Road snowfall warnings are ramping up across the lower half of the North Island as snow begins to fall on high country ranges.
Labour leader Andrew Little’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill is on its way to becoming law, but it will not get there before the election.
An emergency response team has been set up to identify what is in the synthetic cannabis that has caused eight deaths in the past month.
New Zealand did a "horrific job'' looking after intellectually disabled people in state care, a report by the Human Rights Commission says.
As a child, Quinn Patterson was forced to help his "eccentric'' father dig graves and was the one who stepped in when his parents were fighting.
A northern Buller man sparked a five-hour stand-off with armed police after he allegedly threatened to shoot the local policeman when he responded to a domestic incident in Hector.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has backed down slightly on an overhaul of the skilled migrant rules, lowering the income threshold migrants must reach to be considered medium-skilled rather than lower-skilled migrants.
A child has been injured in a school bus crash in Taranaki.
Parents are being warned to be careful about how they set up their children's bank accounts after some complained their children or former spouse could access money they shouldn't have.
Fred Dagg’s famous get-up will be on show at Te Papa for the next three months.
The Government has introduced legislation to Parliament that sets the rules around any future pay equity claims.
Wendy Campbell and her daughter Natanya went to a remote Northland home yesterday morning to carry out repairs.
A man who "lost his rag" at the Greymouth Work and Income office, yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of speaking threateningly.
Two women are dead and one man was injured after a shooting at a rural address in Whangarei.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei will meet with Work and Income's investigative unit next week to calculate how much money she will pay back.
The Prime Minister has confirmed National's intention to work with United Future and the Act Party in September's election.
Heavy snow is forecast for storm-battered regions in the South Island as the country freezes in another cold snap.
Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay has again declined to answer questions about the controversy that led to his retirement.
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Sir Colin Meads has written to the people of New Zealand to thank them for the outpouring of good wishes as he battles pancreatic cancer.