Dogs herding ducks and people throwing gumboots.
Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.
Someone trying to get rid of flies in a Marlborough school triggered the fire alarm.
Police expect to continue the search on Sunday evening after poor water conditions hampered efforts earlier in the day.
This might be his 21st Springsteen gig, but it's not like he wears a white T-shirt, jeans and a bandana.
Neighbours used garden hoses to put out blaze in latest of suspicious Blenheim fires.
After practising his shot put for months, retiree pulls out of 'pricey' World Masters Games.
Farmer "sickened" to find four dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds.
It got a 'very poor' grade last year, but the Blenheim river is 'swimmable' under new government freshwater guidelines.
An truck has rolled onto its side, blocking traffic on state highway 63, near St Arnaud.
After smashing the world record for cycling New Zealand, Craig Harper isn't planning any big cycling trips anytime soon.
The fire risk is high at home, but rural crews are sending help for Christchurch.
A family is facing bankruptcy after the sale of their rental was scuppered by a positive meth test.
Children share their favourite family activities - guess which one appears most often?
The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.
"This is why I like the festival, you can taste more and everyone feels included."
Before he could even leave the courtroom, he was arrested by Immigration.
Captain Cook arrived at Ship Cove 250 years ago, but he wasn't the only one plying "the waters of the Pacific" back then.
A nearby ammonia leak stopped cruise ship passengers in Picton from getting back on their ship.
Residents "unnerved" as Seddon hit by biggest spate of burglaries in three years.
Entries to South Island's largest bike race down due to quake-hit highway.
Mum sometimes cries and wonders "why me?". But then her autistic son Jesse brings a flower and says, "mum, love".
Tank manufacturer more than doubles workforce to get wine companies ready for harvest.
The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.
Electric fences trialled to keep seals away from quake roadworks - but they may not be enough.
He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.
The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.
There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.
Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.
First it was dried out, now it's washed out. Lake bed cricket game shifts to prized bull paddock.