Air New Zealand ceases operating services to and from Kaitaia, Whakatane and Westport today.
An investigation is under way following the death of a child who was being transported for emergency treatment when a lift broke down at Starship children's hospital.
Prime Minister John Key says his pulling of a ponytail, which an Auckland waitress described as bullying, was just a case of him "horsing around".
Soaring property costs will mean more New Zealanders are likely to experience hardship in retirement.
A New Zealand citizen has been killed in an Islamic State rocket attack after he returned to Iraq to fight for the country's civilian army.
The Salvation Army has decided against buying state homes off the Government, a blow the Labour Party says is "hugely embarrassing".
A Kiwi nurse who recently returned from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has tested negative for the deadly virus.
Police have publicly apologised to the young women at the centre of the investigation into the Roast Busters scandal, after a report slammed their handling of the case.
The investigation into a former Wellington man found guilty of murder in Australia this week sparked inquiries from police into unsolved killings in New Zealand.
A much-anticipated return to surplus somehow metamorphoses into yet another unwelcome deficit; dairy prices slump ever lower; the New Zealand dollar keeps rising ever higher; the overheated Auckland property market makes the South Sea Bubble of the 1700s look like an exercise in financial probity.
Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ have announced they are going ahead with legal action against CallPlus and Bypass Network Services after the two companies said they would not back down on the issue of offering customers Global Mode - which gives easy access to overseas TV services where the content is blocked from New Zealand.
Vodafone's mobile network has been restored after a technical fault meant some customers had issues making calls.
The man credited with making the Rugby World Cup a success four years ago has embarked on a project to top them all - to bring the Fifa World Cup to New Zealand.
The Wellington Phoenix will finish in the A-League's top four and they have two weeks to ensure that achievement isn't remembered as the high point of their campaign.
Beloved New Zealand chef Dame Alison Holst is no longer cooking, even at home - one of the saddest parts of her decline into dementia, her family says.
Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has lit up the Indian Premier League, scoring a sensational century for his Chennai Super Kings side.
Drivers have admitted internet banking, writing Facebook posts and even playing games on their smartphones while behind the wheel.