Was it a thunderclap, or something else? Residents are divided over the loud noise that woke them at 3am on Sunday.
Conditions "perfect" for viewing in the South Island as solar flare creates strong reaction.
Barry Adams needs back surgery, but won't get it unless he cannot work or walk.
Student loans are interest-free if you live in NZ but that changes when you head overseas for more than six months.
Nasty fish-hook in Government package may leave 20,000 families with one child worse off.
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She was told she wouldn't run again, but despite her cancer, she crossed the finish line.
Government should splash more cash on Christchurch's quake-damaged cathedral, Winston Peters says.
John Griffen, who had been missing since Saturday, was found safe and well.
Some tenants of a central Wellington building will not return to offices on Monday pending a closer look at an engineer's report.
Eight men have died diving in New Zealand waters this year. Experts say mistakes are being repeated.
It'll be a nervous wait for 170 staff at 14 footwear stores across New Zealand.
It was a shed holding half a century of his life. It was gone in minutes.
The woman has had $192,000 of treatment in New Zealand and if she was to stay would cost more, court says.
OPINION: What will be the big health issues for voters this election year? The ideological battle lines have well and truly been drawn.
Winston Peters goes into bat for the hard-working staffer who made a "human mistake" on his Twitter account.
It's not only the week days where Aucklanders have to put up with traffic.
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Blenheim beats little town blues by taking bite out of Big Apple's cafe culture, with more food outlets per capita.
"People who point out what's going wrong get crucified."
Sick and injured overseas visitors are putting the squeeze on health board budgets.
Friends and whanau of a young woman who died in a car crash in Auckland have paid tribute to her.
Emergency crews on the scene after car ends up in ditch near Pirongia in the Waikato.
Government announces a new primary school for Wanaka and more classrooms for the growing town's only secondary school.
The removal of the traditional neighbourhood post box is continuing to cause concerns for Auckland residents.
If you're 55 to 65, watch out when you ride your quad bike: How data is stopping the accidents which seem random.
Four Square owner Sukhpal Singh could not be happier after selling a $27 million Powerball ticket.
Elderly man was attending a reunion at the school when he suffered a medical event.
In terror attacks and disasters, today's children are more resilient than we think.
Police are asking for anyone with information regarding missing Timaru man Murray Wall to come forward.
Meditation centre known for its tranquility goes all the way to the High Court to try to stop a proposed gun club.
A blanket smoking ban at hospitals is putting some vulnerable patients at risk, says a health board member.
Jonathan Milne: As humans, as parents, we feel little Emily's dad should not face charges – but that feeling is wrong
OPINION: As humans, as parents, we feel the father of a drowned 2-year-old should not be prosecuted. He's been through enough. But our instinct is wrong.
Released emails about Dunedin's Cadbury factory closure show the company liked mayor's 'leadership'.
50 firefighters race from all over Auckland to battle a massive blaze at a commercial property.
A car was fleeing from police when it crashed, seriously injuring an innocent man.
A grandmother has been assaulted by a young girl following a fracas outside her home north of Wellington.
Property manager says RSE workers live in four or five-bedroom houses, while MSD is looking for one-bedroom houses.
The Newmarket business award finalists are announced after categories receive the highest number of entries ever.
An Auckland based grocery chain's growing success may see it expand nationwide.
Schools want to see support staff receive better pay, but fear they can't afford it.
A botched police update of the Arms Code has angered gun owners.
OPINION: Finance Minister Steven Joyce's Budget ticked all the boxes he wanted, and perhaps a few extra.
His little girl was swept away when he tried to drive across a river. Almost a year on, he's charged over her death.
Vanishings and killings of beautiful women on K Rd cemented its seedy status - but was it a myth?
Forget fight clubs. It's prison book clubs which are getting inmates passionate about life again.
A fridge that orders the groceries, a two minute dishwasher and a solar skin: Welcome to the homes of the future
From the solar skin on your house to internet via every surface, the humble abode is on the verge of major change.
As famed showgirl Marissa Burgess opens her Cabaret de Paris here this weekend, one NZer recalls the life-changing experience of dancing with the notorious Folies Bergere.
Twitter faux pas or social media genius? Either way, Winston Peters' post has people talking.
The fire service has rescued a woman who drove into floodwaters near Katikati.