The storm battering the centre of the country has disrupted travel for thousands of airline passengers.
The worst of Cyclone Gita may be over further north, but Otago remains under threat of heavy, flooding rain until this afternoon and snow has blanketed the Crown Range Road near Queenstown.
NZ First has joined the fray of leadership elections, although the only vote in its caucus will be for deputy leader.
A jury has found Olympian Arthur Parkin guilty of two of five charges of indecent assault at the District Court in Auckland today.
A woman was reportedly swept away in her car in Riwaka as flooding left people stranded on the roof of their house.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is selling her prestigious collection of artwork.
Convicted rapist and murderer Liam Reid has failed in a bid to stop a television production company screening a documentary-style show about his crimes.
An eye-watering $10.1 million was lost by vulnerable Kiwis to online scams and fraud last year.
Australians are more likely to survive cancer than New Zealanders, new research shows.
Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to visit Auckland to share memories of her 2016 US election loss to Donald Trump.
Steven Joyce has this morning confirmed he will contest the National Party leadership.
One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash near Winchester in South Canterbury overnight.
Christchurch, Buller, Grey District, Selwyn, Westland, Tasman and Taranaki have each declared a state of emergency as ex-tropical Cyclone Gita shows her heavy hand.
A doctor who did not take the temperature of a woman who died a day later has been found to have failed to recognise the seriousness of her symptoms and to take appropriate action in response.
Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer travelling.
The man killed in a paraglider crash at Mount Maunganui has been identified as Tauranga man Joshua Graeme Tingey, who was known for being one of the winners for the second season of 'Our First Home'.
Now there are four: Mark Mitchell has confirmed he will contest the National Party leadership.
West Coast authorities will decide this evening about declaring states of emergency as the second former tropical cyclone in three weeks bears down on the region.
A Northland school is in lockdown while police hunt a man with a firearm.
He may have fought in World War II, had children and lived in New Zealand since he was 16, but proving his identity is turning out to be tough for an Auckland 94-year-old.