A ban on sausages, hard rice crackers, dried fruit and popcorn in early childcare centres has created a stir, and parents and professionals are split on whether the rules have gone too far.
A former Otago Rebels netballer and model policewoman has been sentenced for cheating the justice system.
A young Christchurch motorist caught drink driving and immediately suspended for 28 days returned later in a taxi to get his car back - and ended up crashing it.
Approval process for the Covid vaccine is on track to be granted in coming weeks, according to the director-general of health.
Strong wind wreaked havoc across Christchurch, toppling trees and knocking out power, while 20 properties were evacuated as firefighters battled to contain a blaze near Lyttelton.
The Government has officially made it mandatory for almost every traveller coming to New Zealand to produce a negative Covid-19 test before they board a plane.
Two people are dead and two others injured after a car went the wrong way down Wellington Urban Motorway early today.
All Blacks and Highlanders star Aaron Smith tied the knot with long-time partner Teagan Voykovich at the weekend.
Endangered native birds are at risk at a Canterbury braided river due to people driving recklessly through their nests.
Three people were inside a car when a bucket of fuel inside the car ignited at a Hawke's Bay petrol station, starting a massive forecourt inferno, police have confirmed.
The man allegedly murdered by his partner at his Christchurch home and buried in the backyard just after Christmas will be farewelled this week.
Hazardous drinking rates jumped over the Covid-19 lockdown last year, Alcohol Healthwatch executive director Dr Nicki Jackson says.
Covid-19 vaccinations should be available to the public by the middle of the year, Covid-19 Recovery Minister Chris Hipkins says.
The return to upstream habitats and breeding grounds is a slippery slope for most New Zealand whitebait species.
A mother was sickened when her young son recounted a joyride with strangers that wound away from the park where he was supposed to meet friends.
Giant swells and waves reaching up to 10 metres high along New Zealand's south-west coast are on the cards amid a bout of wild mid-week weather.
Police had to deal with almost double the normal number of disputes between neighbours in Christchurch over the Christmas and New Year period.