A 27-year-old woman is in intensive care in hospital after she was abducted and dragged behind a car on State Highway 1 near Tokoroa.
A man is recovering in hospital after being shot during an incident in south Auckland overnight, police say.
A man claiming to be a friend of Michael Adebolajo has been arrested after telling the BBC that MI5 had tried to recruit the Woolwich murder suspect.
A hard-fought 28-19 win over the Crusaders has pushed the Chiefs further clear at the head of the Super Rugby standings.
A Samsung TV advertisement that shows a woman turn her Neanderthal-like husband into a cooking, cleaning "dream man" is being criticised as degrading to men.
The grave of Green Mile star Michael Clark Duncan has reportedly been vandalised with a racist symbol.
Gisele Bundchen thinks photographers should allow women to be "real and raw" in photoshoots and ban the use of Photoshop.