The mother of an alleged victim of sexual attack at a Taranaki party has told the High Court her daughter could barely stand and smelt of vomit when she got home. (AUDIO)
A motorcyclist has died at the scene of a crash on the Kingston Road, near Queenstown, and another person has been taken to hospital, police say.
Eleven Auckland restaurants which form part of the Masala food chain have been fined a total of $66,000 for failing to provide documents about staff. (AUDIO)
New housing activity in Auckland has exceeded the first year goals of the Government's Housing Accord, although the accord itself has made little impact on the targets. (AUDIO)
A former Dunedin lawyer struck off for misappropriating almost $2.8m has been jailed for eight years and one month. John Milne had admitted 33 charges over 21 years.
Police have detained a woman who was in a BMW involved in a rush hour Christchurch crash. The passenger is being held under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
South Auckland residents worried at the impact of another liquor store on their community say they are being ignored and a law change meant to help them is failing.
A man who slashed the throat of a pregnant woman and was shot and tasered by police has been described by a judge as "sick, rather than bad" and jailed.
The Otago prison manager at the time of an inmate's death from a suspected overdose has confirmed no doctor was notified when he was put in an at-risk cell. (AUDIO)
An investigator from outside the region has been brought in to review the police handling of a pursuit in Christchurch that ended with five people in hospital, one in a critical condition. (AUDIO)
The rural representative for Local Government New Zealand walked out of a meeting today with Air New Zealand when it refused to reconsider its closure of some regional services.
Labour inspectors in Queenstown say 15 employers in the South Island resort town have been found to be in breach of workers' rights.
Another two people have been arrested over an assault and robbery in Palmerston North last month that left a man in a serious condition. They were to appear in court today.
A mothballed rail link between Napier and Gisborne has been thrown a lifeline, with KiwiRail agreeing to lease the line to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council.
The Waitangi Tribunal has warned Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau over comments made about it. He is chair of Tuhoronuku, the board mandated by the Government to settle the iwi's claims.
Police have confirmed the identity of a body of a man found in thick bush on Mount Maunganui in Tauranga as Stephen Tracey, who went missing in September.
The grandfather of 16-year-old Cheyenne Ihaka who was killed in a car crash in July says the arrest of another teenager for framing his grandson comes as little surprise.
Name suppression has ended for a second teenager who is charged with the killing of Whangarei man Michael Griffin at his home in early October.