Two men were taken to hospital after crashing their motorbikes into each other.
Search for woman missing in a swollen Northland river was to be suspended and resumed tomorrow.
Roads in Auckland are being monitored by police and fire service as water levels rise in Clevedon and Kawakawa.
A woman has been taken to hospital with severe injuries after being trampled by her horse.
Crashing into and killing a cyclist is a courier's worst nightmare, a Hamilton driver says.
A viticulture and winemaking student was sentenced for taking more than $20k from WINZ.
'We just really want our parents back'
Three Nelson siblings are appealing to the public to help raise $80,000 so their mum can have ongoing specialist treatment in Germany for a rare form of lung-cancer.
The drawn-out industrial dispute at UCOL has come to a close, with polytechnic staff pocketing a pay rise this week.
Man thought he was being chased when a motorist followed him after dobbing him in to police.
With food prices at their highest in three years, low-income families are feeling the pinch.
Pair meet after months of separation
An eight-month courtship is almost unheard of nowadays, but it's paid off for nine-year-old Oz.
A year after two large quakes rocked Wellington, there's an on-going effort to make the city safer.
A conservative, Catholic all-boys' school has given the ok for gay couples to attend the school ball.
'A special place for all New Zealanders'
Christchurch's quake memorial will have a river setting, it has been confirmed today.
Man who shot his brother at point blank range before dragging him behind a car for 1.4km sentenced.
Philanthropist William Douglas Goodfellow, once the richest man in NZ, has died.
OPINION: Glenn Green and police say he is the country's most dangerous stalker and seems he's interested in stalking me.
Seismic events some 600 kilometres below Taranaki are attracting international attention.
Family who lost everything in a fire say they could have also lost each other if it wasn't for a smoke alarm.
An Ashburton man no longer lives in fear of his heart stopping while he sleeps after losing more than 120kg.
Korotangi Paki has a chance of ascending throne but the decision will come down to iwi leaders.
A red-zoned house was deliberately flooded yesterday in a bid to test find out flood protection for low-lying homes.
A NZ woman who has spoken out about an alleged sexual assault by Rolf Harris hopes others will be inspired to come forward.
Plans for a network of public food forests in Christchurch are starting to take root.
Council unlikely to face consequences for a blunder which left food outlets unlicensed.
DOC rejects claims a performance review indicated a restructure was not well implemented.
A lack of government funding means hundreds of people are turned away from weight-loss surgery, a surgeon says.
OPINION: In her previous life, the new Internet Party leader was the Left's darling of her time, their warrior princess at the Cabinet table.
Maori Party adopts that theme, Tu Maori Mai (Stand as Maori), as its rallying cry for the election.
A group of 41 asylum seekers may have been overly optimistic about landing on our shores.
Police asked courts to lift bail conditions on Malaysian diplomat at the centre of a sexual assualt case.
Greens suggest National may repeal gay marriage, Steven Joyce in a smock, and more humpback sightings.
Vermin, expired food and no hand-washing facilities in kitchens are just some of the horror stories uncovered in Invercargill eateries and shops.
Northland residents in for long night as flooding prompts some to evacuate their homes.
Scott Donaldson's not alone in his defeat by Mother Nature in a bid to cross the Tasman under his own steam.
Scott Donaldson says sorry to public for abandoning mission to be first solo kayaker to cross Tasman.| Cruel sea
Cancer Society warns people doing ice-water fundraiser to avoid alcohol after man dies.
Police are using Tasers more frequently, but they remain the least used tactical option.
The newest addition to Air New Zealand's fleet was welcomed at Auckland Airport this afternoon.
A lawnmower driver who ran over and killed 4-year-old has been sentenced to home detention.
A woman has indicated guilty pleas over an Edgeware stabbing incident that caused injuries to a man and the child he was holding at the time.
The Christchurch real estate mogul gets iced, then nominates John Key for the challenge.
Drug mule caught at Auckland Airport with more than $650,000 of cocaine is jailed for five years.
Auckland man who had sex with two teenage girls he met at a bus stop sentenced to over two years in prison.
It once took more than a bag of chips to stop Joeli Vidiri. But salty snacks have proved his undoing.
A 320kg woman lifted from her home by firefighters is amongst the most obese in NZ, and likely beyond surgery.
Former top public servant John Whitehead to head probe into why Malaysian diplomat allowed to leave NZ while facing attempted-rape charge.
A Feilding woman is on life support after being thrown 15m from a car.
Bart de Jong sent texts to a 10-year-old girl pupil, some calling her "hottie", "cutie" and "girlfriend".
The Marlborough pilot who crashed his helicopter into a gully says he did what he had to do to save the life of his hunting mate.