Police are appealing for witnesses after a tourist was pulled over and punched in the face on the West Coast.
New Plymouth is to spend about $80,000 to conduct a poll over whether Maori should have an automatic right to a council seat.
Wellington residents and businesses can look forward to cheaper power this winter, with the region's electricity lines company reducing its charges.
A Japanese tourist whose rental car collided with a truck and trailer near Christchurch Airport remains in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital this evening.
Wairarapa mayors and farmers are asking the Ministry for Primary Industries to declare a localised drought, the first stage of a formal state of drought declaration.
Police have named the French driver killed in Bay of Plenty yesterday after swerving to avoid an object that fell from a truck.
A prestigious Christchurch high school is seeking $300,000 of public donations to repair its earthquake-damaged war memorial.
The Ministry of Education's intervention is needed to help resolve the contentious issue a Canterbury school has over a piece of farmland, an ex-board member says.
One of Auckland's most popular beaches will be off-limits to swimmers after a bacteria scare.
Worksafe has laid a charge in relation to the death of a worker at Lyttelton Port last year.
A Northland man has been given a life sentence for the murder of his partner, Barbara Ann Moka.
Police say there is nothing to suggest the fire at the Westfield West City mall at Henderson this morning was anything more than a vehicle fire. (AUDIO)
The Ministry for Primary Industries says an eighth Queensland fruit fly has been found in Auckland.
A group of Wellingtonians has formed a group resisting the amalgamation of Wellington's councils.
Four people, reported to be Chinese tourists, have escaped without serious injury after their rental car went into the Whataroa River on the West Coast.
A Malaysian man missing, presumed drowned, at Tolaga Bay on the East Coast has been named as Kuan Loon Loh.
A German tourist who ran a stop sign in Christchurch has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a Canterbury woman.
The Wellington Regional Council says a key water treatment system is just days away from closing if there is no rain.
Police have named the two people who are the subject of a homicide inquiry in Whangarei.
The country's biggest local body, the Auckland Council has made a half-year surplus of $638 million.