Following a day-long search, police have found a body in the Manawatu River.
The past six years has seen most central city buildings repaired, rebuilt, replaced, or at the very leased, tidily demolished.
A fast-moving scrub fire has burnt vegetation close to at least two Wanaka houses before being extinguished.
The Anglican diocese has $320 million in cash, buildings and land, but it can't be used to fund the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration.
More groups have joined a critical chorus against the Government's proposed swimming water-quality guidelines.
First section of Kapiti expressway, north of Wellington, opens to traffic - and rave reviews.
Motorcyclists injured following crash in Huntly, with traffic delays expected for a long time.
The brother of a woman who died after she fell from a moving car says his sister had "the most contagious laugh in the world".
One of the main rebuild problems is: Who's going to pay - ratepayers or taxpayers? But what if there was a way to get money without money from either?
Organ donor's father pleads for higher donation rates as statistics paint a stark picture.
Jareb Beale says he was willing to forgive whoever killed his father.
Police had to deal with former mental health patient, who did not feel safe outside of Trevor Mallard's office.
A Hercules plane has landed safely at Whenuapai airport after fears its anti-skid braking system was faulty.
A 6-year-old child escaped without injury when a fire tore through a sleepout in south Auckland.
The Sensible Sentencing Trust was summonsed to appear in court over suppression breach allegations.
A new record is set for cycling the length of New Zealand - that's 2100 km in under five days.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has opened up about a drink driving conviction. But why only now?
A week ago Jonty Skerman got given a new tent, to help him camp for 130 nights. Now it's been upgraded.
The man had stepped out of his truck at Bluff's port when he was struck by a loader.
Consent is a tricky thing, especially when a jury has to make a call on whether it was given, law lecturer says.
These pupils have no hearing problems, but are relishing the chance to learn sign language.
A member of the Westland District Council's executive team is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.
A tourist driver must pay $35,000 after an accident left a cyclist in a coma.
She fleeced $320,000 from her own father but has stopped paying the money back.
He lost his sight after a cobra attack in the Malayan jungle. Since then, he's waged a battle for compensation.
Armed police operation in Auckland finds no sign of injured woman.
Bruce Springsteen fans arrived at Napier and Palmerston North airports to find Jetstar flight was canned.
Emergency housing in Waikato motels is costing taxpayers thousands.
She stole from the school where she worked, and also took from her husband.
Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.
Descendants of a family who lived in historic cottage fear it could be demolished to make way for traffic tunnel.
Motorists travelling on State Highway 1 should expect delays.
Items belonging to the man who went missing in the Manawatu Gorge have been found.
Wings Over Wairarapa organisers are advising ticket-holders to be patient with ticket refunds.
Proposed restructure at Auckland Libraries has staff worried about their jobs.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush says friends, family and media knew about his drink driving conviction.
The fire risk is high at home, but rural crews are sending help for Christchurch.
More than $40,000 of stolen goods recovered after raid on Nelson stores including Lord of the Rings jeweller.
Jail is likely for a man who has admitted 129 charges involving body-building drugs.
Almost three years after his dog attacked his four-year-old son, authorities seek to jail an Auckland man.
Raw sewage regularly floods the Loveridges' back yard. They've had enough.
The battle to extinguish the Port Hills fire could last another month, with many more hotspots yet to be discovered.
She lives in a horse truck, but that won't stop her from taking on the big guns at Horse of the Year.
Jury finds Paraparaumu beach rapist guilty after three hours of deliberations.
A woman was forced to bite a man who sexually attacked her in a late-night incident in Christchurch.
"Right now our inheritance from the boomers will be national debt and house prices between six to 12 times the average household income..."
MPs want the minister responsible for spies to get more information about what they are up to.
Hazael Mailata's death hit close to home for a reporter who is usually only an onlooker to tragedy.
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"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."