Storm clouds are looming for parts of the country, with a chance of thunderstorms in Otago and Southland. Motorists in parched regions are warned to be wary of dusty roads becoming slippery.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says neglected regional roads are more worthy of taxpayer money than the nine nationwide highways that the National Party wants.
A 27-year-old Western Bay man is the latest crash victim on a dangerous and "unforgiving" stretch of road, prompting renewed calls to fast-track safety improvements.
A truck driver is in a critical condition after a truck and trailer rolled near Tongariro National Park just after midnight.
A last-minute decision to buy himself a Lotto ticket has made one lucky Levin man $6.5 million better off.
A preschool teacher has been censured after she accidentally locked a 4-year-old girl in a van for more than four hours.
A woman believed to be New Zealand's first cannabis grower is set to become a saint.
Shocking footage shows an arsonist dousing a vehicle in petrol before setting it alight - and the ute blowing up in his face.
Searchers looking for a woman presumed drowned in Hawke's Bay have found a body.
Firefighters are tackling a massive fire at a North London paint factory as eyewitnesses reported seeing the blaze for miles around the British capital.
Women's clothing brand Andrea Moore has gone into liquidation, appointing receivers yesterday.
Auckland Council is searching for the dog behind a brutal attack that left a 7-year-old boy needing stitches to his face and mouth.
A police recruitment video that received criticism for violating Sikh tradition has also taken flak for breaching land transport rules.
Former deputy prime minister Jim Anderton has died in Christchurch, two weeks short of his 80th birthday, it has been confirmed.
An Auckland woman and her friends are nearly $5000 out of pocket and feeling "traumatised" after scammers posing as Airbnb hosts took their money and duped them out of a New Year's Eve house.
Scattered showers and patches of rain are forecast for next week - a welcome relief after the hammering the country took on Thursday and Friday.
Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.
Two people have died and three are in a serious condition following a serious crash on State Highway 16 near Woodhill in the Auckland region.
NZ Cricket has shared concerns about crowd safety in relation to the Tui Catch a Million promotion after several attempts saw men hurtling towards young fans and families during a Twenty20 match in Mt Maunganui.
One person has died and another person is in a critical condition after being swept out to sea in Northland.