Sri Lanka wants to bestow Nandi the elephant to New Zealand, but there's a jumbo row involving animal rights' activists to stop that from happening.
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Already drenched spots in the North Island are being warned to expect another deluge.
Hives worth thousands each are being stolen, with beekeepers and honey buyers the ones suffering.
Government worker facing charges including threatening grievous bodily harm still on full pay.
New Zealand is expecting to open a High Commission in Sri Lanka within the next two years, Prime Minister John Key announced.
Pets, people and prayers at annual day for animal blessings in Wellington.
He bragged about his sexual prowess to get votes, but that didn't impress many.
A short and sharp earthquake centred near Paraparaumu got some in the region jumping.
Kaikoura's iconic seafood festival has kicked off in style, with more than 4000 people expected at the event.
Fatal car accident on a rural road in south Auckland.
Crumpets, a DJ and a dance by the staff - it was all happening at H&M's new flagship Auckland store.
The historic naval flag will fly above the Harbour Bridge every October 1.
Family and friends remember Lucas Cochrane, who disappeared during a storm in Whitinaga.
"Traitors" claim as Kiwis overseas declare themselves bankrupt due to mounting debt.
It's more than double our annual road toll - the heartbreak behind New Zealand's 700 dead babies.
Man had wallet stolen after being pushed to the ground in Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Phoebe Coers wanted to be a mountain biker when she was little. Now she's an apprentice plumber.
Kids were playing among a pile of rubbish dumped on a lawn outside a contaminated house, locals say.
Fraudster who created elaborate fake identity deemed 'not so smart' after comeuppance in court.
The plants were chopped down, replanted, chopped down again. What's going on?
The driver of a car has been killed after the car they were driving smashed into a pole.
Inner city living is about to drop in Hamilton.
A person has died in a one-vehicle crash near Whangarei overnight.
Parts of State Highway 8 are underwater as a thunderstorm batters Otago.
Modest 3-bed home in Wellington's Island Bay sparks bidding war at auction.
Colin Craig lost a lot more than $1.27 million in the Jordan Williams defamation case.
Graphic image: Bored schoolkids may have been responsible for attack that shattered pet's jaw.
OPINION: We can't move forward as a nation by spitting on the legacy of those, however imperfect, who helped to build it.
A desire to protect the racial purity of the "lost tribes of Israel" is claimed to be behind the "white supremacist" stance of William Massey.
A crash has forced detours on State Highway 39 in the Waikato.
Heated debate erupts at university, in light of white-supremacist comments by the historic PM it's named for.
The Colin Craig defamation trial was about sex, lies and poetry.
Wellington's cycling battleground has shifted from Island Bay to the bush.
A member of the public stepped in to help police catch alleged robbers.
An Invercargill man may be given a harsher sentence because electronic monitoring equipment does not work on fibre connections.
"Whether its been done from a helicopter or been placed out there, at the moment we don't know enough to be certain."
The whole of South Australia was without power on Wednesday. What are the odds of a similar outage in NZ?
"Pounamu does that - it always comes home," says owner of burgled art gallery.
Taranaki has an estimated 140 abandoned oil wells out of a total 359 nationwide.
People are saying they don't do what a sign should - direct you where you need to go.
Invercargill's structural engineers are in for a busy time, with commercial buildings required to be assessed for earthquake risk.
Jury finds a man indecently assaulted three boys in North Island mosques.
Concern that online schools could be "parking spaces" for students already at risk of failing.
He checked into a motel with his new wife. Hours later he was found dead in his rental car.
Pilot of the crashed paraglider still hospitalised, passenger released.
Money put into a trust fund for Billy and Sage, the children of a keeper killed by a tiger in Hamilton last year.
Colin Craig "very, very" surprised at defamation ruling, for which he must pay $1.27 million.
Appeal judge says home detention was a real alternative.
"Let's find out his address and then we'll turn up at his place," commenter wrote.