Latest Bulletin: 3 pm Thursday 17 April
The storm that has buffeted Northland and Auckland is now hitting other parts of the country, with hundreds of emergency calls made, homes damaged and power out in several areas.
Updated 18 minutes ago
Shares in Genesis Energy jumped 17 percent to $1.81 in their first period of trading on Thursday. Analysts had been expecting this as there was huge demand.
Updated 44 minutes ago
The estranged husband of slain Wellington woman Mei Fan has entered no plea on being charged with her murder.
Updated 13 minutes ago
Fonterra dairy products at the centre of last year's botulism scare are still banned from entering China, but farmers have been kept in the dark.
Updated 42 minutes ago
The mother of a teenager who died after a school fight last year has been discharged without conviction for shooting her husband with an air rifle.
The owners of four dogs that viciously mauled a seven-year-old girl in Murupara near Rotorua have appeared in court charged with owning dogs that caused serious injury.
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies says the American drone strike programme to prevent terrorism is ineffective and serves only to fuel Muslim militancy.
A man who preyed on vulnerable South Auckland families in a property scam has been told to report to the High Court to start serving his prison sentence.
A police officer has been hospitalised with a laceration to the back of his head following a mass brawl in Auckland.
David Bain campaigner Joe Karam hopes his victory in a defamation case will lead to mainstream media being more careful about the way they use social media sources.
Royal Tour 2014 News
Thousands of people braved a wet Wellington day to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the final appearances of their New Zealand tour.
ROYAL TOUR 2014: The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire to rebuild the earthquake-hit city.
ROYAL TOUR 2014: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by enthusiastic well-wishers and played cricket during their tour of Christchurch on Monday morning.
Prime Minister John Key has announced the people of Christchurch and Kaiapoi will have a say on what happens to red zone residential land.
A mudslide in Wellington forced occupants from two properties in Oriental Bay on Wednesday night.
Police in North Otago say the death of a woman at a rural property is believed to be connected to a fatal road crash early Thursday.
Updated 35 minutes ago
Teams of divers are searching the upturned hull of a sunken South Korean ferry as families of nearly 300 people missing desperately wait for news.
Pro-Russian groups have consolidated their control of government buildings in several cities in eastern Ukraine as NATO reinforces its military presence in the region.
The Pakistani Taliban has refused to extend a ceasefire which it declared last month to facilitate peace talks with the Pakistani government.
Parliament has passed Treaty of Waitangi legislation that lays down conditions for the use of the Ka Mate haka performed by the All Blacks.
The Labour Party has unveiled its manufacturing policy saying tax deferrals should be given to manufacturing companies that invest in new technology.
Updated 3 minutes ago
The Electoral Commission has finalised the electoral boundaries for the next two general elections.
Te Manu Korihi News
A Maori charter school in Northland has had another setback, this one the resignation of its business director.
Fewer than half of all Ngapuhi hapu have chosen to support the tribe's Treaty settlement process - by nominating people to direct it.
A collective of tribal leaders has failed to convince the Government to boost the price of carbon credits.
The number of job advertisements has risen for the third month in a row which bodes well for unemployment figures.
Meat processor and exporter Alliance Group has commissioned the second stage of its $25 million rendering plant at Lorneville near Invercargill.
The Bank of New Zealand has appointed Anthony Healy as its new chief executive.
There is growing disquiet among Hawke's Bay regional councillors the Board of Inquiry's decision on Tuesday to approve resource consents for the Ruataniwha Dam.
Updated about 1 hour ago
More than 300 hunters from around the country are getting ready for the 24th annual Easter Bunny Hunt in Central Otago but numbers will be down this year.
Updated about 1 hour ago
AgResearch's innovation science hubs are a step closer with the appointment of a company to manage the campus relocation plans.