A teenage driver who killed another motorist while fleeing police in Christchurch has been sentenced to two years and eight months' jail.
A Canterbury chicken farm has been fined $240,000 after a worker was run over and killed by a forklift in front of her horrified husband.
The man responsible for New Zealand' s biggest fraud will be released from jail early next year after serving just over six years.
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government has approved a $5 million fund to help small businesses in Whakatane following the deadly Whakaari/White Island eruption.
Surfing identity Ron Carter was gutted to spend his 70th birthday on Monday chasing after his stolen longboard.
Gun rights advocates claim around two-thirds of banned firearms are still circulating and they worry the weapons could end up in the hands of criminals.
A Waikato holiday park has been ordered to pay $680,350 in penalties and unpaid wages to three migrant workers, who described their situation as being "like a nightmare" and a "prison".
Police had hoped to re-enter the nearby waters to continue the search for those two bodies - at least one of whom is understood to belong to an Australian - on Monday.
Doc is assessing walking routes in the Aoraki/Mt Cook area after a metre of rain fell in eight days.
All Jamie Fietje knows of the circumstances of his wife's sudden death is what his young son told him as he innocently lay down beside his mum, thinking her asleep.
The Prime Minister has called for a minute's silence on Monday in honour of the Whakaari/ White Island victims, while in Whakatāne, the security cordon on the foreshore has been lifted.
A massive storm expected to bring widespread heavy rain and gale-force winds to much of the country will also drag temperatures down in the South next week.
The government is moving to fast-track billions in funding for rail investments in a change that is being hailed as historic.
When Brendan Paterson saw the face of a young guide killed in the eruption at Whakaari/White Island, he recognised Hayden Marshall-Inman as the man who saved his and his child's life.
New Zealand's first "trapdoor" hydroslide which propels adrenaline seekers at 40kmh has been unveiled as a key part of Christchurch's new post-quake Metro Sports Facility.