A police officer bravely jumped from a helicopter into the sea to help rescue two kayakers who found themselves in trouble after their vessel capsized.
Most flights in and out of Wellington Airport have been cancelled for the rest of Wednesday and early Thursday morning, as fog continues to hang over the capital.
The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by a Niwa scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project.
Kicking through the wrong end of an egg is a tiring entry into the world for a kiwi and could have cost this Coromandel chick its life.
Max Key's campaign to be Prime Minister is off to a shaky start - Parliament's Speaker is making enquiries after the DJ filmed inside Parliament, including in a security clearance area.
More New Zealanders believe climate change is real and that humans are driving it.
The sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be legalised in New Zealand, the Government has confirmed.
Gloriavale has labelled claims of sexual abuse within the isolated community as ‘‘just nonsense’’.
Countdown says its eggs will be 100% cage free by 2025, the first national retailer in New Zealand to make the commitment.
Murder accused Troy Taylor has admitted dropping baby Ihaka Stokes the night before he is alleged to have killed the boy.
Journalist Jon Stephenson has called on the Chief of Defence Force to "put up or shut up'' and release camera footage taken during SAS raids in Afghanistan.
A tsunami generated by November's 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake reached a height of 7 metres in some places, comparable with some of the biggest events in recent history.
An independent inquiry is needed into allegations about SAS actions in Afghanistan and SAS soldiers involved should be called to give evidence, Andrew Little says.
Two people are reportedly dead after a car and truck crashed in North Canterbury this morning.
New Zealanders are being urged to be cautious about online invoices after Netsafe reported an increase in the number of fake invoice scams.
Repairing the iconic Lancaster Park in Christchurch could cost up to $275 million so it will be demolished.
A man died in a helicopter crash in remote terrain about 10km from Reefton last evening.
Richard Branson is recommending cannabis over cows if New Zealand could legalise the drug.
The private information of six prison guards who are key witnesses in an upcoming trial has been found in the cells of gang members who are still in jail.
The trade deal between New Zealand and China is to be renegotiated.