The band of wild wet weather sweeping down the country is leaving a trail of fallen trees, flooding and power cuts in its wake.
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The mother of a teenager who died after a school fight last year has been discharged without conviction after admitting shooting her husband with an air rifle.
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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.
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David Bain campaigner Joe Karam has been awarded $535,000 in a defamation case described as a full-scale assault against him.
People who lost possessions in the Kiwi Self Storage fire in Wellington at the beginning of April are considering legal action against the company.
Aaron Rhys McDonald has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of Christchurch community worker Amy Farrall and attacks on two backpackers on the West Coast while on parole.
A senior law lecturer says the police collection of DNA is valuable but she is raising questions about how wide such collections should go.
The group behind a successful court ruling against ACC is taking its wider concerns about how the corporation operates to the United Nations.
Sir Owen Woodhouse, who first recommended a no-fault accident compensation scheme for New Zealand, has died at the age of 97. He chaired the Royal Commission on Accident Compensation in the 1960s.
Finance Minister Bill English is promoting the Budget as one which will create more jobs and lift wages. But the Greens say so far under National, wages haven't kept pace with inflation and low and middle income families are worse off.
Agricultural chemicals company Nufarm is closing its factory at Otahuhu in South Auckland with the loss of up to 59 jobs. Production will be transferred to its plant in Victoria in Australia.
New Zealand could produce far more renewable electricity than it does, energy experts at a conference in Wellington have been told.
A former police prosecutor who dealt drugs on his lunch break has been struck off as a lawyer.
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.
The Privacy Commissioner says he does not think it is acceptable for employers to be able to trawl through people's ACC files.
The Human Rights Commission has received five complaints in the past two years about Accident Compensation Corporation files sent to prospective employers.
The Treasury knew South Canterbury Finance was in trouble but extended a Crown guarantee anyway, the High Court has been told.
New Zealand Post has warned the Government its mail volume is falling faster than it anticipated last year when it negotiated a new deed of settlement.
A farmer in central Hawke's Bay says locals are excited the Ruataniwha dam has been given resource consents and he's confident more farmers will now be looking to sign up to take water.
The Treasury should have carried out far more due diligence on South Canterbury Finance before it was approved for the Crown's Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme, the High Court has been told.
Police are seeking to extend restraining orders on property belonging to internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.
The Accident Compensation Corporation admits it may owe people thousands of dollars for cutting their compensation when they refused to sign a privacy waiver that courts have ruled unlawful.
A colourful lunar eclipse known as a blood moon was visible in New Zealand on Tuesday night, the first of four eclipses between now and the end of the year.
A police officer has been hospitalised with a laceration to the back of his head following a mass brawl in Auckland.
Kim Dotcom could get access to his confiscated assets within a fortnight after a court decided not to extend the seizure order.
Prime Minister John Key has confirmed that a New Zealand man was killed during a counter-terrorism drone attack in Yemen, along with others including al Qaeda operatives last year.
Internet businessman Kim Dotcom has won access to confiscated assets after a court rejected the Crown's bid for an extension.They include luxury cars, a giant TV, jewellery and art.
A national campaign is being launched to encourage New Zealanders to decide how they want to be cared for at the end of their lives.
The body representing the technology sector says an online recruitment fair to attract foreign workers will help alleviate the skills shortage blighting the sector.
Two weeks of trapping have not found any evidence that the Queensland fruit fly is breeding in Whangarei, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.
More than a quarter of New Zealand's population was born overseas according to the latest figures from the 2013 census.
A Board of Inquiry into the Ruataniwha Dam in Hawke's Bay has granted resource consents for the $600 million project, but the regional council says it's yet to be determined whether the dam is still viable.
The rights of freedom campers to park anywhere on the Coromandel Peninsular is being argued in the High Court in Hamilton.