Bishop defends Abbott over comments on women
The Australian Prime Minister has been slammed after announcing that axing the carbon tax was his greatest achievement for women in Australia.
Monis' partner has bail revoked
The former partner of siege gunman Man Haron Monis will be taken into custody after her bail was revoked by a Sydney court.
Evacuations as tests confirm more toxic fungi
A further 70 staff are being evacuated from the Tauranga City Council building as tests confirm more toxic fungi.
Car crashes into powerpole near Rotorua
A car has crashed into a powerpole at Tikitere near Rotorua.
PM's texts to come under spotlight
The Chief Archivist is to investigate John Key's deleting of text messages.
Fiji police find $30m of heroin in tyres
Fiji police have found more than $30 million of heroin hidden in the tyres of a quad bike.
Police search after man fails to appear in court
Police are searching for a 27-year-old Tauranga man who failed to appear in court facing drugs charges.
Pay equity case won't be heard by Supreme Court
Some pre-Christmas cheer for rest home workers.
Man with broken jaw after serious assault
Police are investigating a serious assault in Dunedin which has left a man with a broken jaw.
Attempted robbery outside Whangarei supermarket
Whangarei police are investigating an attempted robbery of a security guard outside the New World supermarket in Onerahi.
Global warming bleaching Pacific coral
The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as rising temperatures threaten reefs across the entire northern Pacific.
Cairns stabbing accused still under police guard
A Cairns mother accused of killing eight children remains under police guard in hospital.
Concerns bakers' salaries under threat
Cheap one dollar loaves of bread are hurting bakers.
$15k worth of V energy drink stolen
Around $15,000 worth of the V energy drink has been stolen from South Auckland.
Last-minute Xmas shopping valued at $370m
Mighty River Power signs agreement with iwi
Mighty River Power and Tuwharetoa have signed a partnership agreement over the use of Lake Taupo.
Dunedin MP reveals hospital plight
A Dunedin MP's revealed an embarrassing pattern of major building leaks and equipment failures at Dunedin Public Hospital.
Serious assault investigated in Tawa
Ministry held to account over review
Support for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in the wake of a harsh review from the State Services Commission.