Ministry for the Environment officials are still trying to determine how much contaminated recycling Indonesia is sending back to New Zealand.
Scientists are taking a deeper look at how hard New Zealand will be hit by one of climate change's most frightening calling cards: extreme weather.
Disgruntled customers are demanding refunds from Spark Sport after glitches and lags in last night's All Blacks-Springboks game forced the provider to move the game to free-to-air.
A corrupt former cop awaiting sentence for illegally accessing the police's intelligence database has committed another crime - this time at an adult entertainment club while on bail.
The Christchurch City Council is being accused of dragging its heels in dealing with a complaint of inappropriate behaviour over a three-year period by one of its councillors toward young people.
New Zealand drug users are being targeted by overseas criminals because they are prepared to pay such a high price for their high, police say.
An ad campaign encouraging people to vote in local body elections - which features a poo emoji and the catchphrase 'Give a s**t - vote today' - has kicked up a stink in New Plymouth.
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon, the Beatles did their last public performance and young New Zealanders had to be 21 to vote.
Nina would tell the staff at her retirement village: 'I'm going to be the oldest New Zealander one day.'
Scammers got a bit more than they bargained for when they randomly called a Christchurch fraud detective.
A bus driver has been charged with careless use of a motor vehicle causing the deaths of five people after a tourist bus crash near Rotorua.
A man has been charged with threatening to kill a Canterbury dairy farm worker who was found dead at his Rakaia home.
Flatting advertisements in Rotorua and Christchurch requesting no Indians apply have been described as "racist and unacceptable".
Former Green Party leader Metiria Turei made a public foray into national politics today, by making a submission to a select committee about privacy.
It's not often Mongrel Mob members get to deliver a lecture on a university campus, but that's what happened today at the University of Canterbury.
Labour MP Ruth Dyson says the way National's Maggie Barry shouted at her in Parliament was "totally inappropriate" but she accepts her apology.
Growers are frustrated with the government's slow decision-making on how many overseas immigrant workers they can employ - saying their crops will be left to rot yet again.