Heavy rain set to lash Canterbury and the West Coast this weekend.
Coal mining protesters have taken their cause to a Nelson bank branch.
Former Nelson liquidator will spend Christmas on home detention after he lost his bid to go to NZ's highest court.
Man sought in relation to attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Washdyke has been arrested.
Police made a dawn arrest of a man wanted after a school girl was allegedly abducted while cycling.
A fisherman has been found dead after falling overboard from a boat in the port of Napier.
Mystery surrounds days-long search of Linton property, leaving neighbours uneasy.
A man who died in a Marton tent fire planned to grow vegetables over the summer.
Woodville vexatious litigant Jay Reid may seek permission to take legal action against the Tararua District Council over its proposal to lease reserves to farmers.
Airport guard who mistook disabled toddler's medical equipment for a bomb apologises.
James Morton's last memory before wife's death is face of the horse that collided with their car.
A New Plymouth driver led police on a crazy 30km-long pursuit, running red lights and reaching speeds of more than 130kmh.
Farmers are fearful they will be the mistaken target of poachers, while police are trying to curb the illegal practice.
As first days on the job go, one Hamilton bus driver's was eventful.
She earned the nickname Mrs Blanket Man - now an academic shares her experience shadowing Wellington's best-known homeless man.
The $220 million, 127-kilometre proposed Haast-Hollyford toll road is gathering momentum.
Father of young French backpacker who drowned in Lake Wakatipu makes poignant gesture.
Wellington will be missing one of its most boisterous sideline sports fans.
A 72-year-old man who sexually molested a young woman escapes further penalty by paying her $10,000.
A Southland teenager faces 23 charges after allegedly being caught supplying and procuring illegal drugs.
Lyttelton locals forced out of their homes after they were red-zoned should be compensated now the decision has been reversed, their neighbour says.
Woman accused of killing husband nicknamed 'black widow' for questions about poison.
Police are stalling releasing a report about "issues" at Chch station where corrupt police officer worked.
OPINION: There may be more than one way to skin a cat but the same doesn't seem to be true of right-wing politics in New Zealand over recent years.
The size of the longfin eel population is highly uncertain, but has probably been substantially reduced, international panel says.
John Key leads New Zealanders in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling him an inspirational leader.
A "strong" earthquake of magnitude 4.7 quake has hit the lower North Island and upper South, rattling buildings in downtown Wellington.
Six people have been arrested after a two-day sting targeting a Manawatu methamphetamine supply ring.
The nine-year jail term imposed on a man who attacked a builder has been upheld on appeal.
Sunscreens available at the supermarket offer better protection than more expensive brands.
The cameraman at the centre of the so-called Teapot Tapes controversy is suing the prime minister.
Admin error blamed for taxpayer cash being used to pay Labour Party staff member during a by-election campaign.
Nelson Mandela charmed New Zealanders with his mana, smile and messages of thanks during his only visit here as President of South Africa.
The Government will respond in the New Year to recommendations from a parliamentary committee to introduce tougher bail after a campaign for a ''Christie's Law''.
A safety scare meant a Jetstar plane with 160 people on board had to return to Wellington shortly after takeoff today.
A woman is dead after the car she was driving hit a truck believed to be carrying a house.
Foot passengers won't be able to get on the Aratere's replacement when it enters service.
Children of lucky Instant Kiwi fan will get a huge Christmas surprise when they look in their stockings this year.
Woman who died while aqua-jogging at Wellington pool was "happy and smiling" mother of three.
Road workers upset local Maori by eating at a wahi tapu site where historical human remains lay.
Rotten food, injuries and rat infestations are revealed in a shocking audit of a care provider.
Man admits attacking pigs with a steel mallet, and driving over one's head on a quad bike.
Mayor pursuing plan for a memorial at CTV building site despite the earthquake recovery minister already ruling it out.
Tagalog is the fastest-growing language in Canterbury, new census data reveals.
They thought their homes were safe. Instead, they're in a red zone nightmare.
The man behind a cold-blooded execution in 2010 has been refused the right to appeal his conviction.
The alcohol industry could stamp out online underage sales overnight by adopting a Department of Internal Affairs initiative.
Barrister slates this country's new synthetic cannabis laws.
A mother who hit her 6-year-old daughter on the head when she swore at her says a judge was right to convict her of assault.
Labour is poised to choose the grandson of former MPs and a descendant of the Ratana movement founder to stand in the Te Tai Hauauru seat.