Shellfish growers could soon be able to use cheap technology, similar to a home pregnancy test, to determine whether algal toxins are reaching dangerous levels.
Police say they are disappointed the Labour Weekend road toll is already at two deaths and are calling on motorists to reduce speed and drive to the conditions.
Export New Zealand says this country's economy is unlikely to suffer because of Ebola, despite Fonterra's estimate that it could lose $150 million in sales in West Africa.
Around 200 members of New Zealand's Kurdish community have rallied in downtown Auckland, demanding more support for those fighting against Islamic State.
The holiday weekend road toll stands at two after a crash involving a car and a truck in Waikato. The accident happened on State Highway One south of Lichfield.
Karoline Tamati, otherwise known as Ladi6, might be able to pack out venues here, but she admits winning crowds over on her recent US tour was a challenge. (VIDEO)
The former Malaysian diplomat accused of attacking a Wellington woman five months ago appeared in court on Saturday after returning to New Zealand.
An Air New Zealand flight on its way to Hawaii was forced to return to Auckland because of a suspected fault. The pilots burned off excess fuel before landing safely.
Greenpeace claims an application to survey a huge area of seabed off the Otago coast is a sign of an industry in its sunset phase. The area is about the size of New Zealand.
The lawyer acting for some of the Pike River families says they are concerned Solid Energy has already made up its mind not to try to re-enter the mine.
Federated Farmers is urging Trade Minister Tim Groser to insist on the elimination of agricultural tariffs at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks this weekend.
Pike River timeline of events - key moments in the mine tragedy
A criminal defence lawyer has issued a warning about arming police following a unanimous vote and call by Police Association members for sworn officers to start carrying guns. (AUDIO)
The Medical Council has written to all district health boards saying it expects most doctors to be ready and willing to care for a patient with Ebola if required. (AUDIO)
A fatal crash just moments into the holiday road period is a terrible start to Labour Weekend, police say. One person has died after a car collided with a truck at Dairy Flat north of Auckland.
Wellington businessman Terry Serepisos has been discharged from bankruptcy. He was declared in September 2011 and lost ownership of the Phoenix football team.
Japan will be the first Asian team in the Super Rugby competition. It has beaten out Singapore to be the 18th team in the competition when it expands for the 2016 season.
Two people have been arrested in connection with an alleged Meridian scam that has targeted elderly residents in Christchurch.