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.
The government is moving to fast-track billions in funding for rail investments in a change that is being hailed as historic.
Surgical mesh patients have described losing their jobs, their love lives and their will to live in a report that paints a bleak picture of the fallout from the use of toxic implants.
Whakatāne charter fishermen anxiously waiting for eight bodies to be recovered from Whakaari/White Island have been dissuaded from taking matters into their own hands.
The Christchurch City Council has voted 15 to 1 to accept an investment case to build a new, $470 million, multi-use arena.
D-Day is looming for a decision on the new public broadcasting "super entity", with the final Cabinet meeting of the year on Monday.
Two Australian brothers have died in hospital following the Whakaari /White Island eruption on Monday.
The Government will heed the advice of two new reports suggesting sweeping changes to New Zealand's criminal justice system, with some changes coming into effect immediately.
The risk of a further eruption on White Island stands at 40-60 percent and police insist it remains too dangerous to collect the eight bodies on the volcano.
Civil Defence staff on the West Coast are searching for 80 rental cars that tourists abandoned this week.
Some parents of children with measles in Samoa appear to be panicking over the care their infants are receiving, with at least three families reportedly taking their children out of hospital...
More than a billion dollars has wiped off the value of New Zealand's biggest company this morning following the surprise resignation of A2 Milk's chief executive.
The 36-year-old man charged with murdering a West Coast woman will remain in custody after making a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
Figures in a new report suggest the number of children living in serious poverty is greater than the population of Dunedin.
An estimated 970 tourists are stranded in Franz Josef and though road access to the south may be reopened in the coming days, a huge slip to the north will take much longer to clear.
A 36-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a West Coast woman this weekend.
The Timaru District Council is now advising some residents in the evacuation area south of the Rangitata River to stay put if they haven't already left.