Regional headlines with summaries.
The sister of a woman killed while removing metal barriers from SH3 18 months ago is relieved by the defendants' guilty pleas and applauds the restorative justice process.
A massive police hunt continues today in Palmerston North for the man who snatched a five-year-old girl off the street yesterday morning as she walked to school. (VIDEO)
A driver who crashed during a police pursuit in West Auckland this morning is a banned driver who was in breach of his bail conditions, police say. (AUDIO)
Christchurch residents could get some reprieve if a proposed smaller rates increase gets voted through the annual plan process.
Police are continuing to look for a white Nissan Maxima they believe was used in the kidnapping of a five-year-old girl in Palmerston North.
An Auckland woman has been freed by fire crews after being trapped in an elevator for 14 hours.
A 36-year-old Christchurch man has been arrested after a man died in an assault on the river bank in Woolston last night.
The police have launched a homicide inquiry following the death of a 50-year-old woman in Hamilton.
The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust is making clear the sale of a piece of prime Wellington waterfront land is not dead yet, despite it failing to win enough votes in a special referendum.
Workers at Auckland's largest bus company are threatening to strike next Friday, potentially affecting tens of thousands of commuters.
Two people are dead and several are seriously injured after a head on collision on State Highway 3 south of Whanganui this morning
Auckland Council hosted a version of speed dating - for dogs that need a home - at Victoria Park today. (VIDEO)
Christchurch councillor Jamie Gough has apologised for another drunken incident and says he will seek professional help.
The man who pulled a five-year-old girl into a car in Palmerston North was not known to her, police say. (VIDEO, AUDIO)
About 500 competitors from around the world are biking, kayaking and running 243km across the South Island. Follow the action LIVE here.
Eight fire crews battled a blaze at a McDonalds restaurant in the Upper Hutt suburb of Silverstream.
Three Taranaki men have admitted causing the death of a Hawera woman killed while clearing metal barriers from SH3 18 months ago.
A kiwi chick has been delivered to its new home in a chilly bin after hatching in a car in Taranaki. (AUDIO)
Firefighters are monitoring hotspots after a massive blaze at an industrial complex in Hawera.
Police in Palmerston North are addressing the media on the incident this morning in which a five-year-old girl went missing. Watch it LIVE here: (VIDEO)