Armed police are searching a forestry block north of Napier where they believe a hunter may have been injured.
The families of four people killed in the February 22 Canterbury earthquake will never be able to bury their loved ones' remains.
New Zealand's top whitewater kayakers will have one eye on London as they head into this week's world championships in Slovakia.
Darren Lockyer is going through his own version of The Long Goodbye.
Uncertainty continues to swirl around the future of the Wellington Phoenix football club, following the latest report that club owner Terry Serepisos owes coach Ricki Herbert as much as $100,000.
Pike River health and safety manager Neville Rockhouse - whose son Ben died underground - conceded under cross-examination today that the mine's safety plans simply did not consider that it might explode.
The Serious Fraud Office says it has grounds to believe that an offence involving serious or complex fraud may have been committed by Whangarei-based foreign exchange trader CFX Trade Safe Limited.
Building activity has plummeted to its lowest level in 10 years, dragged down by a drop in residential building, latest figures show.
Wellington-based fund manager Harbour Asset Management now has almost 10 percent of Pacific Edge as a result of the cancer diagnostics company's recent capital raising and subsequent rights issue shortfall.
The Black Sticks took an unassailable lead in their five-test series with the US this morning by winning the third match 4-0 in San Diego.
More than 300 people have been arrested in a two-month crackdown on drug houses.
Mark Dickel will be available to play for the Tall Blacks in their must-win Olympic basketball qualifier against Australia on Friday night in Brisbane.
Tonga have acknowledged they will bring physicality to the All Blacks but they hope to spring a few surprises, with a more expansive game than many are predicting.
Hutt Valley High School's board is to consider removing the school's deputy principal, who was in charge in 2007 when extreme cases of bullying occurred at the school.
A 53-year-old man is in intensive care after being trapped under a fallen branch in Poukawa yesterday.
Millions have been spent doing up stadiums and areas such as Auckland's Wynyard Quarter for the Rugby World Cup - but the real glamour could come from an influx of players' wives and girlfriends.
Biosecurity fears have seen border officials seize and clean the boots of 60 arriving Rugby World Cup players.
Protests by hundreds of schools against national standards in reading, writing and maths have been called off.
Thousands of fans will be turned away from "Party Central'' on Queens Wharf at tomorrow's Rugby World Cup opening night ceremony on the waterfront.
Valerie Adams, who recently won her third world shot put title, won the Diamond League meet in Zurich overnight.