The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.
One man arrested and another being hunted after car chase smashes fences, gardens and lawns.
Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.
An earthquake in the Tararua district has been felt widely across the Manawatu region.
It was Talia Austin's first time on a motorbike. It was also her last.
Even the judge is unhappy with the punishment for a teen who moved his friend's body into the driver's seat of a car to take the blame for a crash.
Club considers closing trashed hut, as clues about vandals come to light.
Fonterra's $235 million redevelopment of it is Pahiatua dairy factory is a celebration of the industry's technological innovation.
Nervousness in Wairarapa after third armed robbery in two months
Wairarapa winemaker takes a big punt on pinot noir's soaring popularity.
Axe-wielding man confronts lone worker at late-night service station.
Man allegedly crept into tent to sexually assault young teen at popular beach.
Budget service worker allegedly stole cheques entrusted to her by disabled clients.
Masterton's welcome signs labelled an "absolute disaster" as council pauses project.
Where to develop a racing game in that's top-rated in 120 countries? Yep, Carterton.
Five face charges after woman loses leg in Masterton street confrontation.
Ex-Hurricanes prop's eye-catching proposal for new Masterton multisport stadium.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested over indecent assault at Castlepoint.
School principal says a ban on puffer jackets is for the sake of long-suffering parents.
Despite a controversial merger designed to save money, board faces a big deficit.
A $500,000 Lotteries grant means a new aviary for Mt Bruce could be built within a year.
A panicked father had to race after a toddler floating away in his puffer jacket as a rogue wave bowled over beachgoers.
Waves that slammed into Wellington's south coast on Sunday are expected to ease on Monday.
The father of a girl injured in a slide accident is shocked Government didn't heed warnings.
Greater Wellington chairwoman has been rolled in a political coup, as the super-city fallout continues.
A man jailed for abducting, raping and assaulting an 18-year-old woman has lost appeals against his convictions and sentence.
Super-city was never going to fly in rural region, delighted Wairarapa mayors say.
Relief mixed with criticism from landowners and environmentalists as dam scheme progresses.
Henry Phillip Jacobs, of Masterton, denies making intimate recordings and sexually exploiting minors.