A West Coast farmer would not sign an easement for a national cycle trail, then the council shut his business down.
The sun is set to shine for much of the South Island over the next few days before rain begins to fall mid week.
John Tauwhare's mother no longer wanted him, but her plot to have him taken away by the state led to his death.
Nearly 900 hectares of pristine forest and coastline have been added to the Kahurangi National Park.
Maree Budd can't stop asking herself why her son didn't seek help before he took his own life.
A frosty morning greeted many South Islanders on Friday as overnight temperatures plummeted well into the negatives.
Dunedin to get the worst of the weather, while fine conditions will be enjoyed across most of the rest of the South Island.
NZRU will help investigate a racism complaint involving two West Coast teams soon to meet in a provincial final.
The "meteor" that exploded over the South Island was in fact debris from an International Space Station delivery, astronomer says.
Allegations of racism levelled against two West Coast rugby players will be revisited.
Vacuums, road cones and phones are among "weapons" being used in opportunistic crimes.
Some Cantabrians may be looking outside the region in the hopes of buying a first home.
The number of suicides on the West Coast is "four times the national average", and locals are determined to change that.
Strong winds that kept Christchurch residents awake overnight will ease on Monday.
A commercial fisherman faces losing his boat and a $100,000 fine over the deaths of 38 albatrosses.
NZTA will spend $1.6 million raising bridge over the flood-prone river at Franz Josef.
Pokie addict says she has seen people pump all their wages into machines.
Police have confirmed that they are investigating whether a West Coast firefighter was assaulted earlier on the day he died.
A West Coast gold miner was growing cannabis for pain relief, a court has heard.
Health and safety charges in relation to a helicopter crash at Fox Glacier that killed seven people will not be heard until August 9.
West Coasters are continuing to search for missing 2-year-old Emily Saunders despite the official search being called off.
A West Coast community group says the local council has "gone soft on polluters" after mud discharged into a blue penguin habitat was declared a "minor" consent breach.
West Coast's top cop says telling the public about crime is the "old school way of thinking".
Helicopter firm involved in Fox Glacier crash that killed seven people seeks new operating certificate under a new name.
The South Island helicopter firm was involved in crash at Fox Glacier that killed seven.
When Peter Thompson's late wife Ginny had a stroke eight years ago, he was determined to help her enjoy the outdoors.
A Christchurch man missing overnight has been found "safe and well".
Is New Zealand's tourism boom too reliant on the giant Chinese market?
He lost his job when his factory workplace closed. Then fire gutted his home.
"Decisions are being made in closed workshops where no minutes are taken."