A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the upper South Island.
A freelance photographer says McLaren staff offered him thousands of dollars to not sell photos of a $20 million McLaren F1 sports car which crashed near Queenstown.
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car outside Palmers Garden Centre in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.
New warnings by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki include the perils of Harry Potter and that the hit children's character lures young people into the "demonic world."
Mt Roskill has overwhelmingly voted for Labour's Michael Wood to become its next MP, a result Labour leader Andrew Little said was a "bloody nose" for the Government.
Buzz Aldrin has tweeted from his hospital bed in Christchurch today after he had to be evacuated from the South Pole with fluid in the lungs.
Musician Ray Columbus has been farewelled at a ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral in central Auckland.
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.