Large power companies are making aggressive moves to win or keep clients as restless customers increasingly choose to switch companies to cut their costs.
A Northland woman was "very, very lucky" to be plucked from a raging river after clinging to a tree branch for 20 minutes in floods caused by record-breaking rainfall.
The makers of the multimillion-dollar New Zealand's Got Talent quest have pledged to scour the land for quirky performers - from hip-hop dancers to sand artists.
This was Hammer Hammett Time; the showdown between All Black hooker Andrew Hore and the man who hurried him out of the Hurricanes - former All Black hooker Mark Hammett.
Casting calls have begun for a milestone, marathon episode of New Zealand's longest-running TV drama.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom's cash, cars and property were seized using a court order which should never have been granted.
The Bulldogs beat the Warriors 32-18 in an action-packed NRL encounter at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland today.
GeoNet is reporting three earthquakes which have struck near Christchurch and Whanganui this morning.
Fears school pupils will not be pushed to achieve to the greatest of their abilities are becoming a reality under National Standards, a report shows.
A group of two adults and two children had an impromptu overnight camping trip when the boat they were paua diving off sank south of Raglan last night.
When the fishing trawler Easy Rider set off from Bluff on Wednesday, the nine crew and passengers on board were in high spirits and looking forward to fruitful muttonbirding and cod-fishing expeditions.
The Blues have failed to make it two from two in South Africa, losing to the Stormers 27-17 in Cape Town this morning.
New Zealanders aged 55 and over now own more than half the country's total net wealth, largely thanks to the house price boom in the past decade.
Womad is back at New Plymouth this weekend with a line-up strong on the big names of Afro-music. Scott Kara, of The New Zealand Herald, talked to Baaba Maal as he headed to Taranaki.
Farming, racehorses, property, even oil - the former Hanover co-owner cannot stand still for long, reports New Zealand Herald business editor Liam Dann.
Scanning the packed upstairs function room in Wellington's Wellesley Hotel on Thursday morning, a newspaper photographer with long experience of the habits of politicians summed up what was going on with a pithy observation: this was not your typical Labour Party audience.
A New Zealand family's holiday in Samoa turned to tragedy when a flash flood swept six people away.
Accident compensation officials have backed down and agreed to finance surgery for a young man injured in an avalanche - but only after a lawyer laid out the evidence.
Last year the burden of being runaway minor premiers hung around the Breakers' necks like a festering albatross as they trudged through their final few meaningless regular-season games.