Regional headlines with summaries.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has spent more than $75 million on Christchurch's convention centre but key details remain unknown. (COMMENTS)
The Earthquake Commission has received more than 23,000 complaints about its Canterbury home repair programme since the September 2010 earthquake.
The Canterbury Rugby Union says it is committed to tracking down those who racially taunted a Fijian rugby player on Sunday.
Calls have been made for urgent protection of fragile marine areas, which are rapidly disappearing. (COMMENTS)
Witch doctors are using "evil things to do evil acts" to vulnerable people, an Indian community leader says. (COMMENTS)
A Dunedin academic says elected district health boards do not necessarily produce the best outcomes for the health system.
Police say their investigation into half a million dollars of methamphetamine seized over the weekend is ongoing. (AUDIO)
A 74-year-old man who died after having gallbladder surgery may not have needed the operation in the first place, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found.
A Chinese tourist driver jailed for killing a five-year-old Oamaru girl in a crash has appealed against his sentence.
A man is in a serious condition after being crushed by a tractor in eastern Bay of Plenty, the Fire Service says.
A Wellington meatworks is defending a charge relating to an arm injury suffered by a cleaner.
Rangimaria Christine White died in the back of an ambulance after an alleged hit-and-run on the weekend.
A man has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after an accident at the entrance to the Pike River mine site, on the West Coast.
The Fire Service and the Salvation Army have backed Housing New Zealand's decision not to reinstall a fire escape ladder at a Dunedin home, despite protest from its tenant. (COMMENTS)
Health officials are urging people on the West Coast to get vaccinated after a sharp rise in influenza cases.
A 27-year-old Nelson man has denied a murder charge following the death of a man at a boarding house in the city earlier this month.
While Wellingtonians have been celebrating 150 years since becoming the capital, many Aucklanders are unaware of the status torn from them in 1865. Is it time to take it back? (COMMENTS)
An Auckland Pacific community leader says he's pleased the Pasifika Festival will return to the heart of the city but the Auckland Council is shutting pacific people out of its governance.
Police in Opotiki are investigating the death of a teenager who appears to have been hit by a car.
The Waikato District Health Board says it is very sorry and concerned that a man apparently using someone else's medical qualifications was able to treat patients.