A man has been arrested after a dramatic police chase in Auckland involving gun shots that ended on the Harbour Bridge.
British prisoners caught with so-called legal highs behind bars will face similar penalties to those found with heroin.
Canadian No.7 seed Eugenie Bouchard has continued her love affair with the Australian Open, moving into the quarter-finals with a victory over Irina Camelia-Begu.
Triathlon New Zealand is taking the use of science to another level in its bid for Olympic glory at Rio 2016.
The national spearfishing championships have been held this weekend in Mercury Bay, and a local duo took out the title for the seventh time.
The big thing at this month's Detroit Auto Show wasn't made on an assembly line, but on a 3D printer.
SPCA boss Bob Kerridge has been labelled racist after he linked dog attacks to the ethnicity of their owners.
A Northland couple is appealing for help to save a piece of maritime history from becoming an old wreck.
Organisers of next week's Auckland Nines tournament admit they have a fight on their hands, and they may need the Government's help to keep the tournament in New Zealand.
Doctors in the United States are urging all parents and schools to vaccinate children against measles, as an outbreak that began at Disneyland continues to spread.
The Transfercar website offers vehicles that rental companies need to have relocated. They're available for free or a reduced rate to people willing to drive them to and from set locations.
The fire service is investigating what caused a vintage steam train to ignite 20 fires as it travelled south from Oamaru last night.
The Black Caps have put in an impressive performance with the bat scoring 315/8 from their 50 overs in the sixth ODI against Sri Lanka.
Novak Djokovic and a packed Rod Laver Arena take a moment to acknowledge a successful courtside proposal.
Gunfire is not unusual in Baghdad but the recent salvos that rang out across the city were fired by of fans celebrating the Iraqi team's win over Iran.
World number one Serena Williams is safely through to the fourth round at the Australian Open.
Black Caps Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliot have been coming terms with their new title as world record holders.
The first year of a three-year international trial appears to have succeeded in reversing the onset of type-two diabetes.
Badly affected by earthquake damage, New Brighton's retail hub became a ghost town. But a simple idea and a lot of community spirit is slowly turning the tide.
Major oil reserves and a need for a strong ally in the face of its perceived regional vulnerability have led Saudi Arabia to maintain key ties with the US.
After promising trials, the first doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine are on their way to West Africa.
Video has emerged of the moment a witness to a London jewellery store robbery tried to stop one of the thieves by jumping on his back.
Around 50 protesters marched through the streets of Blenheim today, demanding the Government shut down the Waihopai spy base.
A popular summer holiday attraction has turned into a scene of horror at an Auckland beach.
As European leaders at the world economic forum in Davos warn of another impending crisis, Prime Minister John Key has been trying to sell them on a free trade agreement with New Zealand.
The New Zealand hospitality industry has long boasted about its growth, but now that success has led to a problem AAA an increasing shortage of experienced chefs.
Fire crews are working to contain multiple blazes along a 11.5km stretch near train tracks near Oamaru in North Otago.
Canterbury police are mourning the loss of one of their own after a microlight crash that's left two people dead.
Hundreds of people have been left homeless after a massive fire destroyed a four-storey apartment building near New York.
Roger Federer has been dumped out of the Australian Open after being beaten by Italian Andreas Seppi.
The deadline set by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they were given US$200M has passed.
The Breakers have had their five-game win streak emphatically snapped by the Sydney Kings, upset 101-81 at Vector Arena.
A flounder invasion of Timaru's most popular swimming beach has locals perplexed and delighted.
The biggest names in BMX and motocross will be performing, including three Kiwis who will be showing off their death-defying talents.
An update on the markets for January 23, 2015.
Keeping Black Caps players fit ahead of next month's World Cup is a massive priority for support staff, including former sprint champ Chris Donaldson.
New Zealand's best young baseball players are taking on Australia and Guam for a place in the world champs.
Charles Bronson's spent most of the last 40 years in prison on a string of offences, now he's had one of his paintings stolen from an exhibition in London.
New Zealand's so-called free education now costs $37,000 over the course of a child's schooling, according to a new report that surveyed 1000 Kiwi parents.
Indonesian divers have found six bodies still strapped into their seats near the main section of AirAsia flight QZ8501.
Real Madrid have won the race to sign a Norwegian teenager tipped to one day be the best footballer in the world.
It's now almost certain that the two ringleaders of the Bali Nine will be executed in the next few weeks.
The Black Caps have crushed Sri Lanka by 108 runs in Dunedin to take a 3-1 series lead.
Latest figures from NIWA show almost the whole of the North Island and much of the South are drier than normal for this time of year.
Prime Minister John Key has spoken about the royal sex scandal while on his trip to Davos, saying royal family members should not be above the law.
Prime Minister John Key managed to avoid making uncomfortable small talk with Labour's new leader today, by being around 19,000km away.
The Under 18 Oceania Baseball Championships began in Auckland today, but the tournament got underway with a bit of a swing and a miss.
Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi's 267-run partnership has revived a floundering New Zealand innings in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.
A baby orangutan rescued from a house in Borneo is making a slow recovery after he was kept in a chicken cage and fed condensed milk.
In a break from tradition, political leaders have been welcomed onto Ratana Pa together in what is believed to be a first at the annual celebrations.
Will Ferrell shocked fans at a basketball game in New Orleans when he was carried out of the arena by security guards as part of a stunt for a movie.
Len Brown says it's time Auckland residents decide between a cheaper basic transport network or a major upgrade that would require heavier investment.
A TV presenter at the Melbourne Open is under fire for asking a female player to do "a twirl, a pirouette".
Kate Rodger reviews Force Majeure and Unbroken on Firstline.
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern says the gap between the haves and the have-nots in New Zealand is significant, but National's Jami-Lee Ross says at least it's not getting any worse.
The second episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones will be available in the first week of February.
In the ongoing competition for high-end customers, some airlines are turning to top chefs to design their in-flight menus.
Accommodation booking service Airbnb is a relatively new company, but already it's seen as a serious threat to established hotels and motels.
Prime Minister John Key, in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, says progress has been made there on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
The Silver Ferns have rounded out their one-sided Oceania series campaign with another rout in Suva.