Hundreds of people marched across the country in protest at genetically modified crops, part of global protests against GE giant Monsanto.
Police interview a man who allegedly kidnapped and then dragged a young woman behind a car, leaving her badly injured.
Stormy weather and king tides could flood some sections of Auckland motorway tonight.
Staff were unable to contain a devastating Queenstown fire because they had not recharged fire extinguishers.
From the ashes of a Feilding church comes forgiveness, reconciliation with an arsonist.
Simon Lusk is an intriguing figure in NZ politics. So who is he and what does he do?
Woman devastated that a father of two has perished despite her efforts to fight a huge shed fire.
Man convicted of young woman's brutal rape and murder has a rocky start to freedom.
Two men involved in a gangland shootout metres away from a school have been jailed.
A man is furious he was left for hours "bleeding like a stuck pig" because there were no ambulances or doctors available.
A move to Christchurch to look for work has ended in tragedy for a young family.
A man is in hospital after being shot with a shotgun in Auckland last night.
Gentlemen's club catches fire in Avondale, West Auckland.
A couple inseparable in life have died just days apart after 58 years together.
The troubled Titahi Bay fire brigade is under investigation again, this time over allegations of hiding money.
Puppies raised in an alleged "battery farm" have been dying in pet stores.
A Christchurch flat where teenager Hayden Miles was brutally murdered looks set to be demolished.
Rowen Sullivan has two mums, but to get them recognised as such she must change the law.
Attack on elderly woman in her own home has raised questions about neighbours' rights.
Amy Adams is happy playing second fiddle to "front man" Gerry Brownlee as he orchestrates Canterbury's earthquake recovery.
Canterbury insurers are failing to meet their own post-earthquake rebuild targets, blaming "unforeseen" problems for the delays.
It's just a matter of time before a laser strike causes a tragedy, according to a pilot.
Politicians may be talking up the benefits of selling Christchurch's family silver for the rebuild but city councillors say it's not going to happen.
Firefighters have quelled a central Queenstown blaze that gutted a building.
A man is dead and two children injured after a crash in North Canterbury this afternoon.
Winston Peters says Chinese immigration is responsible for Auckland's dark side.
Auditor-general refuses Solid Energy investigation, saying it is already under significant scrutiny.
Long drive home ahead for some Aucklanders after a truck rolled at the Newmarket Viaduct.
Supreme Court judge Robert Chambers, who died on Tuesday, was to have been knighted.
Jail for Auckland pharmacist who illegally sold erectile dysfunction drugs as "herbal medicine".
Leroy Garrick was arrested after lashing out at media who reported his activity with teenagers.
A man shot by police after allegedly attacking two sisters faces a fresh charge of threatening to kill.
Police are searching for a Christchurch man in relation to the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl.
A racehorse has been savaged by a dog in a "prolonged and vicious" attack at a Nelson beach.
Man banned from launching court action without a judge's permission loses his latest case.
An experienced Auckland boat operator gets his face stitched up after a collision with a ferry, which he says wasn't his fault.
A wrecked car found down a 20m bank has sparked an emergency search for the driver in Wellington this morning.
Today's break from the run of unsettled weather is expected to be short-lived.
Queenstown mountaineer Mark Woodward has become the second New Zealander to reach the top of Mt Everest for a ninth time.
Kris Kolff's home has withstood the elements for eight years. But in the end, the council beat it.
Lockwood Smith is renting as the Government plans to sell London high commissioner's residence.
Two men charged with murder after their alleged victim died in hospital have been remanded.
Death has not stopped adventurer Paddy Freaney reaching the summit of Mt Everest.
LATEST: A woman remains in a stable condition in intensive care after a head-on vehicle crash near Shannon last night.
Patient allegedly forced to kneel with his nose against a wall at residence for intellectually disabled.
Quake measuring 7.4 hits in the sea southwest of Tonga, shaking buildings in the capital.
Primary Industries minister Nathan Guy has heaped blame for a major Chinese trade block at the feet of his officials, claiming he only learned last week that unauthorised export certificates were being issued.
A stoush is brewing among Tainui's political elite and will reach its peak this weekend.
It seems Kiwis are better than Australians at designing their prime minister's house.
It's all in the genes
Longevity clearly runs in Peg Griffin's family.