The Green Party says it's not right some children are waiting more than eight weeks to get follow-ups after asking for mental health services.

A Dutch tramper holed up in a hut on a NZ mountain for two nights after heavy snow has been picked up by an Air Force helicopter.

A man has appeared in court after a 43-year-old was repeatedly stabbed, including in the lung, during a fight in Paeroa.

A group of boys overpowered staff at an Auckland youth justice facility and climbed out on to a roof overnight, prompting calls for government intervention.

A 23-year-old Rotorua man has non-life threatening injuries after he taken to hospital with what are believed to be gunshot wounds.