Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says it's time New Zealand started having the conversation about New Zealand becoming a republic.
Dunedin ratepayers seem to have it a bit easier than the majority of the country when it comes to residential rates a report by Taxpayers Union has found.
The car of a missing 42-year-old man has been found in a canal near Twizel.
New Zealand rapper Scribe, who is facing weapon and drug offences, has had a court appearance adjourned until next month.
Prime Minister Bill English says he expects his children will be able to buy property without his financial help - and the chances of other young people doing so are "improving quite significantly".
Christchurch Hospital's emergency department is having to treat up to a dozen patients at a time in corridors, due to an unprecedented number of admissions.
A woman convicted of running a drug dealing operation has lost her two homes, car and cash as a result of a police forfeiture order.
Much of the South Island and central North Island were cloaked in frost this morning after temperatures plunged below zero overnight.
Most of the country looks to be in for a few days of of fine weather as a ridge settles over the country for much of this week.
One person has died in a forestry accident near Gisborne today.
Police are looking for a Twizel man last seen out with friends at the weekend.
New Zealand annual net migration rose to a record in July, driven by foreign immigrants, with the biggest groups coming from Australia, the UK and China.
Police are investigating the death of a child in central Christchurch this morning.
A former Waikato Catholic priest convicted and jailed for molesting young boys in the 1970s and 80s has again been jailed.
The Commerce Commission has flexed its power and told gyms to get their contracts in better shape.
United Future leader Peter Dunne is quitting politics - the third leader to resign from a party in as many weeks - signifying a blow for National.
Labour is promising to start a basic commuter rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.
National has announced it will extend $18 doctor visits to an additional 600,000 lower income New Zealanders.
A hyper-localised "mini tornado" has damaged a property in the Bay of Plenty town of Pahoia, sending a dog cage flying, denting a roller door and uprooting trees.
Prime Minister Bill English says he will rule out forming a coalition with the fledgling Opportunities Party if its leader continues to hold an attitude "outside acceptable boundaries".