As they prepared to leave their wedding reception, Quiong Mao should have got into the car with his bride. Instead, he offered to drive home a guest who had had too much to drink and agreed he would meet his new wife, Yan Liu, at their home.
The Commerce Commission says mobile phone users are probably paying "significantly" too much for calls.
A challenging rescue was under way near Waitomo last night after a woman became trapped in an underground cave with a suspected broken hip and smashed mouth following an 8m fall.
Strategic Finance investors should get all of their principal back in a moratorium arrangement being drafted by management, the company's chief executive, Kerry Finnigan, said this week.
Carmakers are expected to tell New Zealanders if they want new cars, they have little time left before prices go up.
Lender GE Money has told investors in failed finance company Blue Chip to pay up or it will sell their homes.
Prime Minister Helen Clark says if the economic downturn bites hard, the large number of short-term work permits issued to foreign workers plugging gaps in the workforce would not be renewed.
The body of a 15-year-old found dead in Kerikeri on Sunday was lying behind the house of a man who played her father in a pantomime.
Dairy giant Fonterra is facing a threat of industrial action by thousands of employees, and last-ditch mediation is planned for next week.
The Maori Party wants a $500 tax-free payment to pensioners and poverty-stricken families with children to help them get through the Christmas period, but says there should be checks, otherwise there is the potential for abuse.
Power, politics and the plummeting fortunes of the rich and famous dominate this special season of Eating Media Lunch.
Each year, MetService aims to detect and warn of at least 75% of all significant wind, rain or snow events.
As the economic recession hits household spending during the Christmas season, people are expected to shun the shopping malls and hunker at home for the holidays.
In the wake of the Prime Minister slipping and falling while going walkabout in a Christchurch shopping mall, those of unkind mind have noted the same thing happened to John Howard in the lead-up to last year's Australian election.
Police have gone to China to make inquiries in the case of a man granted New Zealand citizenship by ministerial prerogative despite two ongoing investigations here into possible fraud and money laundering.
The New Zealand Transport Agency agency wants to ban parking on grass verges in 50km zones. A proposed change would make it illegal to park a vehicle on grass or garden areas bordering any urban road.
Labour has pulled back from a "neutron bomb" blast against the National leader John Key over his alleged knowledge of a notorious 1980s white-collar crime.
Two brothers accused of murdering toddler Nia Glassie appeared to cry as their mother gave evidence at their trial.
Prime Minister Helen Clark was so concerned about Winston Peters' lobbying for Owen Glenn to become honorary consul to Monaco she told the Foreign Affairs Department to let her know if it happened again, The New Zealand Herald understands.
Home ownership levels are being picked to rise as interest rates fall and borrowers enjoy savings of about $7000 a year on their mortgages.