The pre-production of the Lord of The Rings series is underway, and a second season of series has already been confirmed.
Police have released the name of the Canterbury man who died after his vehicle was struck by a falling boulder near Murchison.
The Oamaru-born man infamous for an amateur facial tattoo of his nickname "Devast8" says he's been brutally bashed in prison and has a "hit on my head".
Parts of the South Island's east coast have been battered with hail the size of golf balls and torrential downpours.
The defence team representing the man accused of murdering Grace Millane has called an academic to speak about sexual culture.
A troubled youngster who's been closely watched by authorities ever since he was caught plotting a 2017 terror attack in Christchurch is back behind bars.
The South looks set to be rattled by more thunderstorms today before a large anticyclone settles over the country, bringing days of warm and dry conditions to most places.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has refused to confirm whether a foundation giving money to his political party would be considered a donation and needed to be declared.
Some South Island women working in transport industries are dehydrating themselves because they can't access a toilet at work, says a union.
Staff and students of a Northland school are reeling after the death of a 13-year-old female student at the kura.
New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters insists his party is in the clear over allegations of donations and says he plans to discuss the matter with the Electoral Commission.
The Commerce Minister is refusing to comment on reports the government is backing a new bid from NZME to buy Stuff.
Friends of Grace Millane told police the British backpacker had an interest in being choked during rough sex, a court has heard.
A Parliamentary select committee has been told how the alleged March 15 gunman may have been supplied ammunition through a police mail order service.
The father of a boy killed by a hit-and-run driver says his family is still "battling with the pain" of not having the 15-year-old in their lives.
Hundreds of Jetstar passengers face a surprise two-day stay in Christchurch after their flight from Sydney to Auckland was diverted at the last minute.
A forestry company with close links to New Zealand First has revealed it applied for a $15 million loan from the Provincial Growth Fund, which is overseen by NZ First minister Shane Jones.
After hearing evidence from 30 witnesses, the jury for the man accused of murdering Grace Millane will this week learn what the defence has to say.