Regional headlines with summaries.
The wrangle over a four-metre-high fence in the upmarket Wellington suburb of Roseneath has been taken to the High Court.
Top Energy said power has been fully restored to all areas of Northland that lost it yesterday.
The Canterbury town of Akaroa is celebrating 175 years since it was founded by the French at this weekend's French Festival.
Hokianga people are calling for action on the problem of raw sewage in their harbour.
Fire crews are still damping down hotspots after fires broke out in Otago and Canterbury, leaving a woman in hospital, damaging houses and destroying nine buildings.
A judge says she is alarmed a fraudster wants to continually delay her sentencing and has called on police to verify reports and letters from mental health providers.
A business owner in the Far North is fuming after a fault cut power to most of the district for several hours today. (AUDIO)
Six people are in hospital in Christchurch after taking an illegal synthetic drug - with one of them in intensive care.
A video has emerged that appears to show the moment when four French tourists plunged 8m into a river on one of the country's Great Walks. (VIDEO)
New Zealand scientists have helped establish a formula for the rate of glacial erosion, which will help indicate future erosion and the potential effects of climate change.
Residents turned out last night to oppose a Wellington City Council plan to develop what it calls a low-cost campground.
The Fire Service's resources have been extremely stretched over the past 24 hours, with more than a thousand call outs in the South Island. (AUDIO)
A trainee teacher says she was discriminated against by an Auckland school because of her European values of freedom and democracy.
A new report reveals that the speed of Auckland's population growth poses the biggest threat to the city's environment.
A specialist report has confirmed the presence of asbestos at a run-down hot-pool complex near Kaikohe.
A proposal for a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote estuary may not go ahead, after exploration into the plan found it would cost up to $350 million to build.
Police say members of the public have come forward with information on the anonymous online post that threatened a shooting at Otago University. (AUDIO)
A dairy lobby group appears to have pressured the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council into removing potentially embarrassing information.
The government says the proposed Waimea Community Dam near Nelson would deliver major economic benefits through the potential to double annual profits from the catchment.
The Ngapuhi runanga has defended the loans it has made to Tuhoronuku, the board negotiating the iwi's treaty settlement.