20:15 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The mother of a teenage apprentice who killed himself after allegedly being bullied by senior colleagues says her son was "broken" by the abuse.
19:42 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Police and Coastguard are heading to D'Urville Island after a group of boaties found a body floating in the water.
18:51 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Former Pike River Coal boss Peter Whittall won't have to stand trial on health and safety charges over the mine tragedy, upsetting the victims' families.
18:19 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
John Key's staffer Jason Ede has apologised for taking a photo of the aftermath of the press gallery's Christmas party and sending it to Whaleoil.
18:00 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Kiwis are being asked to put an extra gift in their shopping baskets this week to help families in need
15:48 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Two brothers badly injured while serving in the army have again been refused further compensation by the government.
15:42 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The body of a man thought to be missing Australian tennis coach Paul Arber has been found by a group of schoolgirl rowers on the Waikato River.
14:58 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The murderer and rapist of a pregnant teenager has been denied parole after 17 years in prison.
14:54 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
A coroner finds a woman who drowned after driving into a Nelson tidal creek had a medical issue before the accident.
14:43 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
A temporary staffer at the State Services Commission is likely to have leaked secret cabinet papers on MFAT job losses.
13:44 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
A coronial inquest in the driveway death of a 16-month-old boy in Rotorua in March hears that no one will be prosecuted over the incident.
13:30 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The lower South Island has been hit by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake.
13:20 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The government won't comment on the decision to drop charges against Peter Whittall but says it's committed to improving mine safety.
13:18 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The family of a promising cyclist who died after a race last December tells a coronial inquest that heart tests should be compulsory for top athletes.
13:06 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
More than 70 per cent of Kiwis favour ditching a controversial MMP rule which allows electorate seat-winners to bring more party members into parliament.
12:52 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Online voting could be used for the first time in the 2016 local body elections but there will have to be a successful trial before that.
12:49 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
A man is dead after a freight train hit a car at a level crossing near Auckland.
12:44 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Millions of dollars worth of cannabis plants have been found in a police operation in Nelson.
12:38 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
The families of the 29 victims of the Pike River Coal explosion are upset and angry over a decision to drop the case against the company's former boss.
12:02 NZDT Thu Dec 12 2013
Unions and politicians have criticised a move by a government ministry not to pursue a prosecution against former Pike River boss Peter Whittall.