A crewman has drowned after falling overboard from a commerical fishing boat in the Port of Napier.
A man being sought in relation to the attempted abduction of a 13-year old girl in a South Canterbury town has appeared in court.
The Property Council says the Wellington City Council's offer of rates relief to owners of quake-prone buildings is a step in the right direction but could go further.
Wellington city councillor Iona Pannett has joined criticism of the timeframe for final submissions on the proposed Basin Reserve flyover.
Water restrictions are beginning in Akaroa as people start to arrive in the Banks Peninsula town for summer.
About 150 taxi drivers have decided not to work from Auckland Airport until a dispute with the company is resolved.
A woman who'd been missing in the bush near Waipu north of Auckland has been found safe and well.
Taranaki fishermen are welcoming a court case being brought by an environmental group over new fishing restrictions intended to protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.
The judge in the case of seven men charged with trying to hoodwink electoral authorities into registering extra voters in a South Auckland electorate will continue to sum up the case on Friday.
A bus company says driver error caused one of its buses to crash into a building in central Auckland on Thursday morning.
A trust established to protect heritage Art Deco buildings in Napier wants government support for owners paying to get buildings earthquake strengthened.
Standard and Poor's, has reaffirmed Christchurch City Council's A+ financial rating but says it remains on a negative outlook because of uncertainties over the final cost of the city's rebuild after the earthquakes.
Forty thousand more sections will be developed in greater Christchurch over the next 15 years as part of the city's rebuilding effort.
Chair of the Auckland Council-owned port company Richard Pearson is to step down.
Australian asbestos experts say the potential contamination problems facing earthquake-hit Christchurch are on a scale they have never seen before.
A Catholic group in South Auckland fighting to stop a major roading project says it hopes the plans will be thrown out.
A short, sharp earthquake was felt in Christchurch at 11.01am on Thursday. It was magnitude 3.4 at a depth of 5km.
Farmers and other irrigators in Otago are being asked to start conserving water as warm, dry weather reduces flows in the region's rivers.
A slip has blocked State Highway 25 at Whangapoua Hill between Coromandel and Whitianga.
Jurors deciding the case of seven men charged with trying to hoodwink electoral authorities into registering extra voters in a South Auckland electorate have retired for the night on Friday.
Police are still trying to find a woman they say stole a $13,000 sapphire ring and yelled out "thank you" as she fled the store in Auckland.
Leaders of the Kaipara rates rebellion are defying a call to start paying. A bill passed by Parliament validates millions of dollars worth of rates levied incorrectly by the council, including charges for a controversial sewerage scheme.
A man has died following a fire in his makeshift shelter in Marton in the Rangitikei district.