A Christchurch eye surgeon has been charged with attempted murder following an assault in Lyttelton earlier this month.
A state of emergency has been declared in Marlborough, with more heavy rain expected to fall on the water-saturated region overnight.
Mark Lundy - the man twice convicted of murdering his wife and daughter - wants to make pōhutukawa clocks that he could sell for around $200 once he's finally released from prison.
Police have a major lead in identifying ram-raiders who smashed their way into a dairy south of Christchurch this morning - one of the offenders wasn't masked. It was one of several stores targeted in Canterbury overnight by different groups.
Emergency services have been called to a serious two-car crash involving many people in Canterbury, police say.
Efforts to contain a huge blaze at a Christchurch scrap yard have been scaled down today, but nearby residents and businesses should still take precautions.
Rogue Labour MP Gaurav Sharma has broken his silence after being suspended from Labour's caucus on Tuesday - accusing the Prime Minister and her office of a "cover-up".
The human remains found in suitcases bought as part of an auction for abandoned goods in a storage unit in South Auckland are those of two young children, police say.
The government has injected $200,000 into the mayoral relief fund for Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough as the weather causes extensive damages to roads and property across the regions.
There are 4540 new community cases of Covid-19 today, and another 16 people have died with the disease.
More than 200 homes have been evacuated and a state of emergency declared in flood-hit Nelson, with more heavy rain and red weather warnings for the city, and the Buller and Westland districts.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she has not spoken to Gaurav Sharma since announcing his suspension from caucus yesterday.
A driver has been charged over the death of a former Wanaka man in a motorbike crash in Christchurch earlier this year.
National polytechnic Te Pūkenga's chief executive, Stephen Town, has resigned with effect from yesterday.
Properties worth $1 million on Wellington's Petone foreshore could reach $100,000 a year to insure in 20 years, a climate risk expert says.
As Covid community cases continue to fall, the Ministry of Health's deputy Director-general hopes the nation has turned a corner. There are 270 new cases in the South and two deaths to report.