A huge, fast-moving low pressure system could bring thunderstorms and heavy rain to the country in the coming days.
Members of the England World Cup squad received a rousing welcome in Christchurch after touching down for a goodwill visit today.
Two teenagers accused of burning a stolen car after a Wairarapa "crime spree'' have appeared in court.
Mils Muliaina's chances of bringing up 100 tests with captain Richie McCaw were dealt a blow when the fullback was left out of the All Black squad to face Tonga on Friday night.
The trial of five directors of failed finance company Bridgecorp has been delayed again.
Two siblings have told how they could think only of each other as blood and carnage surrounded them after a logging truck slammed into their school bus.
There is a stand in his family's name at Christchurch's shattered stadium; he's one of Canterbury rugby's favourite sons.
James O'Connor yesterday discovered there is no easy passage back into favour for those who let down the Wallaby cause.
The price of going to the Rugby World Cup semifinals and final has tumbled as agents try to offload excess tickets days before the tournament's kick-off.
The volume of internet traffic coming into New Zealand has dropped sharply since new anti-piracy rules came into force, says an industry insider.
A 33-year-old Nelson man missing for more than a week has been found in a tramping hut.
John Key and Julia Gillard will this morning announce a big boost in spending by the New Zealand and Australian Governments on basic education in Pacific countries.
Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Berrigan and Aaron Heremaia all return from injury for the Warriors' qualifying final against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Being in the Rugby World Cup's toughest pool doesn't bother South African midfielder Jaque Fourie.
Mountainbiker Sam Blenkinsop was part of New Zealand sporting history yesterday when he became the first Kiwi to stand on the podium at a world downhill championship.
Moss Burmester, the swimmer who came the closest to filling New Zealand's Olympic medal vacuum in the pool in recent years, has urged Swimming New Zealand not to rush into short-term solutions following Jan Cameron's resignation.
The Gisborne district's economy is in for a boost as Canada-based Tag Oil Ltd moves into the next phase of its onshore oil and gas exploration work near Te Puia Springs on the East Coast.
An alleged crime spree came to an end when two teenagers were arrested for arson and stealing guns and alcohol.
Many inexperienced drivers would drive faster than 100kmh if they could, and believe they are good to drive after a drink, new research shows.
Police have discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab in a Hamilton house where three children lived.