10 min ago Sir Edmund Hillary's children were guests of honour at the opening of a new 460 hectare forest reserve.
10:51 PM Nightfall has forced police to call of the search for an injured hunter on the West Coast of the South Island.
10:42 PM Police are searching for a 61-year-old tramper in the Tongariro National Park.
Korean buyers may have open access to New Zealand's housing market assured under a new trade deal.
A 16-year-old boy is in hospital after an unprovoked and "cowardly" attack by four youths in north Dunedin.
A 16-year-old boy is in hospital after an unprovoked and "cowardly" attack by four youths in north Dunedin left him with a fractured jaw and broken ribs.
Teina Pora has met the brother of the woman he was twice convicted of murdering and been told: "You didn't do it."
OPINION: Budgets come and Budgets go but only a few claim their place in history.
A top economist says he would not have signed his children up to KiwiSaver without the $1000 kick start.
The number of prisoners to receive a student loan for tertiary study at Manawatu Prison has been increasing but numbers remain low.
Principal of prestigious private school for girls resigns after more than 13 years in the job.
One mums missed the birth and first week of her baby's life after falling ill to the common flu.
Whether it is the cost or a general dislike of dentists, people in Taranaki don't go to the dentist unless they have to.
Waikato welcomes it's third Chinese dairy factory in as many years.
Police say dogs killed close to 200 sheep on a North Otago farm - but Ngapara residents are doubtful.