As a massive fire engulfed the Wellington house, fire crews had to rush back to their trucks to stop students stealing them.
Heavy rain which caused slips, flooding and toppled trees in Coromandel will hit Hawke's Bay.
Bodi McKee, 23, arrested in south Auckland in relation to man's death.
Foreign driver who allegedly crashed into journalist Karen Rutherford, killing her daughter's horse, has been charged.
Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.
Did an opponent plant 1080 pellets to make DOC look bad? The department calls it "very suspicious".
A Hawke's Bay father and his teenage son were given a terminal cancer diagnosis just months apart.
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of 19-year-old Lucas Cochrane.
The biggest revamp of education in 30 years is underway. What does it look like?
Helen Clark's advice to focus on voters in middle a "pretty hollow view", Labour leader says.
Miramar is rumoured to be the first stage of plans to make Wellington predator-free.
Where shopping aisles once stood, people will now pray at the largest Sikh temple in the lower North Island.
SH1 near Warkworth, north of Auckland, was blocked after a fatal two-car crash.
An airport official seized the contraband pepper spray then set it off at Auckland Airport.
CuriousCity: eight kitchen staff feed up to 450 diners three times at day at the Royal Police College.
OPINION: The Government is copping flak from animal organisations - but many will support a crackdown.
Hay and nuts among birthday treats as New Zealand's only open-range zoo celebrates 40 years.
Police have asked motorists to avoid unnecessary travel to the Coromandel area due to flooding.
A night of crashes has seen a fleeing motorcyclist, a crash into a river and a car hit a tree.
Properties have been flooded and roads blocked by downpours in the north.
Change isn't necessarily bad, principal says.
Eight-year-old Nicholas Maynard has a quick-thinking brain but struggles to get his words out.
A person is dead after a crash in the Ruapehu District.
A leisurely cruise around Hamilton in tweed and bow ties saw motorcyclists raise thousands of dollars for men's health.
Principal fears teaching staff will be traded off for support staff for children with learning difficulties.
OPINION: Hekia Parata says she's putting a "shipload of money" into every child succeeding at school.
Indian students on the brink of being deported because of fraudulent visa documents are calling for a reprieve.
Possible changes to decile funding and more flexibility for school starting ages would be welcome changes for some.
Schools have been caught misrepresenting voluntary donations as fees in a bid to get parents to pay more, but why?
A routine airfield inspection at Base Ohakea turned into a rescue mission after ten trapped ducklings were spotted in a runway drain on Friday.
A 62-year-old spends night alone in Marlborough bush after wandering from the track.
Homeless community in Hamilton say victim's name is Craig.
All he wanted to do was "escape" Palmerston North but the quote for the taxi was out of control.
Tracy Holmes was the first New Zealander to have a liver transplant. And she's still going strong.
BreastScreen Aotearoa defends not telling women when they're at a higher risk of breast cancer as it could cause "anxiety".
It's been sitting empty for years, so do you have any ideas for what to do Mt Eden prison?
Two lifeguards' decision to stay at work late ended up saving six lives.
OPINION: A bill to help living people donate organs without losing money will make a real difference. Why did it take so long?
The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.
23 community police bases are closing their doors, to the horror of victims of crimes.
No one was convicted for killing Chattrice Maihi-Carroll, now her family are calling in help.
Police continue search for 23-year-old man in relation to fatal shooting in south Auckland.
'We have to face our history, gore and glory.'
A passenger has died after the car he was in left the road and hit a tree in Northland.
More time after work and warmer evenings tend to change the way we eat, sleep and exercise.
Firefighters are attempting to douse a blaze after two diggers were set alight.
A man has drowned after a van plunged into a river in Northland.
Two people are seriously injured after a crash in Apata, Tauranga.
A person is believed to be trapped under a car after an incident in Invercargill.
Five lucky Lotto players will have an extra spring in their step after each winning $200,000.