A groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect today and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated outstanding educator Karen Sewell on being made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Twenty-one year old sprinter Stephanie McKenzie has been added to the New Zealand team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
McKenzie, originally from Auckland but moved to Southland to further her cycling career, is now based at BikeNZ’s High Performance Centre in Cambridge.
The home of Monteith's is to get a multi-million dollar make-over befitting the iconic West Coast brewery's long-standing reputation for producing award-winning beer and cider.
The Green Party today launched a campaign and petition to fight for our rivers, to ensure they are safe for swimming now and in the future.
A Caitlin Foord double has earned the Australian Matildas a hard fought and entertaining 2-0 win over the Football Ferns in front of a full house at Morshead Park in Ballarat.
James McNeish has won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement, in the non-fiction category. The Award, which carries a purse of $60,000, was announced at a ceremony held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Premier House, in Wellington last night.
Police and Search and Rescue staff have found missing man, Timo Aason, safe and well.
Mr Aason had walked the Rimutaka incline through to Upper Hutt where he was staying with a friend.
Due to car issues, he was unable to return to his vehicle but has since been located by staff.
At approximately 12.55pm today, as a police vehicle has driven up Stokes Valley Road, a vehicle has turned from Chittick St and the driver has tried to conceal their identity from police officers.
Police are investigating an incident where a 28 year-old woman has woken up to find an intruder in her home in Avondale yesterday morning, Friday 3 June 2016.
A man entered the woman's home in the Rosebank area of Avondale at about 7am.
A formal inspection of Waikato mental health services by the Director of Mental Health has found an appropriate model of care in place, but also makes recommendations for a number of changes.
New Zealand’s newest venues will be unveiled for buyers at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) on 23 and 24 February in Melbourne.
Hulk Hogan, the biggest name in professional wrestling, has today been announced as an official 'Mo' Mentor for this year's New Zealand 'Movember' - the moustache growing charity event held during November each year which raises funds and awareness for men's health.
Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced today that New Zealand’s next Climate Change Ambassador will be Mark Sinclair.
Currently New Zealand’s Ambassador to Japan, Mr Sinclair is a senior and experienced diplomat with extensive international negotiation experience.
On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little and Metiria Turei
Few details given on what new government would look like but both insist they can offer voters a viable alternative to a National-led government
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has told the Green Party AGM that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Labour Party signed this week increases the chances of changing the Government at the next election.
Exceptional problem solving, going the extra mile and an all-consuming passion for excellence has resulted in InterContinental Wellington’s Jenna Abramowitz being named the hotel industry’s Front Office Services Employee of the Year.
Wellington City Council feels compelled to make it disappointingly clear to a large number of local parents that, unfortunately, it cannot offer free swimming lessons to children under 5 years of age.
The Minister of Education appointed five people from the community to be on the establishment board for the new "green-field" school development 14 years ago, and Ian was one of them.
It was hard at the start, Ian says, with meetings every second night!