he died. (AUDIO)
A jury has found a man guilty of going on a violent crime spree in Auckland targeting Asian tourists. John Koteka denied charges including aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. (AUDIO)
The former chief executive of the national museum, Te Papa, has gone back to Britain after three months in a ministry job he was seconded to. Mike Houlihan was appointed in 2010.
The kayak used by Scott Donaldson in his failed attempt of the first solo trans-Tasman crossing has washed up on a New Plymouth beach a month after it was abandoned.
The New Zealand Transport Agency says it suspects more than 1000 cars are falsely registered as ambulances as owners try to save some cash.
Lawyers for the two boys charged over the death of west Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar say they are seeking expert reports but will not tell a judge what they are.
A mentally disabled child sex offender who has spent 44 of the past 45 years in detention may have more freedom in a prison than in a mental health facility, a forensic psychologist says.
The Malaysian diplomat accused of sexual assault in Wellington has reportedly completed psychiatric testing. However, it is not clear when he will return to New Zealand.
The secondary teachers union has revealed the changes it has negotiated to the Government's flagship education policy.