A car rental company is insisting the parents of two men killed in an ice collapse at Fox Glacier pay for transporting the rental car - even though the keys were buried with their dead son under tonnes of ice.
A grieving South Auckland man will forever treasure the memories of Christmas with his family,
Despite tax cuts, falling petrol prices and lower interest rates, the net worth of the average Kiwi household is nearly $40,000 less than a year ago.
Three All Blacks have been praised by members of the public after being attacked by a pack of "skinheads'' at a Coromandel holiday spot.
She has painted a business suit on Demi Moore, a swimsuit on Heidi Klum and yesterday Joanne Gair showed Auckland makeup artists how she used naked models as a canvas for her artwork.
Neighbours who saw a woman shot in the head with a crossbow say they witnessed a freakish scene.
Emergency services searching for two missing men after a sizeable chunk of ice shelf collapsed at Fox Glacier yesterday afternoon have recovered a body.
The cousins of rugby league player Sonny Fai desperately wanted to know how the Warriors trained, so the 20-year-old who "always put others first" took them to Bethells Beach to show them how it was done.
A Dairy Flat stable produced a miracle birth of its own on Christmas morning.
New Zealand is on course for its lowest annual road toll for more than 50 years.
A compulsory insurance scheme is being suggested as a growing number of tourists get into strife in New Zealand's outdoors and require rescue and medical treatment at the taxpayers' expense.
The All Blacks may find themselves having to catch a ride to their World Cup games come 2011.
Paul Holmes presents his last breakfast show for Newstalk ZB this morning in a farewell broadcast from Sails Restaurant in Auckland.
Police say their investigation into the brutal slaying of Opotiki widower John Rowe remains homed in on a "small group" who are still refusing to speak to them.
British police imports on the beat in New Zealand are being enticed home with the promise of £10,000 ($NZ26,910) in an advertising campaign appealing to their nostalgia.
Shoppers wanting home whiteware or electronics bargains are being warned to buy now or pay up to 25% more in the new year.
Prime Minister John Key says Maori are "very important stakeholders" in discussions on water allocation, but has stopped short of saying they have ownership rights to water.
Prime Minister John Key is unhappy that protesters are targeting his home.
It's goodbye serial killer, and hello to love, lust and the return of a bad boy to New Zealand's beloved series. But what does 2009 have in store for Shortland Street? Joanna Hunkin investigates.
What the Treasury lacks in imagination, it surely makes up for in persistence.