The digger driver who was buried in a mammoth quarry landslide in Canterbury was operating without the proper certification.
After a barrage of bad news and tough-to-take events, the All Blacks have had a little relief on the injury front.
The captain of Samoa's rugby team has blown the whistle on his side's World Cup campaign, claiming some officials and team managers treated it as a "massive holiday" involving alcohol and mates.
Brazil have progressed to the semi-final of the Fifa U20 World Cup after beating Portugal 3-1 on penalties today in Hamilton.
Auckland's Vector Arena has been confirmed as the venue for Joseph Parker's world heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 10.
The New Zealand Breakers are rumoured to have found their replacement for injured point guard Ben Woodside.
Unemployment stats just out show that the New Zealand jobless rate is flat at 6.6 percent, with just a 0.1 percent increase in the latest quarter.
An illegal cobalt positive drug test is the one thing we had all hoped would not appear in New Zealand.
Experts believe the 1.75 per cent cut won't bring fixed term mortgage rates down and instead they are likely to head upwards.
The sparring continued between National and Labour yesterday as Phil Goff sought to discredit National's response to his 10 "vital statistics" attacking the Government's record.
New Zealand was not immune from the jitters that spread through markets today, as debt-laden Greece edged ever closer to a default and a potential exit from the eurozone.
An unbeaten century from Amy Satterthwaite has set up a 60-run White Ferns victory over Pakistan in the rain-affected second women's one-day international at Lincoln.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is rising from the political grave and is within a whisker of returning to Parliament with potential to hold the balance of power.
A harsh early winter is bringing more birds into our gardens this year, according to new figures from backyard bird-watchers across the country.
Any confidence and supply agreement between the Maori Party and National will be very different from the last one if the Maori Party holds the balance of power after tomorrow's election.