Suggestions there is "nothing to do" for young people living in Christchurch have provoked the ire of online commenters.
The Westland District Council has overspent on building the West Coast Wilderness Trail but doesn't know by how much.
Search for a matching kidney continues as 12-year-old Maddie Collins prepares for dialysis.
The efforts of search and rescue personnel during the Lake Tekapo kayaking tragedy have been recognised.
Parents hunting for affordable housing are having to shunt their children from school to school.
The city council is vowing to fix Christchurch's bumpy roads after shortcomings in the infrastructure repair programme.
Food guidelines are right and critics are being irresponsible, NZ obesity expert says.
An Oamaru man who tried to import methamphetamine from Asia has appeared in court.
Banks Peninsula residents call on city council to put some of the $500,000 it collects from cruise ships each year into Akaroa.
Botched surgeries cost the country more than $25 million in the last financial year.
Complainants allege Dr Rakesh Chawdhry was sexually inappropriate during consultations.
A drunk man who bashed two cyclists in Dunedin claimed he was agitated over a wasp attack.
Locusts are proving so popular they are flying off the menu at a Dunedin restaurant.
As temperatures plummeted, a stranded group realised they would have to take action to keep warm.
Hundreds of costumed trampers took to Canterbury's hills for an event somewhere between a scavenger hunt and a marathon.
Family of killed toddler narrowly escape a deliberately lit fire that spread from a car to their home.
The walls started out white. Then they were "obliterated" by thousands of multi-coloured stickers.
Lisa Pennack has taught for five years, but must return to basics to progress her career.
He missed a bend, drove into a vacant building - and kept going.
A shipment of crystal meth about to land in Christchurch would look like a hail storm, dealer said.
A woman has been taken to Dunedin Hospital after being hit by a bus.
A 26-year-old Canterbury woman is using her popular blog to spread her message of breast awareness to young people.
Donna Elliot's sons suffer from dyslexia and dyspraxia. Their extra tutoring has cost her tens of thousands of dollars.
Ratepayer-backed insurer wants to hike directors' fees by 15 per cent, even though it can't write new business.
Boats speeding through dolphin pods can disrupt their feeding, sleeping and socialising.
Key clashes in round nine of Combined Country Cup decided the final makeup of the quarterfinals.
More than one in 10 Canterbury 4-year-olds obese and eligible for weight loss treatment.
Flooding and snow has closed some southern highways, but the flurry of dire weather will fade.
After a night stranded in blizzard like conditions, one of the rescued 38 insisted they were well prepared but just got caught out.
Police are probing two suspected arson attacks committed in Christchurch on Monday afternoon.