Regional headlines with summaries.
A person has been hit by a train in Auckland, the second to be struck today.
Preliminary findings on last year's Whanganui floods have found the city may have to reconsider its flood protection systems.
More than 200 new archaeological sites have been uncovered as part of the new expressway being built on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington. (VIDEO)
Wellington Regional Council is requesting more information from Wellington Airport on its runway proposal.
A less-than-Holy spat has erupted between the Christchurch Hare Krishna Centre and what it says is a "rogue group" operating in Motueka, near Nelson. (AUDIO)
Kaipara people will be able to elect their own council in October for the first time in four years, the government's confirmed.
The airline has abandoned a plan to scrap early morning flights out of Whangarei, after protest from politicians and business people.
It will be at least another four years before Wellington Town Hall reopens its doors.
There is only a small chance the volcano that is now Lake Taupo will erupt, but researchers are planning for a worst case scenario in case it does. (COMMENTS)
Air New Zealand is pulling out of Whanganui and is axing flights from Blenheim to Christchurch.
Outdoor clothing store Kathmandu is defending itself after photos were published online appearing to show staff at one of its stores slashing items and throwing them out.
Two men will appear in court in Auckland tomorrow following an assault on a police dog handler in Otahuhu.
A 24-hour 'piano theatre' fundraising concert involving more than 500 performers is taking place in Nelson.
The Court of Appeal has heard Forest & Bird's appeal against the High Court approval of the downgrade of conservation land for Hawke's Bay's controversial Ruataniwha Dam.
A group opposed to plans for a highway connecting State Highway 6 through Nelson city has laid a formal complaint over the consultation process.
A steady stream of people have arrived at an Auckland marae looking for help since it opened its doors to the homeless yesterday. (AUDIO)
A third case of measles has been confirmed in Nelson.
A young girl is being hailed as a hero after she raised the alarm when a fire broke out in a sleepout in the Bay of Plenty.
A police dog handler was attacked and knocked unconscious during what police say was a routine stop of a car in South Auckland.
The widow of the truck driver involved in a crash in which three people died says he was her rock, her provider, protector and best friend. (AUDIO)