Bill English has made his first big call as Prime Minister before he's even taken the reins, but he's leaving the aspiring deputies to fight it out.
Mateo Melina Nixon admitted 13 charges involving six complainants in 2015, today his minimum non-parole period was cut by nearly two years.
The Greens are putting cannabis on the election agenda with a policy making it legal for personal and medicinal use.
Lebanon is close to overturning a law allowing rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims after mass protests.
The world fell in love with James Rolleston, the young Opotiki kid who leaped onto the big screen in the title role of Taika Waititi's Boy.
She shared and shed more of herself than most people do in a lifetime; she made a point of baring all.
The caregiver was due to be sentenced today but that has been adjourned until next year. The victim's family are frustrated the ordeal won't be over by Christmas.
The trial of a Kiwi actor alleged to have indecently touched four acting students has been abandoned, but the reasons are suppressed.
A former Auckland transport manager and a roading contractor have been found guilty of corruption charges at Auckland's High Court.
British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has paid a heavy penalty for throwing a table during the press conference for his fight with Dillian Whyte.
Auckland City struggled against aggression of Japanese champions Kashima Antlers in going down 2-1 in their opening Club World Cup match, says coach Ramon Tribulietx.
Newshub reporter Simon Hampton breaks down his English Premier League power rankings after week 14.