Regional headlines with summaries.
Dozens of fire-fighters will continue to battle a large forest fire in the Waikakaho Valley near Blenheim this morning.
After two hours, firefighters have got a fire at house south of Whangarei under control, but a person remains unaccounted for.
The leaders of Dunedin's Gigatown project say it is like an iceberg which will soon emerge, after a slow first year.
The Southern District Health Board has been put on notice by the Medical Council because it is failing to properly train new doctors at its hospitals. (AUDIO)
Christchurch's Redcliffs Primary School looks set to be closed down due to an ongoing risk from rockfall. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Two members of the public - including an American tourist - braved treacherous waters on Auckland's west coast to help rescue two young women. (AUDIO)
Hundreds of people and buses were disrupted in central Wellington after a suspicious package was found on Lambton Quay. (VIDEO)
Hundreds, if not thousands, of artworks have gone up in flames at a Takaka artist's house. (AUDIO)
The Christchurch mayor and deputy mayor have delivered a hard-hitting submission to a select committee hearing on the Environment Canterbury Bill. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
A man has died in an industrial accident at a freight company site in Auckland.
A Motueka firewood firm has been ordered to pay more than $60,000 to a worker who lost most of his hand in an accident earlier this year.
A black market shellfish ring has been busted in Bay of Plenty, the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) says.
Court documents reveal that a man stabbed two extended family members, one in the back and the other fatally, after a row over music at a party in south Auckland.
Wellington Airport is highlighting a new report which says extending the city's runway could bring in an extra $2 billion over 40 years. (AUDIO)
An elderly pet dog has been the focus of evidence today in the trial of a Taranaki farm worker accused of killing his missing son. (AUDIO)
A Queenstown company is launching a tourism training college in the Bay of Islands, targeting Māori and Chinese students.
Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced it will stop flying to Queenstown, less than a month after its inaugural flight.
A search is underway near Auckland's Manukau Bar for an overdue fishing boat.
A jury has found Mei Fan's former husband Michael Preston guilty of her murder two years ago in Wellington. (AUDIO)
A restricted fire season has been introduced in Canterbury's Selwyn district as weather conditions continue to become drier.