Alan Langdon has travelled to Melbourne overnight and is now pursuing Federal Court intervention for the return of his daughter Que.
4:13 AM PM wants the agreement to go ahead, even without the US, and he's keen for a quick EU trade deal, too.
Hazmat called in after a gas cylinder shot out clouds of fog on a freight train in South Auckland.
Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Countdown supermarket in Hamilton.
Hundreds of Canterbury patients are to miss out on surgeries during the three-day action.
For nearly two decades, Kiwis' unique collections have been displayed at Te Papa.
OPINION: So what is a neoliberal anyway?
OPINION: Alcohol products should have every right to advertise their brands in support of professional sport's viability.
OPINION: Considering the urgent need for action on climate change, can it really be wise to bet on diesel trains?
OPINION: Will the new prime minister's plan to help the vulnerable be undermined by the ideological hostility of those responsible for its implementation?
Shelley Crooks told a friend on December 22 she was hitchhiking to Opotiki from Punakaiki. She hasn't been seen since.
The masked offenders fled northbound on Knighton Rd in Waikato.
Firefighters take control of house fire near the small Waikato town of Tirau.
He's been fishing at the same spot for 40 years, but Peter Ritchie has never seen the Rangitata River so absent of fish.
Young Harry Ding has been having nightmares after a heavy door toppled on him.
A 16-year-old has been charged with reckless driving after a 12-minute, high-speed pursuit.
"I think you need to go back to Australia and stay there," judge tells man who fled police.
"You know that things are coming right if the tourists are coming back."
More traffic on alternate highway post-quake, but police and travellers impressed with courtesy.
Video shows the first stretch of the Main North Line re-opened since the earthquake.
OPINION: An emergency event has no consideration for you, your family or your community so you need to be prepared, writes Marlborough Civil Defence emergency services officer Gary Spence.
Police have agreed to change the way they request personal information from companies following privacy concerns.
Andrew Little travelling to Pike River following Winston Peters' sledging of his position.
Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle handed inside running for Labour in Rongotai seat.
Kiwis are worse off in wealth inequality than across the Tasman, new data shows.
Commissioner looks to hire new principal after ruling former principal was wrongfully fired.
Former Victoria University law lecturer's claims over bullying case are rejected.
Students are poised to discover their results after a troubled exam season.
School uniform costs leave families reeling at start of year.
Tyler Gilbert, 21, died too soon. His parents want to help other young people who may be hurting.
Is $480,000 to $489,999 a fair salary to look after a region's health services?
From 7am on Tuesday, junior hospital doctors will walk out for 73 hours.
Up to 2200 patients in Auckland and Northland expected to be affected.
Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.
The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.
The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.
How much do you know about the history of women in this country?
Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?
Milk production continues to fall across the country, says Fonterra.
Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.
All the signs are pointing to a good harvest for Marlborough onion seed grower Rob Harrison-Jones.