Police have spoken with two people seen on a walking track moments before the Port Hills fire was noticed, as part of their investigation into the blaze that covered more than 650ha.
Brand-new train tracks signed off by KiwiRail just two months ago are already in need of a fix after it was discovered they had been built too narrow for the carriages that use them, meaning months...
Port Hills firefighters will take advantage of a welcomed southerly, expected to cool down smouldering land and help them identify hotspots after a huge blaze.
Residents of North Canterbury's Waipara township have been told by Fire and Emergency they can return to their homes tonight but be prepared to evacuate again, if needed.
Mana MP Barbara Edmonds will take over the finance portfolio following Grant Robertson’s retirement to, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins said.
A Worsleys Road resident says there will be a community meeting next week about building resilience to fires on the Port Hills.
Police stations throughout NZ may have to close as black mould and leaky walls are causing “significant health hazards”, the Police Association says.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says he’s seen enough evidence to prove the use of sanctions should be ramped up to get more people off the benefit.
One person has died after a glider crashed at Lake Station Airport near Howard earlier today, police say.
St John is pulling some ambulances off the road to rein in costs when staff go on leave or call in sick.
State Highway 73 in Arthur's Pass (West Coast Rd) is currently blocked following a crash earlier today, police say.
The organisers of New Zealand's biggest international film festival are downplaying the departure of five senior staff, last-minute venue cancellations and drastic cuts to this year's programme.
A blaze in Ashburton has burned a building and six fire engines are on site as crews try to contain it.
Firefighters battling the Port Hills blaze are racing against time to strengthen containment lines before winds pick up this evening.
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has abruptly left the Big Gay Out festival in Auckland's Point Chevalier after being confronted by Gaza protesters.
A woman whose home was destroyed in the Port Hills fire has described the dramatic race to rescue her animals from the flames, including towing a goat behind her car to get it to safety.