150km gales are expected to hit Canterbury overnight, while the heavy rain lashing the West Coast is forecast to continue.
Pet owners in Southland are being urged to watch out for their pets after reports of concerning behaviour and thefts.
A few months after Dave McKenzie lost his brother in the Strongman mine disaster, he won the Boston Marathon.
At least 14 fire crews and three helicopters battled the blaze in Ngaruawahia.
Flood alerts for West Coast rivers as rain and gale-force winds sweep the country.
Women wanting to leave the sex trade now have somewhere to turn.
Christchurch's temporary quake homes will be sold for $25,000 to farmers affected by the Kaikoura tremor.
Conservative lobby group sees red over TV3's plans to screen erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey.
Amid the wreckage of four homes, they face a long battle to repair their fire-torn community. "It's very sad."
Labour leader Andrew Little to table bill for Pike River mine re-entry push.
Lucky Lotto punters share in win, but a $12 million prize is still up for grabs.
The body of a missing kayaker has been found in Lake Rotorua.
Two years on since the drink-driving limit was cut, stats suggest roads are no safer.
Heartbroken New Plymouth woman warns of apparent scam targeting families wanting to buy Bernese puppies.
NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.
Masterton residents give their opinions on man left in court cell for 48 hours.
Bomb low winds gusting more than 100kmh cause a few problems, but the worst is still to come.
A crash near Wellington's Hobson St overbridge has been cleared and congestion has now eased.
$26,000 penalty for Northland factory not being fire-safe.
They say they have no choice, but what drives people to ask strangers for money on the street?
Son of elderly woman missing for more than 48 hours holding out hope she will be found alive.
He drank 18 beers before lighting a fire and fleeing. Now Craig Scoullar is heading to prison.
A critically-endangered penguin with bites on its feet is the first patient at the South Island's only penguin hospital.
There is more to being a fashion designer than just sewing.
A woman attempting to register at the Twizel Medical Centre has been served a trespass notice.
Family of victim tells Central Otago child abuser jailed for almost eight years that he'll never be forgiven.
New security measures could stop people asking for help, social agencies say.
Distraught owners desperate to find missing moggy who opened a lock and pushed a window to escape cattery.
A beleaguered Kapiti car park could be delayed again if more archaeological material is dug up.
Two burglars caught on camera stealing from the same place within 20 minutes.
Whistleblowing does happen in New Zealand - but not quite on a Chelsea Manning scale.
A driver not wearing a seatbelt was catapulted into trees in an early morning crash in Canterbury.
Hoarding among the elderly is already a safety issue - and it's also creating a fire and quake hazard.
Labour's up the river without a paddle at the Waka Ama champs.
Owners of building torn down after quake say they have no plans for the site.
The funeral for 16-year-old Jacob Pakura will be held tomorrow.
Excitement for Gull off the charts: "It's definitely the most anticipated service station we've ever built."
Think you can drink the rain forecast to fall on a West Coast house? For the next 12 hours you'll need to gulp a litre every 11 seconds.
She saved the flute, the sax and the photos, but Helen Lee could only leave her 'gorgeous wee home' to the flames
Helen Lee had no choice but to turn her back on her family's Coromandel idyll.
An Auckland family visiting Nelson hauled in a huge catch of kahawai in a boil-up off Rocks Rd.
Police ask people to leave area near Tauranga after an ammonia leak.
Mark Mitchell is new to making demands as a minister - but he knows how to boss dogs around.
Pro rider Cam Cole gives Wairarapa's new Rivenrock park his seal of approval.
A dislocated hip, a food scalding, a collapse on a boat - the rescue helicopter's being kept busy by Waiheke.
Dramatic video captures the ferocity of the clash between the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gang members.
Man charged over teenage skateboarder's death to remain in custody, but will keep name secret for now.
She's lived there for 20 years. But according to the NZTA, her home no longer exists.
Auckland is a hub for homeless youths: a 24-hour city where the disenfranchised can "find their people".
Woman labelled a "risk to the public and herself" following conviction for repeat drink driving.
Dogs and swimmers advised to stay away from spots on the Tukituki River