A pedestrian dies after being hit by a train at a barrier-controlled rail crossing in Auckland.
A guard of honour and flyover featured at the funeral of "aviation patriarch" Jack Mehlhopt this afternoon.
Parts of Auckland and Wellington are on course for their driest January on record.
Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered helicopter for TV cameras - using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.
Man who built a house with his ex-wife set fire to it, then sat on the lawn drinking wine and watching it burn.
A mystery couple who alarmed Auckland park-goers by appearing in masks have come forward to police.
Jailed finance directors Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas have had their first parole hearings deferred after an error was made with their eligibility dates.
Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.
An Antarctica-bound flight forced to make a dramatic landing was using a plane unsuited for the conditions.
Kitting out kids in school uniforms this year may set Manawatu families back hundreds of dollars.
A new mobile app for carpentry students teaches them how to build a house from the ground up.
Corinne Ambler has swapped the newsroom for a stint in Africa helping in the fight against ebola.
All-encompassing sex education and maturing mindsets may reduce teen pregnancies in Manawatu.
Farmers may find a silver lining if the reduced supply helps dairy prices recover.
Farmers have been caught out by the speed with which the severe dry conditions have arrived.