Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd says it has intercepted two of the illegal poaching vessels which outran New Zealand's navy in Antarctic waters last month.
A former chairman of Harness Racing New Zealand and three other people have been charged over an alleged $30 million pokie fraud.
Hokitika is on tenterhooks with a life-changing $6.5 million winning Lotto ticket still not claimed by this morning.
The golden run of cheaper petrol could be at an end with prices at the pump increasing for the first time in four months, AA says.
January was the fifth driest month in Dunedin since records started at Musselburgh in 1918.
A new treatment for vehicles imported from the United States will help keep the brown marmorated stink bug out of the country, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.
The date for the Northland by-election has been confirmed for the end of March.
The family searching for their little girl's missing best friend have hit another obstacle.
A 25-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash in the Tararua District yesterday.
Taranaki police have again spent the early hours of the morning coming to the aid of staggering residents who gave them a prickly welcome.
Dunedin's cannabis museum was targeted by a vandal at the weekend.
Kiwirail has been hauled before the court for allegedly failing to provide safe working conditions for staff and contractors.
A 69-year-old Hamilton woman has died in hospital following a crash on Friday afternoon.
Thirty-seven workers were killed on the job in the last financial year and the agricultural industry was deemed to be the deadliest.
A by-election in the Northland electorate is likely to be held in March, following the resignation of National MP Mike Sabin last week.
A 47-year-old man is due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court today charged with murder, following the death of a 71-year-old woman on Friday.
Landlords of substandard properties need to shape up their business or sell up, a Dunedin minister says.
French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris after two brothers suspected of being behind an attack on a satirical newspaper were spotted at a petrol station in the region.
The Otago Regional Council is on the brink of restricting irrigators, with officials saying little significant rain is likely in coming weeks and river levels are low.
An investigation into the deaths of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in their Dunedin home has been completed.