Armed police have been called after someone was spotted carrying a firearm in northern Taranaki.
Should we be told more about small quakes to prepare for the risk of a big one? Only if it doesn't amount to living in fear, say experts.
Sentencing judge made a "considered, correct and compassionate decision", appeal hearing told.
The Government has announced funding for a new wine research centre based in Marlborough.
Police have admitted a breath-testing checkpoint was used to target people who had attended an pro-euthanasia meeting.
Honeymooning tourist's ''atrocious driving'' was so bad it made one witness ''feel sick''. But he's not forbidden from driving.
A Kiwi expert is heading to the Middle East to train the "White Helmet" volunteers.
Mt Ruapehu is offering free skiing after great snow conditions has allowed them to stay open for longer.
He passed two trucks, an unmarked cop car and narrowly missed colliding head-on with a car coming the other way.
Beth Christina Winfield was playing with her dogs on edge of Waikato River when something went wrong.
Man, 90, pleads guilty to causing wife's death after 4WD plunged 300m off a mountain track.
Corrections says Wiri prison run by private operator among bottom five in NZ.
A Hamilton woman's wish to visit Taumarunui's Forgotten Highway came true with the help of locals.
After watching Bathurst he headed home, with only three tyres.
Murder trial put on hold after not enough people show up to take part in the jury panel.
Check out these top five outfits for Halloween this year.
Century-old snippet on climate change from a local newspaper has caused consternation.
Tagging "snake gang", "West Side" and other illegible words racks up hefty cleaning bill.
You're expecting to get better when you get medical care, but for many people it can get a lot worse.
A dozen armed police swooped on a vehicle in a ''fluid situation'' in Dunedin's CBD.
Farmers and animal welfare activists remain at loggerheads after latest accusations of bobby calf abuse.
Early morning twister lifts roofs, wrecks garage doors and smashes windows.
Judge labels driving by a boy racer who reached 195kmh the worst he'd seen in 20 years.
A farmer left 3630 animals to suffer in one of NZ's worst cruelty cases but he avoids prison.
Axe-wielding clown leaping out from behind a tree to startle a teen biker has police fuming.
A vehicle has smashed through front doors of a Christchurch Kathmandu.
Police watchdog slams police tasering of a mentally ill man lying on the ground twice.
A total of 28 semi-automatic firearms were taken, including five rifles and 23 handguns, in the Dunedin theft.
Regional council chooses a familiar face to lead its elected officials.
A slip on State Highway 1 that hampered travel has been cleared.
Cannabis plants grown in memory of woman's dead partner, court hears.
Former Warriors rugby league player indicates he will plead guilty to driving charge.
Darrell Dunn bashed another homeless man to death, kicking him as ''fast and as hard'' as he could.
E-cigarettes could stave off cravings, research says - but should they be encouraged?
John Compton's vision to build award winning toilets in Waiouru has done just that.
The Darryl Fairbairn Memorial Trust has been supporting children for 10 years.
Dustin La Mont is accused of murder after becoming enraged by repeated noisy parties next door, but he claims it was self defence.
John Key finally arrives in India, with progressing a free trade deal the top priority.
Leading lawyer wants more artwork in NZ's courtrooms to "humanise" them, and make them less intimidating.
While colleagues and pupils run Auckland Marathon, Michaela von Sturmer will be cheering them on from hospital.
Former MPs and their spouses rack up $700k travel bill - who were the biggest spenders?
Fears of life-threatening injuries ease as he is flown to hospital after Carterton accident.
You know all those stories about Australia's terrifying spiders? Turns out NZ has thousands of the creeps too.
He bought $15,000 worth of construction tools under the names of three former employers.
Being relaxed, fewer roundabouts, and more surfing are in broadcaster's vision as next PM.
People are turning to commuting to escape Queenstown's housing and traffic issues.
It's going to be a damp and cool start to the day for most of the South Island.
Work is underway to clear the remains of AH Franks Tyres in Hamilton after a suspicious blaze ripped through the tyre shop.
The 31-year-old who is 38 weeks pregnant has been found safe and well.
He was stood down having two affairs 25 years ago. Now, he's back behind the pulpit.