Becoming the world's first dark sky country could be a boon for small communities and encourage more visitors to travel outside peak season.
The new head of the Christchurch City Council says she is used to the challenge of having to work with multiple agencies when managing a city.
New Zealand First members have voted in favour of reconsidering the party's position on drug testing at festivals.
The granddaughter of missing Orewa man Mike McClennan says he's a "kind, social, Kiwi legend who would stop to chat with anyone".
Emergency services have been called to a serious crash between a motorcycle and car in Rakaia in Canterbury.
Hundreds of Kiwis have been sent an intricate email scam claiming to be from the tax department alleging a refund is owed.
Two separate crashes within just 17 minutes have caused delays and left four people injured in Waimakariri, Canterbury.
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An Air NZ flight from Auckland to San Francisco had to be rerouted to Hawaii this morning due to engineering fault.
US tech companies won't release data on the online spread of footage of last week's shooting in Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's "Christchurch Call."
Disgruntled licensed gun owners have descended on the NZ First conference in Christchurch to tell party leader Winston Peters they feel like victims.
There's been a large landslide at Omoto, east of Greymouth, closing a section of State Highway 7 until at least Tuesday.
A few years ago, Parliament reviewed the rules concerning member's Bills, partly in the hope of allowing more MPs a chance of getting their proposed law reforms considered.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has twisted the knife over MediaWorks' sale of its TV division, rallying against media at a party conference today.
The head of the Defence Force has accepted that a 3-year-old girl appears to have been killed during a New Zealand-led raid in Afghanistan.
A family who scooped $19 million in Wednesday's Powerball jackpot bought the winning ticket online just minutes before the big draw.
Armed police will patrol parts of New Zealand in a trial project following heightened security concerns after the mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed 51 people.
If an Auckland van owner was found to have caused the death of a suspected thief he would have a defence based on whether he used "reasonable force" to protect himself or his property, legal...