Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie will not be standing for the role in the next local election.
A woman who was trapped under a tree in Cambridge as wild weather sweeps up the North Island has died.
Balancing the books of government when it comes to a pandemic Budget was never going to be an easy task.
A former nurse jailed for possessing hundreds of child sex abuse images and then stripped of his licence has been further censured.
A woman has sustained critical injuries after being crushed by a fallen tree in Cambridge as wild weather sweeps up the North Island.
A tornado has ripped through Levin this morning, causing widespread damage, while downed trees and powerlines are blocking roads around the Horowhenua.
Budget 2022 is not the Budget many people needed, but it is perhaps the Budget the country needed to have.
A man was beaten with a hockey stick and had mince and cheese pies thrown at him by three disgruntled males who broke into his caravan while he was asleep.
A New Zealand musician has been sentenced to 12 months home detention for owning and sharing child pornography.
Māori initiatives are again getting more than $1 billion from this year's Budget, including $299 million towards health reforms.
The Pacific's $196 million package in this year's Budget includes a big chunk set to help deliver a proper historical account of the infamous Dawn Raids.
Opposition MPs are not holding back in their disdain for Budget 2022, with National labelling it "backwards" and Act the "brain-drain Budget".
After extensive pressure on drug-buying agency Pharmac, and a major review of its operations, Budget 2022 has provided a big cash injection.
Nearly $3 billion of Budget cash is going towards the education sector as it moves away from the decile system and addresses pay parity issues.
There's a lot of spending flying around in Budget 2022 - here's the main expenses in an easy-to-read list.
The health sector is being given $13.2 billion over the next four years including more than $1.8b in new spending in the coming year to address historical cost pressures, boost the workforce and guide in the health reforms.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has tacked to the centre, bolting an emergency $1 billion cost of living package to his $5.9b health-focused Budget.