Two people have been killed in separate car crashes in Auckland and Waikato.
Family are at the scene where a farm worker has died after rolling his quad bike into a ditch.
The cleanup of the Rena wreck in the Bay of Plenty has cost hundreds of millions of dollars but long-term environmental damage is slight, scientists say.
Is the little collectables craze harmless family fun, or ethically questionable marketing?
One person has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a house fire.
As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.
A construction worker who fell five storeys down an elevator shaft is now in a "serious but stable" condition
Ten people have been arrested after gang members fought with baseball bats, an axe and sticks in a public park in Ashburton.
A woman woke up to a horrific surprise in her bedroom at Paraparaumu Beach.
Porirua council says cars must be washed only on grass. But what if you don't have any?
OPINION: It's not too late to ditch the proposed flag designs and start again.
With 1 in 10 continuing to consume alcohol throughout pregnancy.
An Invercargill man may face charges after four of his dogs mauled a neighbours' cat to death as a family watched on in terror.
A surreal exchange took place in court between a community magistrate and a man who refused to confirm his identity.
A Hari Hari school left $60,000 out of pocket by Cyclone Ita damage has now been damaged by fire.
Young woman killed in a car crash near Mt Cook had "just started her life", sister says.
SkyCity's consent application to build the Auckland convention centre is heard today.
Protesters have interrupted Prime Minister John Key's visit to Dunedin.
A 58-year-old Oamaru mechanic dies after truck deck came down on him.
More people refused surgery assessment in Canterbury than any other district health board.
Controversial health and safety legislation, which does does not classify farms as high risk, has passed in Parliament.
Catholic social justice agency is "appalled" by proposed changes to Easter Sunday trading restrictions.
OPINION: Terms of reference for a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia conveys robust intent.
The tree harvesting attachment Paul Robert Burr was using when he cut down a tree that landed on one of its employees would never release a tree from its grasp.
Teen on trial for the murder of Luke Tipene murder told a friend after the stabbing that he'd "messed up", court hears.
A Taranaki mother who has endured years of sleepless nights fearing her teenage daughter was taking her own life is calling for abortion law changes.
This summer will be the busiest for earthworks Auckland has ever seen, Minister predicts.
Kilbirnie's century-old bus depot is going to be torn down.
Disabled man and mum get house after two months in caravan and five months on HNZ waiting list.
A row over secret courts rumbles on - with the Law Society refusing to back down on fears over new health and safety laws.