An investigation into the deaths of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in their Dunedin home has been completed.
Aftershocks are continuing to hit the West Coast and Canterbury after a major quake rocked the central South Island this morning.
Thirteen people have escaped without injury after a skydiving plane crashed in to Lake Taupo today.
Kim Dotcom accused New Zealand's spy chief Ian Fletcher of leaving a sinking ship after Mr Fletcher announced today he was resigning.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has defended the Royal New Zealand Navy's pursuit of illegal fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean, rejecting claims that the HMNZS Wellington was toothless and easily evaded.
A man fatally struck by the steam train he was photographing did not realise how close it was to him because he was looking at it through his camera lens, the coroner has ruled.
The Royal New Zealand Navy is in a standoff with two fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean after the ships refused to let defence officials on board.
An elderly couple were killed in an early morning house fire at Tolaga Bay, on the East Coast 50km north of Gisborne.
A Hamilton man who was electrocuted at a Northland camping ground yesterday was an incredible young man, who had time for anyone, a friend says.
A man has died in a car crash near Fairlie in Canterbury this morning.
Police have found the family of a toddler who was abandoned at a Work and Income office in South Auckland yesterday.
At least four farmers have taken their lives since Fonterra cut its milk payout forecast for the coming season.
Farmers and rural householders are being warned about starting fires after a "crazy" seven hours by South Island firefighters tackling small rural blazes today.
A 12-year-old girl remains in hospital following a jetboat crash near Queenstown yesterday.
A Rotorua judge says a family of German tourists are lucky to be alive after the car a Chinese tourist was driving crashed into them on State Highway 5.
Two men employed by a high school in Balclutha have been ordered to repay the school's board following a Novopay error.
The Police Minister has called on New Zealand Police to undertake a review of their Summer Road Safety campaign.
Petrol prices fell again today and more discounts are expected in days ahead.
Guests at a 6-year-old's birthday party were shocked to see a mob brawling with police outside the property in Christchurch yesterday.
A South Korean tourist was dressed in dark clothing and was probably distracted by stargazing when he was hit and killed by a car on an unlit rural Queenstown road last year, a coroner has found.