Taranaki dairy farmers rallied to give a helping hand to three flood-stricken fellow farmers at Strathmore in eastern Taranaki on Tuesday.
Southern health bosses say bringing the district health board's ballooning deficit under control is not a "slash and burn exercise", but change is inevitable.
Past and present pupils were part of an official plea to the Government to keep the school open.
Two Christchurch police officers suffered head injuries while making an arrest.
Lines form at Te Papa, 15 hours before second-chance rugby tickets go on sale.
Pedestrian was taken to hospital after being struck by bus in Auckland.
Earthquake repairs and motorways are the focus of road upgrades for the next three years.
The Capital Connection has been saved for another three years.
Almost $14 billion will be spent on the country's roads, cycleways and public transport over the next three years.
One person is dead after a two-car crash, south of Turangi.
The father of murdered Ashburton teenager Kirsty Bentley died still denying involvement in her death, saying he still looked at her photo every day.
The seal was seen in Featherstone park, Hamilton.
A leading criminologist says the person behind the spate of bomb hoaxes in Melville is most likely a "loser in society".
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But Winston Peters says the region is being "double crossed" by the Government.
Benjamin Mugisho witnessed atrocities no human should - but says NZ "opened its hands to me".
Club considers closing trashed hut, as clues about vandals come to light.
Free GP visits for children and a rise to paid parental leave payments are among a raft of law changes to kick in tomorrow.
All teenage NZ girls should be fitted with contraceptive implants or IUDs, Otago researchers say.
Teen admits stealing loader and driving drunk through Christchurch, but denies assault and damage charges.
Lawyers for Colin Craig and his former aide Rachel MacGregor are in talks over lifting a confidentiality agreement.
Former PM Helen Clark praises prisoners learning to read.
A 66-year-old dementia sufferer lost in Upper Hutt bush has been found in critical condition.
Transgender woman claims department store staff made snide comments when she used female changing room.
One reporter goes in search of the hottest property in Dunedin this week - a Highlanders jersey.
Deadline to claim ashes ends, to be scattered at cemetery.
Five West Auckland gamers given police bravery awards for their role in halting an attempted carjacking.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has elected Chris Laidlaw as its new chair.
A jailhouse scrap over nicotine replacements sees one prisoner stab another with a metal pole.
A man nearly had his ear cut off and will have scars on his face for life after being attacked by someone armed with a bottle.
Brad Maclachlan remains in intensive care after a helicopter crash on the West Coast.
Posting photos of their criminal exploits online has seen four teens arrested after a tagging spree in Cambridge.
Former AC/DC drummer ticked the "no" box for drugs. So began the legal battle over his helicopter pilot's licence.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully outlines what he hopes to achieve at the UN security council.
Sonny Tau stands aside from critical Treaty negotiations after being caught with dead wood pigeons.
The South Island proved the place to be to catch a rare glimpse of Pluto.
The Crown has dropped a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice against the childhood friend of shooting victim.
October trial set for estranged husband charged with murdering Mei Fan in Wellington.
Woman drove off bridge and into power pole in Blenheim to avoid hitting a hawk.
There have been four bomb hoaxes in Hamilton in a week, and they appear linked.
Police are hunting for a white van with the ''F'' word written across its back doors with black spray paint.
Tenants of Housing New Zealand apartments in Auckland's CBD are fed up with living in water-damaged properties.
John Key warns that Kiwis aren't immune to the turmoil from Greece's impending loan default.
New statute designed to curb offensive behaviour online is cumbersome, unnecessary and a potential threat to free speech.
The mother of NZ marriage equality labels Tony Abbott a dictator for refusing to allow a conscience vote on the issue.
St John admits paramedics failed to adequately monitor a premature baby who died.
One of the schools involved in a south Auckland rugby brawl is speaking with students and organisations in a bid to ensure student safety.
See what Communications Minister Amy Adams had to say when she came in for a live chat.
West Coast pub patrons were so drunk they couldn't walk, were vomiting and urinated on themselves.
A Taranaki man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 2-year-old girl.