Thick fog has descended on Christchurch this morning, disrupting air travel and forcing rush hour traffic down to a crawl.
Heavy rain linked to a former tropical cyclone is set to unleash a deluge across New Zealand next week.
Lotto NZ is running a must-win Strike draw this weekend to mark the introduction of changes it is making to the game.
Six thousand more Kiwi car owners have had their vehicles recalled after Toyota announced there were concerns related to passenger-side airbags.
A mother whose teenage son spent time in Te Puna Wai is shocked the man in charge of the youth justice centre previously oversaw an Australian youth facility at the centre of an abuse investigation.
Retired All Black Tony Woodcock was caught behind the wheel while over the limit after "helping a mate kill some sheep".
The de-facto stepfather of Christchurch baby Ihaka Stokes, has today been found guilty of his murder.
The skipper of a fishing trawler has been lauded for his decision to dump 30 tonnes of jack mackerel in order to save a pod of dolphins entangled in a net.
The man who as Defence Minister approved a controversial SAS raids in Afghanistan says further investigation is needed to find out if civilians died.
Police say they are doing everything they can to catch those responsible for a ''sickening'' attack on a father and son.
Conservation group Bay Bush Action is looking for a carnivorous kauri snail found only in Northland and known as a pupu rangi.
A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington this morning.
Retail New Zealand is calling on the Government to set up a police task force to combat retail crime and introduce spot-fines for petty offences.
A Napier man has been jailed for rape after he organised a drug-dealing rendezvous with his victim in a Housing New Zealand property.
Low-lying fog affected air travel around the country again today, with flights delayed and cancelled at several airports, including Dunedin and Invercargill.
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.