A search is under way for a man who has gone missing while travelling to Wellington.
The drama began with police banging on the door of an upmarket apartment in the early hours on the morning.
Children need confidence in water
The number of young people drowning is rising - at the same time as schools are battling to keep their pools open.
A tramping hut upgraded a year ago at a cost of $300,000 has not passed a building inspection.
The long-awaited electrification of Otaki rail services looks unlikely to happen.
South Wairarapa is booming as Upper Hutt lags behind, an economic performance report says.
Things are looking up for a toddler badly hurt in an alleged assault in his home on Monday.
Historic church needs funds if it is to undertake critical strengthening work.
The female condom was a flop upon invention, but a campaign to introduce a new version here is gaining traction.
People in Palmerston North have registered the biggest number of claims after January's Eketahuna earthquake.
A suspected P lab had been running just metres from Wellington's central police station for months.
• Scare clears apartment complex
Charges laid as police say there is still a risk of fire or explosion at a P lab in luxury Wellington apartments.
A man who sprayed oven cleaner in the eyes of a dog he thought was attacking has been found guilty of ill-treating an animal.
A backlog of freight due to cancelled ferry sailings earlier this week is continuing to hold up Cook Strait services.
A man scamming unemployed people is offering to find them a job if they pay him $50 a week.
A cat unable to move and with maggots in its mouth had to be destroyed, a judge says.
A Corrections bus set upon by rioting prisoners on the Desert Rd is too damaged to be fixed.
Scammers are broadening their targets by using Student Job Search to get young people.
Warnings as power prices hit records
Record power bills will force more people to switch off their heaters this winter, ultimately putting children and the elderly in hospital, social providers say.
Napier's new museum has hit another hurdle - sewage pipes make it unacceptable for storing taonga.
Levin burglars are watching people in their homes before entering, and police are concerned their actions could lead to violence.
Missing woman Tracy Walsh has been found after overnighting on an Interislander ferry.
A toddler whose life was in danger after an alleged assault has emerged from his coma.
When a drunk, agitated man jumped a fence his mates thought he was going for some alone time, but he ended up face down in a creek.
New Zealand's drinking culture must change, a coroner says, after the alcohol death of a Porirua man.
Council estimates to upgrade the disused Raumati Pool have ballooned too $1.6m, stalling the project.
The traffic predictions used to justify the Basin Reserve flyover were based on dodgy calculations, critics say.
A road safety group has asked a select committee to consider introducing a lower drink driving limit for motorcyclists.
A Porirua man who sprayed oven cleaner in a dog's face claims it was in self-defence.
Residents near the Johnsonville line might have to put up with squealing trains until 2020.
Loud bangs were heard in what appears to be a firearms incident in Cannons Creek this morning.
A phoned-in bomb threat that cleared central Wellington offices is thought to have come from a Russian number.
An upgrade of Westpac Stadium is being investigated as plans progress for a stadium in Petone.
The mother of a toddler injured in an alleged assault has been told he may not survive.
One of the men accused of murdering Glen Jones took two broken axe handles to give a "rapist" a hiding, a jury has been told.
More than $3 million of extra government funding was pumped into fight truancy last year, but principals say the service is still failing.
Hawke's Bay's opera house has been deemed an earthquake risk despite a $13 million upgrade just seven years ago.
It may have seemed like a dire Wellington summer with a twist in the tail, but it was actually business as usual.
Either Hastings or Napier would inevitably suffer if the region amalgamates, Napier City Council says.
Kapiti Coast District Council predicts 65 per cent of households are likely to pay less for water when meters are introduced.
New research shows that having a name that is easy to pronounce means strangers are more likely to trust you.
Prominent chef Martin Bosley owes $595,100 after putting his award-winning restaurant into liquidation.
The army is winding down drug testing among the ranks, despite recent calls to expand it.
Residents are continuing to fight plans for a $120 million retirement village in Petone.
Regular parole hearings are traumatic - victim
Every time she attends a parole hearing, Sarah Nathan relives the time she almost died at the hands of her former partner.
A mother fled with her baby seconds after their Porirua flat was engulfed in flames.
A woman was rescued from the sea off Oriental Bay this evening suffering from severe hypothermia.
An overnight storm that had winds reaching 110kmh has also affected flights at Wellington Airport.
A warrant to arrest a Wellington tax advisor is to be issued if he does not show up in court in two weeks.
Wellington's Bolton Hotel has been reopened after a bomb scare prompted an evacuation today.
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