Canterbury and North Island next to get freezing snowy weather
Some Timaru residents are going without food and petrol in order to afford to heat their homes.
But critics say climate change target is not nearly enough.
Belia van Rensburg died last week. Her family remembers her fondly.
Shacks, garages and motor camps are among the homes for poorer, less-qualified occupants.
A young New Zealander could have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Police launch investigation after baby girl suffered a serious head injury.
At one pristine coastal spot in the Waikato less than $100,000 can buy you a three-bedroom bach. The catch is, the sea may steal the land.
An investigation into the death of a baby has shifted inside the Christchurch house where the infant suffered unexplained injuries.
Intimacy and orgasms touted for sex-ed classes
Six people, including an 8-week-old baby, escaped a pre-dawn house fire thanks to smoke alarms.
Wellington's motorway is now a little wider thanks to an impressive feat of engineering.
A net-bound seal stranded on the Taranaki coast found his happy ending.
The infamous police case involving Nelson's Red Devils motorcycle club may be on its final journey.
Colin Craig puts his leadership to a party ballot and asks "forgiveness" from the Conservative Party.
Big screen productions could be attracted to a new film precinct at Hobsonville.
An international student doused himself in petrol and threatened to set himself alight at an MP's electorate office.
Scott Saunders' car burst into flames and he had to walk through the night to get help.
A man who allegedly raped his young daughter for years has been denied bail.
Eight former CYF children are to advise on the overhaul of the department.
Drilling off Gisborne will provide key data for global quake research.
The two fishermen weren't expecting a pig to be part of their catch.
An Ashburton school tried in vain to contact Cindy George when her daughter Pio didn't turn up to school.
Four Hamilton youths are facing charges after the stolen car they were in ran out of gas during a police chase.
Top West Coast police officer and two senior sergeants launch a $1.5 million defamation case against their boss.
Man who set fire to Blenheim Work and Income office found under a table in smouldering building with razor blade.
Government delays the release of information around deal that saw millions of taxpayer dollars given to Saudi businessman for a farm in the desert.
Public workshops to debate new flag had “modest” attendance but cost $200,000.
OPINION: Just when they'd given up hope of a surplus, a Budget update shows "a strong set of accounts."
The 22-year-old man who died after being tipped out of his kayak off the Bay of Plenty coast has been named by police.
Man grew magic mushrooms and made chocolate with them to "deal with medical issues".
Official records show the public are bringing throwing stars, batons and knives into secure courts.
Dramatic increases in NCEA pass rates "clearly indicate grade inflation".
Members were "disappointed" as MidCentral DHB budget blowout extends to $3m.
Pebbles Hooper quits her job as gossip columnist after calling an Ashburton family's death "natural selection".
Former Zip Plumbing worker accused of stealing $1.42m in cheques written to herself.
First she went out to free her car from a ditch - then she turned around to find her house on fire.
A three-year-old boy has facial injuries after being attacked by a dog in Te Puke.
It's one of the only schools in the country where NCEA pass rates have not increased since 2004, but the principal isn't concerned.
Nayland College and Hampden Street School included in $10m fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.
Lawyer for murderer Phillip John Smith claims his client was effectively "kidnapped" when deported from Brazil.
Man fell off bridge into icy waters as he was walking to visit his brother.
Long-time National Party member and Sir Lockwood Smith's campaign manager Edward Evans has died.
Government will retain wide-reaching powers over the next five years under a new recovery plan.
Eleven MPs are heading to Apia to watch the historic test match between the All Blacks and Manu Samoa - the first to be played on Samoan soil.
Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of complacency over the state of the economy, after John Key said there was no need to hit the panic button.
Now the scene of a homicide investigation, Nelson's Franklyn Village is a palace for some and a horror for others.
A self-appointed environmental watchdog is advising against letting oil companies conduct seismic surveys.
Illegal immigrant tied up an elderly woman and beat her unconscious in daylight attack.
A Nelson group is shining a light on the needs of children who have undergone police forensic examinations.