A tourist has died while descending Mt Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park.
The Urewera raids remain one of the most controversial events of recent New Zealand history.
A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.
Flights delayed after computer meltdown just as many travellers head off on their Christmas break.
It's summer and you fancy a holiday in the South Island. But will the ferry get you there?
Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.
Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing bosses are big offenders when it comes to ripping off workers.
Prisoner escapes from custody of two Corrections officers while in hospital.
Injured firefighter counts his blessings this Xmas
Firefighter Troy Mahupuku suffered burns to 23 per cent of his body last year, scarring him for life. But it also brought home how much he loves his family.
In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.
A concert venue is being planned for above the tracks just outside Wellington railway station.
Weather forecasters say they are pretty confident Wellington is in for a cracker Christmas Day.
Road cones and speed restrictions are about to become a common sight on Wellington's motorway.
Upper Hutt is preparing for a battle against Whangarei for the title of "city of song".
A woman has been found guilty after her dog attacked a friendly admirer, ripping off her lower lip, leaving her smile looking like a "sneer".
Another Petone industrial property seen as a potential big box retail development site changes hands.
Police are looking for a Napier Black Power member after a hit-and-run saw a police officer taken to hospital.
Eileen Smeaton's jaw dropped when she saw the special guests on hand for her 100th birthday bash.
A former building company managing director could face a bill of about $270,000 to go towards Wellington City Council's cost of settling a leaky home claim.
Hunters banned from Hawke's Bay forest park for misuse of firearms and excessive drinking.
A jacket and a car may be crucial to investigation of the deadly Upper Hutt axe attack.
Knickers and knick-knacks among hundreds of items discovered in the home of woman accused of thefts.
Teen charged for serious assault on elderly Waikanae couple broke down in tears in the dock.
Pine trees come down just before Xmas
Three Norfolk pines have been felled in front of Parliament.
A Taiwanese woman charged over the million-dollar importation of methamphetamine-soaked moist towelettes has been refused bail.
Mt Tauhara walking track closes after trustees of the historic area grew weary of "illegal activity".
Health worker who passed on client info with intention of “whistleblowing” fails to overturn ruling.
To his family Arthur Samuel Roy Senior was a likeable rogue, but for three decades he preyed on vulnerable teenage girls.
Man who caused grievous injuries to baby son while playing a video game has been sentenced.
OPINION: Wellington needs cheap, reliable public transport to arrest its declining use and get more cars off our congested roads.
Wellington retains world's top-10 cities status
Wellington continues its reign as one of the world’s most desirable travel stops with a spot in Rough Guides Top 10 cities for 2015.
Another season of Thunderbirds remake commissioned before first even screens on network TV.
A childless woman is donating eggs to her mother and stepfather so they can create a baby to be raised as her sister.
An Austrian tramper missing in the Tararua Ranges is found.
Trial date set for Kiwi bar manager accused over ''offensive'' Buddha images in Myanmar.
Airline's past and present on show
A glimpse of the future complements the past at Te Papa's latest exhibition.
We are now more likely to die of Alzheimer's disease or kidney failure, study finds.
Surgeons may not be able to hide behind the Privacy Act when the quality of their work comes into question.
A classroom in Khandallah was gutted by fire early on Wednesday morning, leaving little but a few fire-damaged resources.
Kirkcaldie & Stains managing director recognised that eight years at helm of Wgtn's flagship department store was long enough in retailing.
Train services have resumed on the Johnsonville Line after rush-hour delays.
Sitting in Civic Square on a sunny day, it's hard to recall that Wellington's most impressive public space used to be just another road.
Two men and a woman charged with murder of Lower Hutt man Matthew Stevens.
More trouble on the roads as two courier vans flip in a pile-up in near Ngauranga interchange.
Man who harassed sex worker and hired a private investigator is now mounting a civil case.
Interislander ferry Aratere is delayed today, after a cancellation stranded hundreds yesterday.
A judge has released a heavily redacted police summary of facts in the case of Phillip John Smith.
Judge orders police to hand over documents on raid of Dirty Politics author's home.
Police have to hand over documents relating to the decision to search the Wellington home of Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager.
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