Fewer than two out of every 100 visitors to New Zealand might use the Prime Minister's proposed national cycleway - but they are likely to be among tourism's bigger spenders.
He's a former tiler who's made a big name for himself with a fishing show he makes in his shed. Alan Perrott, of the New Zealand Herald, finds out what makes fishin' magician Matt Watson tick.
Police caught a kidnap suspect and lost him less than 24 hours later when the man escaped by pretending to be another prisoner.
Companies will have to top up a $62.50 Government nine-day fortnight "allowance" or they will struggle to convince workers to join the scheme, unions have said.
Foreign Affairs officials fear New Zealand's international reputation could be damaged by the Government's hardline sentencing and non-parole measures.
Old age may be approaching faster than many of us think, with a survey suggesting many adults are racing ahead of the clock.
Army heads are calling for recruits from the armed forces to man an anti-terror squad responsible for domestic security.
New Zealand is lowering its English language requirements and reducing minimum investments to "more realistic levels" in a move to attract more business and investor immigrants.
An ambulance officer called out on the morning that five Bain family members were found dead has told the Christchurch High Court today there were no 'medical signs' David Bain had a fit that morning.
Fisher and Paykel Appliances chief executive John Bongard says an interim loan agreement with its bankers is a "huge step forward".
The Government is planning a shake-up of State-owned enterprises after criticising them for what it says is poor financial performance.
Halo - the groundbreaking first-person shooter that arguably sold millions of Xbox consoles worldwide on its own - has broken the mould after three sequels and is going back in time with a new game in a new genre.
The Cabinet is expected to give the big tick today to legislation that could see most, if not all of the country's prisons run eventually by private companies.
Free-falling financial markets have pounded the $12 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund and raised questions about its future management.
The reflections on the polished boardroom table - mainly cloud, some of it with foreboding grey undersides, and a few glimpses of blue sky - seem entirely appropriate.
The Minister of Immigration has ordered Immigration's Pacific division to be dismantled after a stinging report found a wide range of problems - ranging from poorly-trained staff and long backlogs, to sloppy use of company credit cards and a "fiefdom" approach.
Despite the Sanlu nightmare, New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra says it will continue to seek new opportunities in China, although it will be treading cautiously.
A top police officer has been stood down after refusing to take a drink-driving breath test.
Former high-flying developer and self-styled property investment guru Dan McEwan, the man behind the plan to turn Dunedin's former chief post office into a Hilton hotel, has been adjudged bankrupt.
The legal age for drinking, beer advertisements and blood alcohol levels for drivers are being scrutinised as the Law Commission reviews the liquor laws.