National headlines with summaries.
The Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 10-year-old Waikanae boy.
An American tourist whose careless driving killed two Northland women, one of whom was pregnant, will pay $24,000 to the victims' families.
Young Sikhs are trying to dispel the mystery surrounding their culture by inviting Aucklanders to share it with them.
Metservice says parts of Waikato will be hit by what's expected to be the last of today's wild weather.
OPINION: 4WD enthusiast Mark Wilson explains why people might find themselves stranded in the backcountry, as happened to a group of 38 last weekend.
A scam targeting tradespeople and their customers has robbed two people of close to $20,000.
Depending on your outlook, the Budget either delivered for the environment, or was woeful, writes Kate Gudsell.
The government may force builders to offer guarantees of their work, but a leading construction figure says it could drive them out of an already slim industry.
The Salvation Army has dipped into its reserves to help people who were turned down by Work and Income pay for rental housing bonds.
Emojis are used in electronic messages all over the world, but a new range of 'emotiki' will give the concept a distinctly Māori flavour.
The family of a woman murdered during a shooting at the Ashburton Work and Income office say the death tore them apart.
MetService is warning of torrential rain, gales and snow for parts of the country overnight and into tomorrow as a severe storm strengthens across the Tasman Sea.
Changes to the ETS in the Budget could cost households up to $40 a year, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says.
Universities and polytechnics have got little help from this year's Budget, says theTertiary Education Union, and student unions say it does nothing to help struggling students.
The government has put on hold the sale of hundreds of Housing New Zealand homes in Invercargill after the only group to submit a proposal pulled out.
Parents who already struggle to pay school donations could be hit by a funding freeze on schools' operational costs, education representative say. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
A commitment to national bowel cancer screening is welcome but the age restriction risks "continued unnecessary deaths", a lobby group says.
Fonterra is facing an angry backlash from devastated Australian farmers, who say Fonterra is cutting their payments to help New Zealand farmers.
OPINION: It's a shame the government doesn't have the courage to stare down property speculators, writes tax expert Deborah Russell. (COMMENTS)
Schools will not know which students are attracting funding targeted to children of beneficiaries, and they don't need to, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. (COMMENTS)