Last of Lusi hits Wellington, but similar to the rest of NZ the impact was lighter than had been forecast.
The road over the Kaimai Ranges is closed following a car crash.
Pipers piped, drummers drummed and leprechauns leaped as St Patrick's Day hit Auckland early.
Armed police surround Wellington pub after reports a man was inside brandishing a gun.
Police believe victim of fatal fire in Invercargill is a 45-year-old woman but add that a passerby probably saved many other lives.
STEVE KILGALLON - © Fairfax NZ NewsInventor came up with a skintight rugby jersey years before adidas - but never made a cent off it.
Major new protections around the Kaikoura coast have been unveiled by the Government today.
Auckland mayor believes he has won back the public's support after extramarital affair furore.
Foreign Affairs Minister says vote on joining Russia was organised "hastily, under threat of force". | Russia seizes border village, gas plant
Helicopter called out after a motorcycle hits a barrier on SH1 in the Waikato this morning.
Small communities trying to restrict the sale of alcohol are fighting a losing battle against supermarkets.
The end of winter is the season for lambs, daffodils, and . . . signing up to leave your body to science.
Inexplicable bumps in the night are reportedly on the increase and people are turning to ghost-hunters.
OPINION: Step up to the plate! Bring your A-game! Tick that box! Actually, don't.
Motorists are being driven mad by the rise of the weekend rush hour.
Smaller, smarter house designs are being touted as a solution to housing affordability.
The landmark building owned by Oravida plays host to a clutch of National Party grandees.
Human Rights Commission intervention or no, school's Christian lessons are back on.
British media identifies Queenstown lodge where Prince William and Kate will spend a romantic night.
Banning corporates from donating to political parties is among changes the Green Party wants considered.
Police have located an elderly man missing since yesterday in North Canterbury.
Surfers have rescued two fishermen who were thrown from their boat on the West Coast.
The search for an 11-year-old boy reportedly swept out to sea has ended with nobody found.
Emergency services have been busy on callouts in the north as Cyclone Lusi tracks down the country.
ANDREA O'NEIL - © Fairfax NZ NewsRescue helicopters hover behind countless headlines, but not the heroes at the controls.
Specialist fire crew called after a hydrochloric acid spill at a Lower Hutt laboratory.
OLIVIA CARVILLE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBrian Kennedy lost his wife to the Christchurch earthquake, now his own battle is over.
The Rebuild and Renovate Christchurch Home show, due to take place this weekend, has been cancelled.
Labour leader David Cunliffe was hoping to use National's bad week to put Labour back on the front foot with his first major speech since Prime Minister John Key named the election date.
OPINION: If this is what the first week of the 'unofficial' election campaign looks like, heaven help us when the campaign proper gets going.
ACC is stepping boldly into the minefield of sex education, amid claims that schools are failing to teach teens how to say "no".
A legal high advocacy group is taking Hamilton City Council to court over its puff shop policy.
Hair products are now a thing of the past for freshly shorn 10-year-old Alessandra Tobin.
Property values near proposed Basin Reserve flyover could drop by tens of thousands of dollars, opposition groups say.
A 63-year-old Hamilton man caught by police selling a psychoactive substance to an underage girl has escaped a conviction.
Passengers will have to start switching buses in a major revamp of Wellington's network.
Last night thousands packed the TSB Bowl of Brooklands to soak up a world of music in Taranaki.
After 90 years, the plug has been pulled on Wellington's trolley buses. | Switch part of revamp
Hurricanes skipper celebrate a century
Conrad Smith's been working unconventional angles from the start, but today he hits the round 100.
LIBBY WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSchool crossing guards have been told to jump for cover after a spate of near misses.
LIBBY WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSex-change surgery is effectively on hold as one of three specialists retires.
JO MCKENZIE-MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe wait is finally over for the man at the centre of a police perjury case.
Geraldine youngster says help 'real good'
ALEXIA JOHNSTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSupport is flooding in for Geraldine youngster Sean Roberts as he fights to have a New Zealand driving law changed.
The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.
ANNA PEARSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsFamily and friends of Kiwi on missing Malaysian plane are exhausted by conflicting reports.
BLAIR ENSOR - © Fairfax NZ NewsConvicted sex offender has been renting out shoddy accommodation to vulnerable young men.
New Zealand's most popular satirical website has returned after a four-month hiatus.
CHARLIE GATES - © Fairfax NZ NewsChrist Church Cathedral restoration could be condition of post-election coalition deal, Winston Peters says.
It's a relationship which brought the famously tough Justice Minister to tears and earned her a stern rebuke from her boss.
KATHRYN KING - © Fairfax NZ NewsPolice are investigating how a Feilding woman received ''unexplained'' injuries that left her in a critical condition.