The south of the South Island saw temperatures creep up to or over the 30 degree mark today, and the North Island can expect high temperatures tomorrow, according to WeatherWatch.co.nz analyst Richard Green.
A Porirua man who was shot and Tasered by police while allegedly attacking his pregnant partner has appeared in court and been granted name suppression.
A restructure and the loss of more than 70 full-time roles from the Department of Conservation will have a negative impact on the environment, conservation advocates say.
Top New Zealand chefs say it will be a long time before diners here will be able to stomach ordering insects for dinner.
Tame Iti may take legal action against the police after an Independent Police Conduct Authority report into the Uruwera raids found they acted "unlawfully, unjustifiably and unreasonably".
A man who was sentenced to home detention after permanently disabling an elderly woman when he robbed her of her bag at an Auckland shopping mall was given a "manifestly inadequate" sentence, a court has been told.
Consumers should enjoy lower electricity prices with a multi-million dollar upgrade to the high-voltage electricity link between the North and South Islands, the electricity industry says.
The cartoonist who penned two controversial cartoons won't apologise for them and says they weren't racist because they depict a mix of ethnicities.
A health professional who has dedicated her career to injury prevention says her Queen's Birthday honour came "out of the blue".
Housing valuations are the highest in seven years, prompting a slowdown in the market as some buyers hold off until prices become more affordable, according to property valuation experts.
The Ministry of Education is the latest Government department to admit to a privacy breach.
Gales and heavy rain have closed the Milford Track for the second time in just over a week, trapping 89 trampers, including children, in three huts.
Campers have fallen victim to an atrocious start to the year, with heavy rain, gales and snow plaguing the South Island and lower North Island.
Police say it is likely arrests will be made today in connection to the death of a "harmless" Featherston man early yesterday.
David Bain has filed a High Court claim against Justice Minister Judith Collins seeking a judicial review of her actions since she received the Justice Binnie report last August 2012.
A doctor battling the country's obesity epidemic says the "tragically" high fruit and vegetable prices need to be forced down, and junk food prices need to hit consumers in the pocket.
Police could have prevented the death of Hamilton woman Diane White who was killed after being attacked by her neighbour with a hammer, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found.