A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Wellington about midday and was felt as far away as Central Otago and Southland.
A driver has died after his car crashed in the Whangarei district.
It'll be a good weekend to check out the museum or cuddle up with a book as heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast for parts of the country.
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has hinted at an appeal after being ordered to pay Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams almost $1.3m in damages for defaming him.
A guide from Franz Josef caught in a glacier avalanche in the remote Landsborough Valley is lucky to be alive.
A Christchurch toddler has become the youngest Bonus Bonds winner.
Jordan Williams has won his defamation case against former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
The Navy officer accused of sexually violating a junior has told a jury the interaction was consensual.
New Zealand is the 13th most competitive nation in the world, according to the latest global survey.
A report that found a Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 raises very serious questions and New Zealand is committed to ensuring those responsible are held to account, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.
My Kitchen Rules NZ will be returning to TV screens in 2017, with Australian celebrity chefs taking up judging roles.
Vincent Skeen has been denied parole six weeks into his five-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of rising teenage rugby league star Luke Tipene.
He made his name as an openside flanker, but All Black legend Richie McCaw is now a wing commander.
A 7-year-old West Coast girl who suddenly died while laughing with her parents may have had an underlying heart condition.
A laser has been shone into the cockpits of several flights approaching Auckland Airport this morning.
A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspicious item in central Auckland this evening, police say.
A 14-year-old boy is in police custody after he allegedly assaulted a woman and stole her car outside a shopping centre in West Auckland.
Police are to appeal the discharge without conviction of Losi Filipo.
A New Zealander living in the Australian state of Victoria has been jailed for nearly six years for attempting to join fighters in Syria.
Police are today packing up their base at Whitianga LandSar as they wrap up their investigation into the whereabouts of Luke Cochrane.