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.
Public disapproval fuels New Zealand's risk-averse stance on genetic modification, but frustrated researchers say the world has moved on. Chris Barton, of The New Zealand Herald, reports.
Bank mortgage rates fell yesterday just minutes after Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard slashed the official cash rate 1.5% to 5%.
A second ACC blowout could hit wage earners in the pocket and put a serious dent in the pocket of taxpayers.
A father whose suspicions were aroused by a person allegedly posing as a hospital employee has been praised for taking action that may have prevented a baby being snatched.
Andy Moles figuratively took out his pen yesterday and drew a fresh line beneath the words "New Zealand team".
William Curtis, the father of the two brothers who murdered Nia Glassie, will stand trial this week for abuse of the Rotorua toddler.
A pilot has described fearing for his life and those of his passengers after a woman attacked him with a knife in an attempt to hijack a flight between Blenheim and Christchurch, it was reported in court.
It was a day every airline chief plans for meticulously but hopes will never happen - an aircraft down with little chance of survivors.