A man who spent eight years sexually abusing the girls in his family has been jailed for 17 years.
A suspected Hawke's Bay drug lab where a man was allegedly stabbed is being searched today.
Concern is growing over mountainbike tack users defecating on nearby paths and road.
Masked driver armed with a knife disappeared into darkness after crashing while fleeing police.
Red skies at morning, shepherds' warning
Famous weather-related saying may hold true today for Wellingtonians treated to a rosy sunrise.
Chart-topping British indie band Bastille will headline this year's Rhythm and Vines music festival.
Drink-drive limits will be lowered from December, after new legislation was passed.
Man fired at police officers, tried to hold up three vehicles and led police on a car chase overnight.
As album titles go, rock band Devilskin's debut release, We Rise, certainly proved prophetic.
Waiting six hours or more for a bed
Wellington Hospital is being stretched by winter sickness, with some emergency department patients waiting more than six hours for a bed.
OPINION: I had a kosher breakfast after the Berlin Wall came down, in a former synagogue that was now a bistro.
Families of the Carterton balloon crash victims have been left shocked by the inquest into the disaster - but they say it has been worth it.
School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.
Damage and losses from a Wellington storage building fire top $8m so far, police say.
After throwing $45 million at trying to fix the Novopay teacher payroll system in the past two years, the Government has been forced to seize control.
A search is underway for a man witnesses said started a small fire in a Wellington building tonight.
How to fit a fridge into a boot
Customer elects not to pay delivery fee, so packs stand-up fridge into the boot of his small sedan.
Tight spot for crashed car
Police seek owner of a car found crashed into a canal near Paraparaumu's waterfront last night.
Government has not asked CAA about random drug testing since Carterton balloon crash, inquest told.
Government to take over school payroll after the company running it refused to pay more to fix it.
Seven people charged with stealing stock, slaughtering them and selling the meat.
The succulent taste trumped a record 4831 entries to win the highly-coveted NZ's best pie contest.
Carterton's artisan baker Michael Kloeg is delighted to have claimed the country's top pie-making award.
Former NZ First MP Ron Mark in not ruling out a return to Parliament.
Wellington's well-known wind turbine will be replaced with larger one that will tower 77 metres into the sky.
Warm, windy weather is expected to hit the lower North Island later today.
Supermarket mistook mother for shoplifter
Countdown staff offered an apology to a woman they mistook for a shoplifter at a Hamilton store.
Fewer pupils are being sent out of school for bad behaviour.
Work on the Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington will start in a matter of months.
Reminders help turn diabetic's life around
At the rugby, at church, or on Facebook Maori and Pacific Island patients cannot avoid reminders of their Hutt Hospital appointments.
Multiple cycle paths could be built through Newtown if a citizens' advisory group gets its way.
Napier will see an increase in truck traffic along Marine Parade after a decision to stop using rail.
Wellington Free Ambulance has been given its latest state-of-the-art vehicle by corporate donors, including The Dominion Post.
Victims of a serial paedophile fighting to keep his name secret want people to know who he is.
Complaints EQC's top dog was 'rude, arrogant'
Top engineer who trains EQC stafffaces disciplinary hearing after claims he based conclusions on biased thinking.
At least 115,000 people have put their criminal past behind them under "clean slate" law.
A prominent lawyer has kept name suppression on drug charges until a further hearing takes place.
Inquest into Carterton balloon crash told that the CAA knew of pilot's alleged drug use and dishonesty.
Lack of smoke alarms in caravans and garages led to three deaths in the last year.
The cost of Wellington's Transmission Gully motorway is $25m less than expected.
Two years of careful monitoring of energy use has paid off for Wellington's largest office block.
A dog owner is angry with plans to triple dog registration fees if they are not paid by the end of the month.
Waterfront office block that figured in recent legal dispute over quake strengthening is up for sale.
Police and fire crews investigating fire at Hastings house occupied by squatters.
Students of Sacred Heart School celebrate Maori Language Week with songs, sports and videos.
Close friends of Nelson teenager killed in cathedral fall pay tribute to 'free spirited' young explorer. Student dies after roof plunge
Man who hosted a party where a woman drowned jailed for methamphetamine dealing.
A mother and her young son have been found amid fears they had been kidnapped at gunpoint.
There are plans to turn the former BNZ building in Lower Hutt's High St into a multi-story apartment block.
Rat numbers have exploded in Rimutaka Forest Park, threatening native wildlife, local conservationists say.
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