A search for an 86-year-old man missing in the Pipiriki area has ended with the discovery of his body and his vehicle in the Whanganui River.
A man who drove his farmbike into the sea to rescue a mother and her son from drowning in Hawke's Bay says the woman was exhausted. (AUDIO)
Four commissioners have been named to decide whether the Rena will stay on Tauranga's Astrolabe Reef.
Lyttelton Port has been threatened with six days of strike action from 11 February by the Rail and Maritime Union.
Otago Federated Farmers says it did not expect a push for an official state of drought declaration so soon, but they would not oppose such a decision.
Mount Ruapehu's crater lake is showing signs of heating up - rising from 15 degrees celsius to 41 degrees in the past few days - but alert levels are low.
Nearly 200 people have gathered at Northland's Otiria marae for a two-day seminar and debate on Maori sovereignty.
Police are examining a site at the foreshore of Lake Wakatipu near Kingston, after bones were discovered there yesterday evening.
A teenager accused of attacking an elderly couple in their Waikanae home in December has pleaded guilty to all the charges he faced.
The drought gripping much of the Otago region is now worse than the last big one 15 years ago, according to the regional council.
Queenstown bar owners, health workers and hoteliers are calling on the Government to take a closer look at how much duty free alcohol people can buy.
A disused motorway flyover in central Auckland is to become a cycleway, in an announcement due from the Government this afternoon.
An local board member says a death at an Auckland railway crossing was an accident waiting to happen for a decade.
Auckland Airport has shown off its multi-million dollar upgrade to its marine rescue fleet, with a $3 million hovercraft at the centre. (VIDEO)
A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a train at Auckland's Morningside station. About 140 people were on the train.
Firefighters battling a blaze at Flock Hill Station near Arthur's Pass, which has been burning since Monday, will work over the weekend to dampen down its perimeter. (VIDEO)
The heavily-indebted Kaipara District Council is defending its move to sue people who have not paid their rates, in protest at the council's unlawful borrowing.
State Highway One south of Whangarei is closed to all traffic after a serious crash.
Part of Christchurch's proposed $156 million cycle network has been criticised for being unnecessarily costly and for endangering a bird sanctuary.
Wellington bookshop Unity Books has lost about 20 percent of its stock after a sprinkler went off this morning.