Two-year-old Branson has been reunited with the elderly man he helped save at the beach.
As the battle for the sky raged over northeast England, down below, children watched as planes crashed and buildings crumbled.
A search is on for a hunter missing near Albury in South Canterbury.
Olympic medallist not sure if he had the would have had the guts his great granddad showed.
He says it's frustrating to hear people say they've done "careful research" and decided not to vaccinate.
Friends and family will say their goodbyes to murder victim Katrina Rose Drummond on Wednesday.
A 23-year-old driver missing from his crashed car has been discovered in nearby scrub.
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has rejected claims by Labour health spokesperson Annette King that board workers are being employed on zero-hour contracts.
Cries of jubilation rang out when a young man was discharged without conviction following the death of his father.
Marlborough residents could be living next door to a brothel without knowing it.
The Gloriavale Christian Community wants to limit public access on the road up to its West Coast property.
This weekend's Anzac ceremonies "could be the biggest disruption to public transport ever".
A father who killed his kids was 'friendly and smiling', hiding homicidal thoughts from his psychiatrist.
Woman who ran into "gold coin donation" fundraiser says she is still shaking with anger about it.
Wellington accountants serving the longest jail terms for NZ tax case appeal.
A stolen car crashed into a house in Auckland on Monday night, in one of three police chases that ended in arrests in the region.
Embattled AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd made a call to an associate asking him to "take out" a former security guard turned personal assistant.
Lecretia Seales is dying, and doesn't have time for delays in her legal case.
Human remains found on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay have been sent for DNA testing.
Man with dislocated shoulder crawls for seven hours to reach hut after a fall on solo tramp.
A terrified mum fled her home to escape her armed ex, only to hear two shots as he killed their children.
Elderly man killed and 30-year-old woman in serious condition after being hit by vehicles in separate incidents.
The organiser of a controversial fundraiser has defended stopping people in the middle of the road to ask for cash.
A project that will see one of the oldest working stone wharves in the Southern Hemisphere upgraded is underway.
New Zealand troops bound for Iraq have left on the first leg of their deployment.
Trees to be planted at Thames-Coromandel District Council's WWI memorial forest to mark 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landings.
A Cambridge man remains in hospital after sustaining head injuries from a fall at a factory and a woman is transported to Waikato Hospital after injuring her knee
Sandstone columns meant to represent Australia's "Red Centre" were quarried near Agra.
Autistic man kept in compulsory care for a decade has sentence extended with no end in sight.
Anzac Day services around the Waikato region commemorating 100 years since Gallipoli.
A rare three-metre long oarfish that washed ashore last week has disappeared.
Not all children will receive free GP visits as promised by the Government, according to documents revealed by the Greens.
Firefighters worked overnight to contain a chemical leak at a Christchurch container terminal.
Government urged to do more to support millions of refugees fleeing their homes around the world.
It was meant to save 93,000 work-hours a year. Instead it cost $6.8m to taxpayers, with nothing to show.
The Nazis wanted to amputate Charles Upham's arm but a Kiwi medic stopped them, using maggots to treat the war hero's shrapnel-shredded limb.
An Official Information Act request has revealed a series of serious incidents on deep sea oil drilling ships in New Zealand waters.
Bravery awards have been given to farmer and policeman who saved a woman from certain death in a raging river.
All three people charged with murdering Matthew Stevens have now pleaded not guilty.
Trio of drift-trikers survives ride down Dunedin's Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street.
A TradeMe buy landed Net Warren with more than just a wardrobe, there was a bag of memories in there as well.
Celebrity chef Al Brown's Skycity eatery has again been crowned Auckland's top restaurant at the Metro Restaurant of the Year awards.
Police want the public to keep an eye out for motorbikes sold in suspicious circumstances following multiple motorcycle thefts.
A little piggy may have wished he stayed home after being hit by a car.
Hutt Hospital's cafeteria has been given a fail grade from a cross-DHB review into hospital food with its wide range of fatty and sugar-laden offerings.
Door-to-door truck shops are a "temptation on wheels" for poor and vulnerable people.
Police are investigating the 2012 death of a boy after routine appendix surgery at Grey Base Hospital.
Mum Dixie is very protective of Brooklands Zoo's new baby capuchin monkey.
Woman, 63, was in "excruciating" pain from fractured wrist during the 1km walk.
A personal WWI letter written by a British monarch has been found in an old long box.