Christchurch on edge as residents told to evacuate if they can do so safely, with high tide expected to cause further flooding.
Gang tension is believed to be be behind the arrest of a man carrying a loaded shotgun in Masterton.
It was a race against time and the tide as floods threatened the small Southland community of Kaitangata.
The Heathcote River has burst its banks and flooded southern parts of the city.
More than $8 million has been spent fixing damaged police cars in the past three years.
"She was assaulted from behind without warning, while approaching her own car, in her own driveway."
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Getting home after being stuck in traffic near floodwaters for two and a half hours, Nicole Bradley, 9, was so relieved she kissed the floor.
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Flooded residents near the Heathcote river in Christchurch are being evacuated in boats because the current too strong to evacuate on foot.
The kitchen sink is brimming with water, the toilet nearly overflowing – and unflushable – and residents around Christchurch's burst Heathcote River are surrounded.
Reports of farmers stranded after storm damages culverts, creeks and fences.
Roads have turned into rivers as a huge winter storm hits the South Island.
Julie Everson was sitting in her living room as fierce rain belted her home when she heard an "almighty crash".
Contractors working to clear State Highway 1 north of Turangi after a truck rolls.
Flooding has hit many parts of the country, with towns cut off and states of emergencies declared.
Wellington has missed the worst of the weather, but there have still been slips and heavy rain.
Police are only given drug and alcohol testing if they fire a gun during an incident.
Snow is still falling in the Mackenzie after a dumping overnight.
A bit of Huntly history dating to the 1880s is gone forever after its owner bulldozed it.
A water main burst and ambulances were being diverted away from North Shore Hospital.
SH1 affected by a slip north of Auckland, causing major delays.
A state of emergency has been declared in Selwyn's Springs Ward on Saturday morning.
If it hadn't been raining, Daniel Bindner might not have crawled into a cardboard recycling cage.
A group of nine drunk people suffering from hypothermia had to be rescued from rising flood waters overnight.
A major slip is threatening houses in the Dunedin suburb of St Clair.
A baby has been born in the toilets of an Auckland mall and rushed to hospital with its mum, in critical condition.
Art enthusiast says her brush with a philanthropic artist paints him in a new light.
Police are investigating a report that a car was taken at gunpoint on Friday night.
There is no access to the town of Milton and there have been evacuations in Waitahuna and Lawrence.
Violent criminal with 20-year rap sheet deported from Australia, despite not having lived in NZ since he was 6.
Man taken to hospital following a serious crash in the Waikato.
A jury has been unable to determine whether a former church youth group leader raped two underage girls.
Two gang members with separate lives talk about their similar roads to recovery.
One person has died in an accident early on Saturday morning south of Whangarei.
Statesman, scholar, lawyer - Sir Apirana Ngata is considered our greatest Maori.
A heated week in politics, despite the House being in recess.
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More than 200 homes evacuated in the early hours as river levels continue to rise "significantly" amid states of emergency.
A heavily pregnant Canterbury woman's unborn child has died after a head-on car crash.
Canterbury and Otago have been pounded by one of the heaviest downpours on record.
Storms cause several major faults as trees fall on to power lines.
Auckland Transport refuses to run ad at bus stops criticising Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's approach to mental health.
Opposition MPs call for urgent action to fix the "disgusting" mental health facilities stranded at Princess Margaret Hospital.
There were no major injuries caused.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested and is due to appear in court on a charge of attempted murder.
When it really rains on these Christchurch streets, properties flood. And one resident says she's tired of council dilly-dallying.
An alcohol sting on the Titahi Bay RSA was excessive, and could have shut the club permanently, he says.