Auckland's rescue helicopter trust is accusing an Auckland Council board of making funding decisions that are influenced by gifts it receives.
Police say searching the coast at the top of the South Island for a missing sailor is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
A new measles alert has been issued by Auckland health officials, who say an infectious person was on a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Auckland last week.
Nelson's mayor says the cost of strengthening the city's main entertainment venue could run to more than $27 million.
Wellington residents are being warned to be wary of an offer to dodge a sharp rise in electricity prices. A commentator says power companies may be anticipating a change of government.
The search for a German tramper missing in the Nelson Lakes area has been called off unless new information comes forward.
Police are working to identify two men after a woman was mugged at gunpoint in central Wellington on Monday and a jewellery store was robbed.
Police say they are investigating the discovery of a human skull on Nelson's shoreline.
A controversial hotel on Dunedin's waterfront is a step closer to becoming reality. The Dunedin City Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with the developers.
A man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for assaulting a police officer at Kawhia and his father says a complaint over how police handled the case is being referred to the Independent Police Conduct Authority.
Police have released security camera images of a man they are seeking in relation to assaults on two sex workers in Christchurch last week.
Police are investigating a suspicious fire that tore through vegetation on Cecil Peak, near Queenstown, on Sunday night. Two helicopters are still at the site of the fire.
Police investigating two assaults on sex workers in Christchurch on Friday morning say they're no closer to catching the attacker.
The Wellington City Council says an upmarket apartment thought to have been used as a drug-making laboratory will have to be put through rigorous health tests before it can be rented again.
An Auckland couple who let farm animals starve to death has been banned from owning animals for 10 years and given community detention.
Dunedin's historic Bell tea factory will close its doors in April after 90 years of operation in the city.
A Ukrainian crew member has been winched off a fishing vessel near Farewell Spit at the top of the South Island.
Whanganui police have named a man who died after being hit by a truck on State Highway 3 near Turakina.
Conservation authorities in Hawke's Bay are battling to contain an infestation of large aphids that are chewing through willow trees and jeopardising riverside flood protection measures.
The first valuation of property in Christchurch since the earthquakes shows that residential property values have risen by 16 percent since 2007.
A forensic scientist says the discovery of a 'P'-lab in a luxury apartment in central Wellington is unusual, but not unprecedented.
A man has died after being injured in a jetboat crash near Haast. He has been named as Roualeyn Munro, 62, of Otematata.
A suburban Christchurch dairy owner is being told there is no longer room for him at a local shopping centre.
Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker hopes the council can decide whether to put fluoride back into the city's water supply at its next meeting.
The University of Canterbury says first-year student numbers are continuing to grow, although the total number of enrolments is slightly down on 2013.
Police are investigating the discovery of a human skull and bones on Nelson's shoreline.
Marlborough has experienced an influx of Mongrel Mob members in recent times - and residents are not happy about it.
A building had to be evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after a restaurant oven caught fire in central Wellington.
The chair of the Canterbury Regional Council says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority should continue to have a major role in the rebuild beyond April 2016, when its governing legislation expires.
Trans Tasman Resources has outlined positive impacts it says its offshore ironsands project will have on the economy on the opening day of its consent hearing.
The leader of a Tuhoe hapu has described as obscene the spending of millions of dollars on the iwi's new headquarters when people in his hapu are struggling to make ends meet.
A Christchurch man injured in an assault in the suburb of New Brighton more than a week ago has died.
Tasman district police say a man who was rescued after getting stuck in a cave near Mt Arthur is cold and wet, but otherwise unharmed.
Three investigations are under way into the death of a 68-year-old taking part in a vintage car racing event at Hampton Downs in north Waikato on Saturday.