Kiwi pioneer musician Ray Columbus is being farewelled in Auckland today.
A Kiwi father-of-four has died in Melbourne eight days after being hospitalised for "thunderstorm asthma".
Numerous offers have been received for a slice of Kiwi paradise that attracted local buyers as well as interest from Switzerland, North America and the UK.
New Zealand-born country singer Keith Urban is giving emergency workers free tickets to his Wellington concert to recognise their work after the recent quake.
The demolition of a quake-damaged Wellington office tower has revealed the extent of alleged illegal tenancies in the building.
The New Zealand Motorcaravan Association says Punakaiki should be telling tourists they were welcome, at a time when Kaikoura is ``screaming'' to get visitors back.
One tramper died near Arthur's Pass and another was airlifted out to Franz Josef Glacier this morning after spending a night seriously injured, as a result of two separate backcountry accidents.
Air New Zealand has released a hilarious holiday song for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere who have never seen a white Christmas.
The man who jumped into the Manawatu River after a dog was a police prosecutor trying to save his daughter.
The body of a climber believed to have fallen to their death has been located in mid Canterbury.
The Human Rights Commission has come out in support of an independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders in state care, to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Foreigners' appetite for New Zealand land rose 442% in the first 10 months of this year compared to the same time last year, official data shows.
Another attempted child abduction has been reported in west Auckland, as police continue to hunt for the man responsible for the sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy.
The second man to walk on the moon has been evacuated from Antarctica to New Zealand suffering respiratory problems.
People with student loans would be able to put off their repayments to instead save for a house under a Green Party bill to be debated by Parliament.
Leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has expressed deep concern for Kiwis affected by last month's quake, having recently experienced large earthquakes in Italy.
Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a public statement about unusual seismic activity in the lower North Island is not a cause for alarm.
Rotorua Lakes Council has agreed to underwrite costs for a ``stunning'' sculpture at Rotorua's southern entrance, but there are hopes ratepayers may not end up paying a cent for the 12m high artwork.
New Zealand has urged the United Nations Security Council to bring an urgent halt to attacks on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.
A threatening call made to a Dunedin high school today has been confirmed as a hoax.