He used a handsaw to steal from the donation box he was guarding, then taped it back up.
Auckland Zoo's tiger Jaka gets his sore paw looked at.
A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.
The man died following a one-car crash in Waiuku.
Corrections have made procedural changes after a prisoner at Mt Eden prison overdosed on stockpiled medication.
Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.
Mayor adamant Ashburton has no gang problem despite Mongrel Mob and Black Power clash with baseball bats, an axe and sticks.
The tracks of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail will be completed, with a $935,000 cash injection from the government confirmed.
The Government is removing a testing regime for hazardous substances that leaves rabbits with irritated eyes.
The price of fuel may be falling, but margins have more than doubled in the last four years.
Campervan ends up in a paddock after fatal collision.
After a week of politics, who's up and who's down?
Caregivers must keep vigilant to curb the growing number of infants suffering sudden deaths.
Three people are dead following road crashes in Auckland, Hamilton and Southland.
Hikers up to Mt Ruapehu's crater lake are being warned of small geyser-like eruptions.
A woman woke up to a horrific surprise in her bedroom at Paraparaumu Beach.
A construction worker who fell five storeys down an elevator shaft is now in a "serious but stable" condition
A man has died after his car mounted a curb, hit a wall and then crashed into a signpost in Hamilton.
The people of Bay of Plenty's Waiotahi may not have noticed a difference, but on Thursday their town's name changed to Waiotahe.
A StudyLink worker stole student financial support payments to fund his gambling addiction.
Showers on the way, despite a fine Friday.
The cleanup of the Rena wreck in the Bay of Plenty has cost hundreds of millions of dollars but long-term environmental damage is slight, scientists say.
Is the little collectables craze harmless family fun, or ethically questionable marketing?
One person has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a house fire.
As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.
Controversial health and safety legislation, which does does not classify farms as high risk, has passed in Parliament.
Porirua council says cars must be washed only on grass. But what if you don't have any?
With 1 in 10 continuing to consume alcohol throughout pregnancy.
An Invercargill man may face charges after four of his dogs mauled a neighbours' cat to death as a family watched on in terror.
A surreal exchange took place in court between a community magistrate and a man who refused to confirm his identity.
A Hari Hari school left $60,000 out of pocket by Cyclone Ita damage has now been damaged by fire.
Young woman killed in a car crash near Mt Cook had "just started her life", sister says.
SkyCity's consent application to build the Auckland convention centre is heard today.
Protesters have interrupted Prime Minister John Key's visit to Dunedin.
A 58-year-old Oamaru mechanic dies after truck deck came down on him.
More people refused surgery assessment in Canterbury than any other district health board.
Teen on trial for the murder of Luke Tipene murder told a friend after the stabbing that he'd "messed up", court hears.
A Taranaki mother who has endured years of sleepless nights fearing her teenage daughter was taking her own life is calling for abortion law changes.
Kilbirnie's century-old bus depot is going to be torn down.
Disabled man and mum get house after two months in caravan and five months on HNZ waiting list.
A row over secret courts rumbles on - with the Law Society refusing to back down on fears over new health and safety laws.
Council staff are "upset" and "shocked" by news they stand to lose their jobs under major restructure.
A ministerial inquiry has been launched into the finances of a Far North Maori trust
A Hamilton dairy owner was 'brave' in his attempts to wrestle a rifle wielding robber.
OPINION: The middle of the commemoration of World War 1 is not the time to discuss changing our nation's flag.
The Ministry of Primary Industries is being slammed for relaxed quarantine measures in the wake of two maize spillages.
Police have arrested a man after an incident in central Palmerston North.
The woman killed in a crash near Mt Cook on Monday was Rebecca Louise Townshend, 18.
Senior detective criticises "substandard" police report into drug overdose death at Otago prison.
About 200 to 300 litres of synthetic drilling mud is being removed from a Taranaki stormwater system after a spill on Wednesday.