Regional headlines with summaries.
A gang brawl inside Tokoroa District Court on Tuesday forced staff and the judge to lock themselves in a safe area of the court.
A Danish man has been convicted and fined $10,000 for killing a protected duck, while sighting his rifle on a hunting trip. (AUDIO)
Drones over a certain weight should have to be registered and large drones should operate under the same rules as other aircraft, the pilot's association says.
Hawke's Bay regional councillors are in dispute with council officials, who they say are witholding information over the failure of Waihi Dam.
Police have seized drugs, ammunition and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash in a major investigation into organised crime in Auckland.
The Anglican church is justifying its decision to stand down a senior priest over two affairs he had 25 years ago.
New crime statistics show someone is assaulted, sexually assaulted or robbed every day in the western part of Auckland's CBD.
A tourist who caused a fatal crash that killed two women - one of whom was pregnant - is suffering from a brain tumour, a court has been told.
New Plymouth councillor Richard Handley is the first person to put their hand up to replace mayor Andrew Judd who says he will not seek a second term. (COMMENTS)
Locals in an East Coast community have reduced child maltreatment by tackling the problem themselves, rather than waiting for outsiders to come and help. (AUDIO)
A police pursuit has ended up on the wrong side of an Auckland motorway for the second time this week, with a car full of teens throwing bottles at police overnight.
Porirua is turning to clean-up mode after torrential rain earlier today flooded roads and houses and forced schools to close. (VIDEO, AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Legal action has begun against three construction companies over extensive pinhole leaks in Wellington Regional Hospital's pipes.
Auckland motorists are being told not to pay window washers or get out of their cars if approached, after a man was struck over the head with a cleaning brush.
A man is in a critical condition after a car slammed into several parked vehicles before rolling into a house in south-east Auckland.
Compensation is off the cards for houses rebuilt using an incorrect council flood level assessment, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel says.
The first stage of Ngāi Tahu's $85 million King Edward Barracks development in Christchurch was marked today with a concrete pour to complete the top floor.
Police who crushed the hand of a man being arrested outside a Hamilton nightclub last year have been cleared by the Independent Police Conduct Authority.
The Department of Conservation has made more than $1 million by harvesting native timber blown over by a cyclone on the West Coast.
Residents on a winding road near Whangarei are calling for a lower speed limit for logging trucks after two rolled on the same bend. (VIDEO)