Harmeet Sooden was kidnapped and held hostage by a terrorist group in Iraq 10 years ago is now days away from returning to the country.
The last surviving member of a little-known unit from World War II has been honoured at a special ANZAC service.
The nurses got to share all the horrors of soldiering, but Lottie was to suffer the kind of cruelty that only a sister could know.
His research found that for every one concussion reported in the rugby codes, six go undetected.
Tomorrow sees the start of Immunisation Week, and for those who are frightened of needles, doctors say the real worry should be catching something like whooping cough.
Thousands of people sent the Government a message today AAA leave our school alone.
Locals trade in apples for Heritage Cider
We begin the countdown to Anzac Day with a special series about seven remarkable Kiwis AAA some men, some women, but all of whom may challenge your comfort zone.
In a small village in southeast England, there's a place that helped send at least 20,000 Kiwi soldiers home alive.
Thousands gathered for a sombre ceremony to officially open the Pukeahu War Memorial Park in Wellington today.
Australian police say the men they've arrested planned to attack an ANZAC week event using knives and swords.
Police say there's been an increase in ram-raid burglaries by young offenders in stolen vehicles, and they're putting the public at risk.
Sir Peter Jackson takes John Campbell on a tour through his special World War One exhibit in wellington ahead of its official opening tomorrow.
Turkish red pines, directly descended from one that grew in Gallipoli, are playing a big part in centenary commemorations.
A massive amount of methamphetamine - 123kg - has been seized in drug busts at the end of two investigative operations.
Law professor Bill Hodge says Teina Pora faces major hurdles over seeking compensation for wrongfully spending 21 years behind bars.
Sir Peter Jackson has taken the media through his special World War I exhibit in Wellington before its official opening tomorrow.
A New Zealander who was held hostage in the Middle East 10 years ago is set to return to the region he describes as a "powder keg".
A Tauranga man has smashed the world record for a 24-hour solo kayak journey.
Teina Pora has launched a bid for compensation for his wrongful conviction and imprisonment.
An exhibition marking the centenary of World War I and New Zealand's involvement in the Gallipoli campaign will open officially tomorrow.
NZ's first case of forgotten baby syndrome should not have resulted in court action, says Canterbury University's head of law.
Firefighters have freed a man who was trapped in his car after crashing head-on with a fuel tanker in Invercargill.
A case of measles has been confirmed in Auckland and the infected person has visited several public places before being diagnosed.
To some it's a bone-chilling sound, but to others it's a crack of satisfaction. But to Canadian researchers, it's a long-held scientific question which warranted the use of an MRI machine to answer it.
An activist who spent 81 hours up a Paturoa Kauri protesting its felling has appeared in the Waitakere District Court, charged with trespass.
A Whanganui woman has been charged with manslaughter over the death of her toddler.
New Zealand troops have left to join the fight against Islamic State in Iraq, so shouldnAAAt political leaders and MPs know who the main target is?
A dog has been reunited with its owner after becoming trapped on a cliff face in Auckland this morning.
A police chopper is in the air as the Armed Offenders Squad hunt for a man in the Auckland suburb of Blockhouse Bay.
It's capping week in Christchurch, with degrees being conferred on hundreds of students at graduation ceremonies today and on Friday.
Prime Minister John Key has followed the Australian Defence Minister in failing to name the leader of the Islamic State (IS) during an interview.
The war medals belonging to a Kiwi airman who took part in the famous 1943 Dambusters raid have arrived at their new Auckland home.
The man behind New Zealand's race to space has just unveiled a revolutionary battery powered rocket engine to the glitterati of the space industry.
Police would be happy to wear body cameras but there are financial and legal obstacles preventing it from happening, says the Police Association.
The family of a man who died after fleeing a Waikato mental health centre will meet with the region's District Health Board today.
Labour and the Greens don't think the Government's Budget will amount to much other than old announcements dressed up as something new.
The Government is being urged to put a national bowel screening programme in place to help curb the country's skyrocketing cancer bill.
Eight New Zealand war veterans have been awarded the French Legion of Honour at a ceremony in Auckland tonight.
Eight New Zealand servicemen from World War II have just been given France's equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
The low-pressure system from the South Island is heading east, with overnight temperatures for Napier expected to hit 4degC.
This year's Budget will be less of a lolly scramble and more of a savoury snack, as the Government taps into what little's left in the asset sales fund.
The mother of an eight-month-old baby killed by her former partner spoke of her grief at his sentencing today.
Three offenders are on the run in Auckland after a ram raid and lengthy police pursuit this morning.
Wind, rain and hail will whip much of the country on Tuesday morning but the worst of the stormy conditions should ease later in the day, forecasters say.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan and ACT MP David Seymour have come out in support of cutting benefits and childcare payments to parents who don't vaccinate their children.
Details of where Prince Harry will visit as part of his New Zealand royal visit next month have been revealed.
A new study has found that most packaged food in New Zealand is unhealthy AAA that includes everything from loaves of bread to meat.
Homeless man Richard Hayden has been found not guilty of endangering public safety over a runaway horse which caused an accident in Christchurch last year.
The New Zealand Government has ruled out compulsory vaccinations for families on the benefit after Australia moved to change their policy.
A 21-year-old hunter is in hospital with a gunshot wound after being shot by mistake by a mate.
A Canterbury motorist had a run-in with police at the weekend after dragging a trailer for several kilometres without a wheel.
The RSA says the year of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings is an inappropriate time to be debating whether we should change the New Zealand flag.
Prime Minister John Key says he would be happy to work with Phil Goff as Auckland Mayor, should the veteran Labour MP throw his hat in the ring and win.
A loyalty card designed to help students pay off their loans by buying more alcohol is being labelled socially irresponsible.
It appears winter is well and truly on its way, with a sprinkling of snow for parts of the South Island.
A man is due to appear in court in connection with an alleged homicide witnessed by children.
A big crowd is expected in Napier on Tuesday for a service remembering the man known as New Zealand's Godfather of Wrestling.
The host of a Christchurch party where 11 people were arrested says things only got out of hand when police showed up.
A Central Otago couple whose baby has a terminal illness have spent the day with their local community, who are rallying around them.