Body found in Port Hills is that of rebuild worker missing for more than a fortnight.
A Central Otago community is in shock after the death of one of its high-achieving head students.
Man charged after "trivial" fight at 21st party left another man dead.
Man who died when a crayfish dive went wrong was "careful and methodical" diver.
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Only 9,000 people live there and last night two of them scored big on Lotto.
Corrections officer suspended over murderer Phillip Smith's escape to Brazil - the second staff member in two days.
Package found at Hamilton shops has been cleared after an assessment by bomb squad.
Pilot in hospital with serious injuries after his microlight smashed into trees in North Otago, landing on a live electric fence.
Police have named the 26-year-old who died after his car crashed in Timaru yesterday.
Car flips and smashes into parked cars near Christchurch Airport this morning.
Cannabis growing operation discovered after a house fire in Christchurch this morning.
It's every driver's own personal hell - stuck in a summer traffic jam that snakes back for kilometres as icecreams melt and tempers fray.
A tourist has died while descending Mt Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park.
A man is missing presumed drowned after a fishing expedition went horribly wrong.
An Auckland GP is calling for a class C drug to be publicly funded to treat obesity.
PR boss Sarah Sparks has won a court ruling preventing the sale of millions of dollars of property she and her ex-husband own together.
A brave and inspiring Auckland teenager may be able to father a child - even though he died 11 years ago.
Police have been investigating an assault complaint against government MP Mike Sabin.
Liam Hart's Christmas party started with a friendly arm wrestle but ended with a nasty broken arm.
A fisherman has gone missing at a river mouth near Nelson this afternoon.
The mystery of rebuild worker who disappeared after leaving work is no closer to being solved.
A township of just 9000 people has taken out two first division Lotto prizes tonight.
A 67-year-old hunter has been airlifted to hospital from the area around Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon.
An alleged burglar made just one mistake when he stole all of an Auckland family's presents.
The founding president of the NZ Warbirds Association has died, aged 78.
A man is dead after a van and motorcycle crash in the Bay of Plenty, igniting a fire.
Driver in serious condition after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into parked car in Timaru.
Man who poured hazardous chemical on clothing rack sentenced to community work.
The Urewera raids remain one of the most controversial events of recent New Zealand history.
A research project into how children think when they use iPads has been given a funding boost.
Experienced Christchurch diver in his 50s died after crayfish expedition went wrong in Akaroa.
A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.
French tourist escapes with minor injuries after flipping rental car on its roof in Akaroa.
Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.
Southern Link arterial route takes "significant step" forward with the NZTA calling for design tenders.
Plans for a joint chief executive for the MidCentral and Whanganui district health boards has been scrapped.
Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.
Want to appear in Christchurch's opening ceremony for the Cricket World Cup? Those scared of heights need not apply.
Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.
The future of Palmerston North's historic Hoffman Kiln is a step closer to being secured, as part of plans for a health centre to be built on the site.
Mixed response as six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's February 2011 quake are revealed.
For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.
A man has failed in his attempt to overturn his convictions and sentence for rape, sexual violation and indecent acts with his de facto stepdaughter.
A judge has slated the state of youth culture at the sentencing of a teenager accused of videoing an intimate sexual moment.
The former Kiwi Air owner pushing to get a new airline in the sky says he has all the money needed to get underway.
Former champion jockey Lisa Cropp could spend up to three years after admitting her addiction to methamphetamine.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing bosses are big offenders when it comes to ripping off workers.
Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.
Police are searching for three men who attacked and robbed a teenager, leaving him with head injuries.