Finbarr Clabby, 39, appears to have been victim of "unfortunate accident", say police.
19 min ago A tree being removed because it was too close to power lines drops on to the 33,000-volt lines.
North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures near zero and snow.
Pencil drawing of working-class men eating snapped up in Wellington.
7:19 PM The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
NZ trade with Asia after over 2 years of legal gay marriage rubbishes Aussie claim.
7:34 PM A soon-to-be doctor ended up on the other side of the operating table after breaking his leg scoring a try.
7:12 PM Son farewells father and best friend, while other mourners at memorial recalled a man with an infectious smile.
Greece's rejection of a bailout offer has sent the New Zealand dollar down to a new five-year low.
Software and printing company MEA Vertigo sees a lot of potential in the Wellington market, its manager says.
OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.
OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.
Multi-instrumentalist Darren Hart, who plays New Zealand next week, loved music superstar Prince. Then Prince called him.
REVIEW: Bic Runga's request to work with Tiny Ruins was a smart move when the results were seen live in Wellington.
A Wellington brewing enterprise enables quaffers to make their own hoppy concoctions.
New Zealand changed out of recognition over the course of William Swensson's life.
The Central Pulse are poised to lose the most popular member of their team to their NZ rivals.
OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.