Regional headlines with summaries.
Four people have been found dead at a house in Ashburton and emergency services are at the scene, police say. Follow our LIVE coverage here:
Fonterra has been found guilty for its role in a buttermilk stink scandal in the Taranaki town of Eltham.
The prices proposed for a major housing development in central Christchurch are unaffordable, the Labour Party says. (VIDEO)
A helicopter and 16 boats are searching for a man who fell off a cargo ship near Lyttelton Harbour this afternoon.
The Government plans to set up a new body to oversee the rebuild of Christchurch, called Regenerate Christchurch.
A person is dead after a collission between a car and a truck on State Highway One, south of Cambridge.
The chief executive of the company proposing a rocket launch pad on Canterbury's coast says it is committed to protecting the environment.
Neighbours in a West Auckland street where a man had his hand almost cut off with a machete during a brawl say the area is plagued by ongoing violence.
The state of local emergency in the Whanganui District has been lifted.
A contractor pleaded guilty to the theft of two-police issue Glock pistols when he appeared in the New Plymouth District Court this morning.
Wet wipes and "fatbergs'' are proving to be a disastrous combination for Blenheim's sewerage system, the Marlborough District Council says. (AUDIO)
A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was found in the Auckland suburb of Panmure.
A worker at Port Otago has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after his straddle carrier crashed. (AUDIO)
A judge in the District Court in Whangarei has reserved his decision in a council case against the leader of the Mangawhai rates rebellion, Bruce Rogan.
Auckland Council will cut up to 23 jobs as part of a plan to hand over some local projects and services to community groups.
A jury has found a man guilty of carrying out a series of attacks on elderly women from south Auckland to the Far North. (AUDIO)
Three men are being questioned by police after an armed offender call out on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington.
Police in Auckland are warning the public should not approach a man who has cut off his electronic tag and left his bail address in Gulf Harbour.
Auckland Rugby Union has confirmed a hearing will take place in two weeks following a brawl at a school match that put a boy in hospital.
The days of cars driving into Otago Harbour may soon be over, now the Government has backed plans to fast-track the widening of the main peninsula road.