A derelict psychiatric hospital building has gone up in flames in Nelson.
Four Kiwis rescued from a remote Pacific island after their yacht ran aground on a reef are safely aboard a Fiji Navy patrol boat headed for Suva.
Who would have thought algae could be a beautiful thing?
Kiwis will be alive and kicking for 10 years longer by the end of this century, according to the latest findings and forecasts from the United Nations annual population survey.
The Fiji Navy is due to arrive at a remote Pacific island this afternoon to pick up four Kiwi men, stranded after their yacht ran aground on a reef.
Wellingtonians were woken by shaking this morning as a 3.8 quake rattled central New Zealand.
A mystery backer funded the volunteer scheme for overseas students working on Labour’s campaign — and even Labour does not know who it was or how much was involved.
One of the safest National Party seats in the country is not immune to electoral upset, Clutha-Southland New Zealand First candidate Mark Patterson says.
More heavy downpours - and even possible thunderstorms - are on the way for the Bay of Plenty and much of the rest of the country is in for a rainy evening too.
New Zealand's iconic Christmas Tree, the pohutukawa, may have originated from Australia, a new study says.
Police have released the name of a teenager who died in a workplace accident at a Hamilton warehouse earlier this week.
An Air Force Orion sent to search for four New Zealanders on a yacht off Fiji has now rendezvoused with the crew.
Prime Minister Bill English has indicated Todd Barclay did not know his recording of a staff member's conversations could be illegal until a police investigation was launched.
The woman at the centre of a secret tape scandal which has cost Southland MP Todd Barclay his Parliamentary seat says the rookie politician should have resigned immediately.
Repeated cuts in the cost of fuel in recent weeks - to the lowest levels since September last year - has the AA perplexed.
An Auckland pathology laboratory has lost its accreditation for examining tissue samples because levels of a toxic gas got so high staff had to be evacuated almost daily.
Matt McCarten has pulled out of his Movement for Change programme, slammed by Act as being a Labour campaign "sweat shop".
Two people are seriously injured after a car rolled near Gore this evening.
Winston Peters has ramped up criticism of Bill English over the Todd Barclay affair - saying the Prime Minister should resign.
There are fresh calls for all police officers to be armed as New Zealand faces a "second wave" of drug and organised crime with significant international ties, a new report claims.