Tourist dies in Tongariro National Park

A tourist has died while descending Mt Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park.

The Urewera raids: Breaking the story

The Urewera raids remain one of the most controversial events of recent New Zealand history.

Man arrested for Hawke's Bay hit-and-run

A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.

Jetstar flights delayed after IT outage

Flights delayed after computer meltdown just as many travellers head off on their Christmas break.

Not all plain sailing for the Interislander

It's summer and you fancy a holiday in the South Island. But will the ferry get you there?

Staff lay Massey bullying charges

Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.

Traps, 1080, 'vital to save kiwi'

Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

Aggrieved workers lay wage complaints

Agriculture, forestry and fishing bosses are big offenders when it comes to ripping off workers.

Prisoner escapes from hospital

Prisoner escapes from custody of two Corrections officers while in hospital.

Firefighter flamin' lucky

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.

The day a leaky boiler killed the whaling industry

In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.

Wellington railyards venue plan for concerts

A concert venue is being planned for above the tracks just outside Wellington railway station.

Outlook good for Christmas

Weather forecasters say they are pretty confident Wellington is in for a cracker Christmas Day.

Work on extra motorway lane to start soon

Road cones and speed restrictions are about to become a common sight on Wellington's motorway.

Making a song and dance over honorary title

Upper Hutt is preparing for a battle against Whangarei for the title of "city of song".

Dog-bite victim's smile 'a sneer'

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".

Petone bulk retail potential recognised

Another Petone industrial property seen as a potential big box retail development site changes hands.

Gang member on the run after cop hit

Police are looking for a Napier Black Power member after a hit-and-run saw a police officer taken to hospital.

Eileen Smeaton, 100 and dancing on the table top

Eileen Smeaton's jaw dropped when she saw the special guests on hand for her 100th birthday bash.

Wellington leaky home case could be settled for $270k

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.

Badly behaved hunters banned from forest park

Hunters banned from Hawke's Bay forest park for misuse of firearms and excessive drinking.

Police seek Upper Hutt axe attack evidence

A jacket and a car may be crucial to investigation of the deadly Upper Hutt axe attack.

Knickers and knick-knacks nicked


Knickers and knick-knacks among hundreds of items discovered in the home of woman accused of thefts. 

Assault-accused teen's tears in court

Teen charged for serious assault on elderly Waikanae couple broke down in tears in the dock.

Parliament pines cut down just before Christmas

Pine trees come down just before Xmas

NZ Parliament pines felled, cut down, arborist

Three Norfolk pines have been felled in front of Parliament.

No bail for woman charged over meth-soaked towelettes

A Taiwanese woman charged over the million-dollar importation of methamphetamine-soaked moist towelettes has been refused bail.

Vandals prompt closure of popular Taupo summer spot

Mt Tauhara walking track closes after trustees of the historic area grew weary of "illegal activity".

Court decision on 'whistleblowing' health worker remains

Health worker who passed on client info with intention of “whistleblowing” fails to overturn ruling.

Arthur Senior exposed as serial sex offender

To his family Arthur Samuel Roy Senior was a likeable rogue, but for three decades he preyed on vulnerable teenage girls.

Gamer who harmed baby son jailed 4 years

Man who caused grievous injuries to baby son while playing a video game has been sentenced.

Wellington move away from Snapper card - unfathomable

OPINION: Wellington needs cheap, reliable public transport to arrest its declining use and get more cars off our congested roads.

Wellington one of world's top cities for 2015

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 26 episodes for Thunderbirds remake

Another season of Thunderbirds remake commissioned before first even screens on network TV.

Woman donates eggs to her mother, stepfather

A childless woman is donating eggs to her mother and stepfather so they can create a baby to be raised as her sister.

Tramper found in Tararua Forest Park

An Austrian tramper missing in the Tararua Ranges is found.

Kiwi faces Myanmar court over Buddha images

Trial date set for Kiwi bar manager accused over ''offensive'' Buddha images in Myanmar.

Air NZ exhibition marks journey through time

Airline's past and present on show

A glimpse of the future complements the past at Te Papa's latest exhibition.

New Zealanders living longer but some diseases double impact

We are now more likely to die of Alzheimer's disease or kidney failure, study finds.

Veil of privacy could be lifted on suspect surgeons

Surgeons may not be able to hide behind the Privacy Act when the quality of their work comes into question.

Fire engulfs Johnsonville classroom

A classroom in Khandallah was gutted by fire early on Wednesday morning, leaving little but a few fire-damaged resources.

Kirkcaldies' Milford to take helm of Business Central

Kirkcaldie & Stains managing director recognised that eight years at helm of Wgtn's flagship department store was long enough in retailing.

Trains run on Johnsonville line

Train services have resumed on the Johnsonville Line after rush-hour delays.

From flowerbeds and a bit of lawn to city focal point

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.

Three people charged with murder of Matthew Stevens

Two men and a woman charged with murder of Lower Hutt man Matthew Stevens.

Courier vans flipped in Wellington crash

More trouble on the roads as two courier vans flip in a pile-up in near Ngauranga interchange.

Harasser brings civil case against sex worker

Man who harassed sex worker and hired a private investigator is now mounting a civil case.

Interislander's Aratere ferry delayed after cancellations

Interislander ferry Aratere is delayed today, after a cancellation stranded hundreds yesterday.

Phillip John Smith factsheet released

A judge has released a heavily redacted police summary of facts in the case of Phillip John Smith.

Judge orders handover of Nicky Hager raid documents

Judge orders police to hand over documents on raid of Dirty Politics author's home.

Police ordered to hand over Nicky Hager search documents

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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