One man is dead and another is in hospital after a vehicle collided with a power pole near Martinborough, south Wairapapa.
Part of the Whangarei CBD is being evacuated due to a gas leak.
The winner of Miss Universe New Zealand has called in lawyers after being told to give up her tiara by organisers.
Danny Lee and New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko have both had top five finishes in their respective tour events this morning, but Lee will be kicking himself for missing out on a rare victory.
The search of a SAS soldier's room and barracks came under question at a pre-trial hearing before a court martial at Papakura Military Camp this morning.
A female cyclist has died following a crash with a van in Hamilton this morning.
A man who murdered an Auckland man with a thistle grubber has been jailed for life with a non-parole period of 21 years.
Investors in two of Allan Hubbard's frozen businesses are getting another payout, their statutory managers said today.
The Government will pick up $1.8 billion of earthquake claims as part of a deal for Insurance Australia Group (IAG) to buy AMI, but Finance Minister Bill English says the agreement will reduce the Crown's liability .
The Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand is coordinating the search for two sailors, missing in Tongan waters.
A truck driver suffered serious injuries when his vehicle rolled onto its roof at Taupo this morning.
Prime Minister John Key and a New Zealand delegation have paid their respects to Nelson Mandela as he lay in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
Two children were pulled from a burning car today by their mother, who had left them alone in the vehicle while she went to the bank.
'As one door closes another opens' isn't a phrase commonly associated with league. Plum league jobs don't grow on trees in this country.
A male driver died in Christchurch this morning after his car crashed into a roadside tree.
Dan Carter has broken Irish hearts with a drop goal with 30 seconds remaining to give the All Blacks a 22-19 in an incredibly tense test in Christchurch.
A shallow, magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck near Milford Sound, GNS Science reports.
A report into the leak of documents about restructuring plans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ordered by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has traced the leak back his own department.