It was billed as the night the election campaign would heat up, but the first debate between Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Judith Collins struggled to simmer.
Harbour ferries have been cancelled and a storm warning is in force for Cook Strait as the centre of the country braces for ferocious winds and heavy rain.
Borrowing and the border closures were hot topics in a feisty debate in the Queenstown Memorial Hall last night.
Principals' Federation president Perry Rush has drawn a storm of protest from some of his own members after endorsing the legalisation of cannabis in next month's referendum.
Labour would be able to govern alone, based on the results of the latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll.
The driver of a tour bus that crashed near Rotorua, killing five people, has been sentenced to home detention and disqualified from driving for 18 months.
The Government has decided not to appeal a landmark court case that requires it to pay a quake-hit Christchurch couple more than $180,000.
A deadly drug known for inducing zombie-like behaviour and playing a part in more than 70 Kiwi deaths has been found in the community again, putting authorities on high alert.
A woman placed in care for over 12 years and subjected to electroconvulsive therapy for being a lesbian says the struggle for redress was "almost as bad as the original abuse".
There are no new Covid-19 cases but that doesn't mean New Zealand isn't at risk, director general of health Ashley Bloomfield says.
A man driving a truck that was tipped over by a huge gust of wind on the Auckland Harbour Bridge has returned to work after the ordeal.
National wants to boost the capacity of managed isolation facilities by allowing private accommodation providers to join government-controlled network and charge what they like.
Police investigating the death of a baby in South Auckland are appealing for family members to cooperate and speak with them.
A Gloriavale leader has been forced out after criticising church leadership’s “ungodly” rules and lack of accountability.
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield asked Cabinet to consider a limit of 500 on larger scale indoor events, Jacinda Ardern says.
Workers who will come face to face with Aucklanders in the school holidays are being targeted in the Ministry of Health's latest Covid testing plan.
National and ACT have welcomed yesterday's alert level changes, but say border management strategy under Labour is not sustainable.
Air New Zealand passengers will still be required to wear masks on all domestic flights despite the Prime Minister saying it was not a requirement for those travelling outside Auckland.