A chilly night should be followed by a pleasant day in most places but the outlook for the long weekend is less settled.
A car and truck have crashed, and a car has hit a power pole at an intersection near Christchurch.
A case of measles identified in Manawatu has been traced back to Auckland's SkyCity hotel and there are fears other guests may have been infected.
The tiny horse that stole the hearts of the nation has died in the arms of its best friend.
Christchurch Bars will appeal a tough new alcohol policy that will force most of them to close at 1am.
After scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart payment, Government is considering enrolling all workers.
Smoke alarms allowed a woman valuable seconds to flee her burning home.
A cyclist has been hit by a car in Christchurch on a busy commuter route.
Shocked neighbours watch as a critically hurt autistic child is put into ambulance with an oxygen mask on his face.
Police have found an elderly man who went missing from an Auckland rest home.
One of the biggest public sculptures in New Zealand is starting to take shape on the edge of Christchurch.
Community water fluoridation is safe, effective and affordable, according to the Taranaki District Health Board.
Linda McElwee played possum to survive a brutal attack in her own home - all for cigarettes and an iPad.
The anti-rape activist never dreamed she would be patron of a class of new police officers.
PM John Key is unfazed by a lack of interest in the flag debate after forcing it on to the political agenda with a $26 million road show and referendum.
Schools have been advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.
New, lower alcohol limit seems to be working - and bars don't like it.
A man accused of slashing a stranger's face with a knife had previously been committed.
Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker has backed her staff's handling of the tyre saga.
Blenheim's bad signage does nothing to entice travellers into the town centre, says the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.
Police need help in piecing together deceased man's movements prior to his death.
Government faces $424m gap for spending promises from asset sales cash, Labour says.
More cows and traffic on the roads this Queens Birthday Monday.
When Hamilton's Daven Yu plays Monopoly he likes to imagine the green house pieces as parts of a dragon.
A man who calls himself "danger" has gone on trial for allegedly surfing on a taxi over Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
An elderly man is recovering in hospital after spending possibly as long as a week lying injured on his kitchen floor.
MPs have delivered themselves a pay cut of sorts, trimming back pay increases that sparked a law change.
Most bars will close by 1pm and supermarkets banned from selling alcohol after 9pm under proposed bylaws.
A passenger struggled to breathe due to fumes following a graffiti attack on an Auckland train.
Auckland kindergartens face decline in enrolments due to lack of awareness in migrant population.