Civil Defence in Northland is warning farmers and residents to brace for a battering of heavy rain over the next two days, with up to 180 millimetres of rain expected.
Police hold grave concerns for a tourist who has not been seen for a week. Kwei Ying Wong, a Hong Kong national, was last seen at her hotel in Queenstown.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council has advanced $3.1 million to the company managing the resource-consent phase of the Ruataniwha Dam project.
A Morrinsville farming company has been fined nearly $50,000 for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into farm drains that flow into a tributary of the Piako River.
WorkSafe New Zealand is requesting an urgent meeting with Lyttelton Port's management to discuss health and safety concerns after the third workplace death in the past year. (AUDIO)
One man has died following a motorcycle crash in Tararua district in the early hours of this morning.
Christchurch ratepayers landed with a 7.5 percent increase are likely to face more pain as changes to what the city council can charge property developers leave a $32 million shortfall.
People living opposite Wingatui racecourse say its subdivision will wreck their views with a row of "beige McMansions". The racing club wants funds to become a training centre.
The Government is being called on to help after Auckland Council's draft budget proposed delaying major transport projects such as the north-western busway. (AUDIO)
Two imates who between them attacked a Waikato prison guard with a metal pole, and used chairs to smash windows have each been sentenced to at least two years in prison.
A three-day disciplinary hearing into the conduct of an Earthquake Commission engineer has finished and a decision will be released in about six weeks.
A long tradition of whitebaiting on Westport wharf has ended after Buller District council faced the threat of legal action over possible accidents at whitebaiting stations.
Police, who were tipped off by a member of the public have arrested two men, aged 18 and 41, on burglary charges and seized a car after 400 stolen avocados were found in a garage.
Convicted murderer Daniella Bowman is back behind bars after admitting breaking a curfew imposed when she was paroled, smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol.
Aucklanders face higher rates rises over the next decade, and a stark choice about having to pay extra if they want all of the city's major transport projects delivered. (AUDIO)
The company that runs the Rotorua luge is updating its emergency procedures and possibly re-aligning the track after an accident that broke a man's leg. (AUDIO)
A homeowner giving evidence against an Earthquake Commission engineer says her house in Lyttelton was deemed to be safe when it was not.
The Christchurch City Council has agreed to contribute $900,000 to the repair and upgrade of a severely damaged historic 1930s apartment block.