Fire on Porirua street where police dog Gazza was killed

Fire going off at Porirua siege house sounded like 'gunshots' to one neighbour.

Two ram raids in Bay of Plenty overnight

Security footage captured the offenders smashing into Kathmandu overnight.

No crazy cat people, just cat lovers for national cat show

"No matter what happens, you bring the best cat with you and take the best cat home."

No mention of Hilary Barry's resignation on The Paul Henry show

Hilary Barry is back on TV this morning with Paul Henry and there has been no mention of her leaving TV3.

Broken tail lights lead to gun discovery for Morrinsville Police

They pulled a car over at 2.30am and found a loaded gun inside.

Man in serious condition after rolling outside fire station

A man was flown to hospital in a serious condition after rolling his SUV outside a fire station.

Man and woman due to appear court over Marcus Tucker killing

Man and woman to appear in court over Marcus Tucker's killing as police focus on second Christchurch house.

Man killed in Lindis Pass helicopter crash named

Jaimee Edwards said that the pair had welcomed son Alex just five weeks ago.

It's a small world after all for the dedicated model railroaders

Model railway enthusiasts aren't just a bunch of stuffy old men standing around watching toy trains go by.

Glider crashes near Tauranga airport

Pilot flown to Waikato Hospital for further care after crashing at Tauranga Airport.

State house sales range from $2000 in Northland to $2.2m in Auckland

Some state homes are selling for more than $2m - while one unit was snapped up for $2000.

Hobbit's Peter Jackson honoured by French in Auckland ceremony

The Hobbit movie maker receives prestigious arts medal from French Prime Minister.

Hit-and-run victim had stolen driver's bike wheel

Man pursued thief in his car, struck him on a bike, took back his property - then drove home.

Unshakeable love and faith saved us, say rescued US trampers

A couple more hours and I would've been a goner, says rescued tramper.

Drum band kicked out of community hall over neighbour's noise complaints

Cuba St will no longer boom to the sound of practising Wellington Batucada drummers.

Lives could be saved with access to clot-buster device: expert

Expanding access to a revolutionary stroke treatment device that has improved the quality of life of survivors would mean many more would be able to live independently again, a medical expert says.

Surplus Rimutaka inmates occupying 'critical' emergency beds

Beds intended for an emergency are being occupied fulltime as inmate muster swells.

Woman killed in Upper Hutt crash was driver's grandmother

She was being driven by her grandson, and was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

Car hits tree near Karapiro - driver in critical condition

Driver believed to have suffered a medical ailment behind the wheel.

Deal to boost Indian tourism signed in Auckland

New deal hopes to boost Indian tourist numbers to New Zealand.

Niwa predicts above-average temperatures to start winter

Hoping for a warm winter? Niwa says you're in luck.

Marlborough Coastguard launches new rescue marine ambulance 'Bluebridge Rescue'

It can reach emergency call outs to remote parts of the outer Sounds in less than an hour.

OE nightmare: Kiwi falls five storeys in effort to retrieve rugby ball from roof

Dan Oliver plunged 5 storeys and now faces three months in hospital - all down to one rugby ball.

Police investigating fault with 111 system

A 111 fault left people unable to reach emergency services for almost an hour.

Arrests in Marcus Luke Tucker murder case

Man charged with murder after Marcus Tucker was found burnt and dumped near Christchurch a week ago.

Determined win for Warriors sees fans over the moon

Fans rejoice as Warriors put the week's woes behind them in defiant win.

Blenheim hedge fire may have been arson

Police believe a hedge fire on a quiet Blenheim street may have been another arson attack.

Brazen burglary and theft in Hamilton on Sunday morning

A pensioner was home alone on Sunday morning when she spotted an intruder in her lounge.

Dunedin state house fire 'suspicious', police say

Police believe a fire at a Dunedin state housing complex may have been deliberately lit.

First night flight lands at Queenstown airport

Introduction of evening flights will maximise Queenstown airport's current operating hours.

Ongoing attacks force horse trainers out of business

A Waikato couple are packing up and moving after years of unexplained attacks on their property and animals.

The day I died in the middle of a football game

Geoff Brogan was playing the beautiful game when his heart stopped. It was zapped back into action by a defibrillator.

Man missing from Hamilton community home not seen for three days

The man was being cared for in a Hamilton community home.

Serious assault in Invercargill

A 47-year-old man is in hospital in serious condition after an alleged assault in Invercargill early on Saturday.

Family of missing American women thank New Zealand rescuers

Mum and daughter were found after making a "help" sign out of branches.

Man stabbed in back and neck in Dunedin knife attack

A 21-year-old man has stab wounds to his neck and back after being attacked outside a central Dunedin bottle store.

Waikato club rugby player likely to be disciplined after KO punch in scuffle

Video under review after club player punched opponent in head during post-try fisticuffs.

Waikato DHB serves the best hospital food in the country, patients say

If there were a hospital MasterChef challenge, Waikato Hospital would win. Sorry Dunedin.

Chrysanthemum judging a serious matter at the South Island National Chrysanthemum Show

No one takes Chrysanthemums more seriously than this lot.

Arnott's changed their Shapes flavour so we taste tested them

There was outrage when Arnott's changed its Shapes biscuits - but how bad are they really?

American man faces charges of sexually harassing Kiwi blogger in online posts

An American accused of harassing a Kiwi fashion blogger will face charges, but only if she fronts up in person, in court - in Kansas.

Heat goes on Hamilton City Council staff over incomplete work

Political pressure is going on city council staff over the number of incomplete projects in Hamilton.

Cycleway for Auckland's Franklin Rd in major redevelopment

Auckland's most famous Christmas lightshow road turned into construction zone - but the council promises to stop work for Santa.

Man dead at Auckland's Piha Beach

Emergency services recovered the body of a man at the West Auckland beach.

Scott Watson's boat repainted for Sounds murder film, paid for by taxpayers

Public purse used to pay for revamp of convicted killer Scott Watson's boat in doco on Ben Smart and Olivia Hope murders.

Rotorua woman dead after being struck by a bus

Diversion in place at Rotorua after a woman was hit and killed while walking near shops.

Kieran Foran's stunned family say league will be his saviour through dark times

League star's grandfather says sport the "only thing holding him together".

Refugees stuck in limbo while waiting to come to NZ - 'Each day is like a year'

When refugees are accepted for resettlement in New Zealand, often their ordeals are far from over.

Home ownership comes with a side of guilt

OPINION: I recently bought a house, and it feels great. Kind of.