Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Australian Government is being overly sensitive about New Zealand’s offer to take Manus Island refugees.
Heavy rainfall has drenched Timaru, with more than three times as much rain falling in the past 24 hours as the town got in the entire month of November.
The new Government has cut back a plan by former Education Minister Nikki Kaye to pay a bonus of up to $17,500 to all beginning teachers who work in any Auckland school for at least three years.
A sickening video of a kitten being stoned has been circulating online - and animal rights groups are calling for the culprits to be named and prosecuted.
Cancer patients around the country are waiting months to receive their first bout of potentially life-saving treatment as hospitals struggle to keep up with demand.
Confirmation that four new properties have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis - including three in Southland - is "not good news".
People are calling 111 to complain about noise and parking issues, clogging the emergency line and leaving people who may be in danger on hold.
Climate Change Minister James Shaw will release Government guidance on coastal hazards later this week.
A woman who died of meningococcal disease at the weekend had only just got married hours before.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has told students graduating from the University of Waikato she learnt more from her losses than her wins during her challenging career.
The first vote in Parliament on a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia is near and is proving to be a heated issue.
It's shaping up to be a terrible year on the roads for cyclists, with the number of fatalities more than triple that of 2016.
Primary schools will no longer have to report on National Standards to parents or the Ministry of Education from the new year.
A New Zealand police investigation led to the arrest of a couple in the Philippines after they were caught in the act of live-streaming the sexual abuse of their children.
A team led by New Zealand scientists think they've found a vital clue to developing the first treatment for Huntington's Disease.
A $560 million rapid transport system called SkyCabs has been mooted as the answer to Tauranga's increasingly congested roads.
The South Island should be expecting some much needed rainfall today, while parts of Wellington are now experiencing a meteorological drought, according to Niwa.
A Whanganui teacher's sexual offending has been described by his lawyer as a "tremendous fall from grace".
Crisis talks held by the Royal New Zealand Ballet are being closely monitored by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is choosing to stay at arm’s length so far, amid growing concern.
A long list of surgical mesh products can no longer be supplied in New Zealand for some procedures after hundreds of women patients were injured, some left in agony, following their operations.