Waitara cancer patient Judith Holswich had to wait so long for doctors to diagnose her lung cancer that she now only has months left to live.
A man is dead after plunging over a bridge in central New Plymouth.
A 27-year-old man from Singapore crashed his rental campervan near Kaikoura the day he arrived in the country.
Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott led his platoon into Gallipoli and it cost him his arm.
Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is regarded as one of NZ's most influential wartime artists.
He was among the last soldiers to withdraw from Gallipoli and came close to being left behind.
A man has been taken into custody as police investigate a woman's death in Papatoetoe.
As their electricity bills became exorbitant a Timaru couple switched to solar power.
It is "unconscionable" that after four years Cantabrians are still waiting for a resolution with insurance companies over quake damage, a litigation lawyer says.
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott is visiting Wellington to take part in Anzac centenary commemorations.
Teens tried to steal from the people who "defended their right to walk down the street in freedom", RSA says.
Woman says she will never eat a Big Mac again after chewing on a cockroach in her burger.
An elderly Auckland woman who died after being struck by a car on Saturday night was on her way home from housie.
Three cars were involved in a crash on Auckland's northwestern motorway, causing congestion and delays.
Ten tonnes of aid supplies stowed away with 1800 tourists on cruise liner travelling from Auckland to Vanuatu.
Christchurch Airport's fire brigade has added a state-of-the-art piece of machinary to its firefighting arsenal.
More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.
Police called to deal with a domestic dispute involving former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair.
Seven hours on the tarmac in Ohakea wasn't an ordeal for 266 people onboard, says passenger.
Broadcaster exceeds doctor's expectations after serious brain injury.
An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car
It is miracle no one was killed when a man drove at high speed the wrong way on the motorway, police say.
Man dragged woman into bushes, but her screams startled him.
Peter Jackson, Cliff Curtis and Jane Campion get supporting roles in the celeb-studded Wikileaks dump.
Two native geckos are recovering in Wellington Zoo after a trip around the world
A fisherman can expect a rough sleep after becoming stranded on rocks.
Plans to commemorate the royal birth are well underway in NZ.
Kiwi women are using sperm harvested from their dead partners to create life, raising ethics issues.
Production assistant suffered horrific injuries during booze-fuelled Fourth of July party.
He became the mentor of a nation during the Black Caps' march to the Cricket World Cup Final.
Private trust is getting government money to teach Kiwis using techniques developed by L Ron Hubbard.
An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.
A family of four were trapped in the bush overnight after they ran out of time to finish their hike, police say.
Despite a strong southerly, more than 500 people attended the official opening of the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
A thousand WWI medals lie unclaimed in a New Zealand Defence Force vault. Now, the Sunday Star-Times is working to get them returned to the families of those who earned them. DAVID LOMAS reports.
The reopening of the Manawatu Gorge following a slip has been delayed by several hours.
Pat Hickton may be 94 but he doesn't miss a beat, or a poppy sale. He's been collecting for 25 years.
Two years ago, Annette Taylor was diagnosed with melanoma, today she says she feels "lucky to be alive".
Hobbit director offers a sneak peak at his multi-million dollar Great War exhibition in Wellington.
Shane Bradley and Casey Eden knew what their overseas friends ate for lunch, thanks to social media, but were clueless when trying to recall the names of their neighbours.
Weta Workshop technicians spent 24,000 hours on the creation and installation of the eight large-scale models in Te Papa's new Gallipoli exhibition.
Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.
A family whose landlord is selling their house has taken to social media to find a buyer who will keep them on.
A shallow quake rattled parts of Christchurch on Friday.
City leaders have big plans for Hamilton's next 10 years, wanting to position it as the country's third major centre.
Part of the proposed Northern Arterial motorway route from Belfast to the central city has dropped up to 1.5 metres in tests on "very poor" soil.
A Southland woman who says her rape complaint was botched by police has labelled the new police code of conduct a smokescreen.
Eight new social housing units in Aranui were officially opened this afternoon by the Christchurch City Council.
Mental health workers from four different DHB's protested outside Waikato Hospital's Henry Bennett Rongomau Centre on Friday about the risk to their current roster system.
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