Tauranga's sunny climate and proximity to Auckland have made it the fastest-growing town in the country over the last eight decades.
Teuila Blakely and Scott Cole performed an X-Man pasadoble on Sunday night, leaving them in the bottom two couples alongside Ben Barrington and Krystal Stewart.
Maori Television believes two staff members in custody in Israel should be out of trouble soon.
Organisations against family violence are concerned at New Zealand's rising rates of reported cases and say all of society must pitch in to combat the problem.
Amateur and professional astronomers have been blessed with clear skies in New Zealand for a rare event with the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
Police might soon be able to invoice concert organisers, airports and even Search and Rescue NZ if they require the help of officers.
New Zealand wants to use its month-long presidency of the UN Security Council to try "jumpstart" discussions in the fractured relationship between Israel and Palestine.
Fire crews have rushed to the scene of a large ammonia leak at a meatworks north of Hamilton.
Not one child diagnosed with rickets over a three-year span received treatment for the serious bone disorder, with one in three developing a skeletal deformity as a result.
Tunisia says it has made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people in the country's worst jihadist attack.
European leaders have pleaded with Greek voters to back hotly disputed bailout proposals in a crunch referendum or face leaving the euro.
Canterbury Bulldogs enjoyed a happy homecoming to Belmore Oval with a 20-4 win over Melbourne.
While most schools have ceremonies for new classrooms or halls, Ruawai College in Northland has celebrated the opening of a more unusual attraction AAA a new helicopter pad.
The United States has revealed the effect a government computer crash has had on its ability to issue visas.
Saturday night's Super Rugby final is sure to be a sell-out with the first allotment of tickets getting snapped up in under a minute.
The countdown is on to Wellington's first-ever Super Rugby final, with tickets going on sale today for the Hurricanes-Highlanders showdown.
Team NZ's campaign has finally taken to the water in Southampton after months of restructuring and resignations.
A family is in shock after their historic Waikato winery was gutted by a massive fire last night/overnight/whenever it was.
A 12-year-old Dunedin boy is edging closer to an elusive world record in his chosen sport, but don't blink AAA you might miss it.
It's a subject most commonly associated with women, but men's fertility is now under the microscope.
Prime Minister John Key says an Australian housing provider wouldn't be required to reinvest in New Zealand any profits made running state housing here.
An update on the markets for June 29, 2015.
Maori TV's Native Affairs reporter Ruwani Perera is on board a 'freedom flotilla' seized by Israeli naval commandos.
The Hurricanes are sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of the Super Rugby final at Westpace Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night.
Dane Coles is hoping for another sold-out Westpac Stadium for the Super Rugby final against the Highlanders.
CBS News first took a look at the subject of gay rights 50 years ago in the documentary The Homosexuals and a lot has changed since then.
New York hosts one of the biggest gay pride parades in the world and the celebrations were even sweeter after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
Watch this video of a distressed Paris Hilton screaming she doesn't want to die.
A convicted murderer who busted out of a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured.
Dunedin illustrator Mark Leggett's Twitter account has amused Seth MacFarlane so much he wants him to write for Family Guy.
Oncologists are calling for a new melanoma drug to be fast-tracked through the regulatory process so Kiwis can reap the benefits as soon as possible.
Emirates Team New Zealand have secured another sponsor, with long term backer Toyota recommitting to the America's Cup syndicate.
New Zealand needs to take action to fight against a sixth extinction of species, after a study warned humans were responsible for the world's sixth major extinction.
There were plenty of spare seats at the latest flag debate road show in Auckland and a flag historian says it may well be the death of the public meeting.
The New Zealand Council of Women believes the latest equality statistics are a national disgrace.
A recent study found NZ has one of the highest rates of climate change scepticism in the industrialised world AAA but John Key isn't one of them.
West Indies batsman Chadwick Walton felt the full force of Kemar Roach when he copped a delivery to the groin during a Caribbean Premier League match.
About 18 fire trucks and 70 firefighters battled the blaze at the Vilagrad Winery south of Hamilton this morning.
Labour says the Government shouldn't be so quick to rule out taxes and regulation when it comes to fighting the sugar-fuelled obesity epidemic.
Fans decked out in blue and gold packed Dunedin airport to welcome the Highlanders home.
Labour says New Zealanders are paying too much for milk.
Passengers had to evacuate their cruise ship off the coast of Turkey when it hit an oil tanker on Saturday.
Riot police in Istanbul have used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march.
The number of party revellers injured in a fire at a Taiwan water park has soared to nearly 500.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that the country's banks and stock market will be shut on Monday and capital controls imposed.
Novak Djokovic has denied accusations of cheating despite admitting top players routinely break the rules by communicating with their coaches during matches.
Tunisia says it will arm tourism police and deploy hundreds of reinforcements as authorities move to boost security after a jihadist gunned down 38 people at a seaside resort.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has exploded minutes after lift-off following what was meant to be a routine cargo mission to the International Space Station.
The Penrith Panthers burst clear down the stretch to record a 35-12 win over the Wests Tigers at Leichardt Oval.
From now, it's a gruelling circuit of five months overseas racing to qualify for the Rio Olympics, so she'll need all of this conditioning and maybe more. But for Walker the most important thing is AAA she's back.
Given three months to live last October, Gareth Jones has survived eight months so far on self-medication with cannabis, and he wants a law change in New Zealand.
A family visiting Yellowstone National Park in Montana found they were suddenly the star attraction when the wildlife they'd come to see, walked up and rapped on their windows.
When it comes to cancer, doctors don't like using words like cure, but there's a new drug they're quite openly describing as a game changer.
The Black Ferns have won their opening match of the women's rugby Super Series, defeating hosts Canada 40-22.
Michael Jennings spearheaded the Sydney Roosters' 20-10 win over the Gold Coast at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday.
A Lotto Powerball ticket sold in Rotorua has scooped the buyer $24.3M, the fifth biggest prize in the draw's history.
Two people have died in a serious crash at the northern end of the Terrace Tunnel in Wellington.
Did a lightning strike trigger something in the mind of the gunman who carried out the Tunisian hotel massacre?
A multimillion-dollar art gallery dedicated to one of New Zealand's most influential modern artists is about to open in New Plymouth.
For the first time in a decade the Super Rugby final will be an all-New Zealand affair.