One of the key suspects in a sophisticated drug syndicate was allowed to flee New Zealand for fear of jeopardising the covert investigation which led to a record-breaking $190 million haul.
Supermarket shoppers at three Dunedin Countdown stores can now buy some Lotto tickets from self-service checkouts as well as from those operated by staff.
Gale-force winds battered Auckland last night, littering the city with fallen trees and cutting power to tens of thousands.
The Reserve Bank has just lifted the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 3.25 per cent.
It's 21 years since her father was beaten to death - and Ceilla Govind can't believe shopkeepers are still being killed while they work.
Parts of Northland and Auckland have received a month's worth of rain since Sunday, and more is expected to fall tonight.
Some months ago the All Blacks set their sights on becoming the most dominant side in history.
Even by first game of the season standards, this was an ugly, wart-ridden test that had a save-all redeeming feature in that the the All Blacks won it.
As flames engulfed the crashed car, firefighter Buddy Harwood knew an explosion was only minutes away.
Car rental companies and airlines could do more to advise tourists about driving in New Zealand, and Kiwis could also show more appreciation behind the wheel, a visiting American couple say.
Lydia Ko has had another strong tournament on the LPGA Tour, finishing in a share of fourth place at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Ontario, Canada.
Prime Minister John Key says National would have refused to accept some votes of Act MP John Banks had he not said he would quit Parliament.
Goodwill shown by the Putaruru community overwhelmed police during today's search for a missing toddler.
The abiding memory of New Zealand's home series triumph against the West Indies was the thud of Ross Taylor's bat creating history.
The tragic death of a 1-year-old girl has become the subject of a murder inquiry and family members have hired a lawyer.
The downfall and disgrace of John Banks may have seemed the story of the week. But the Epsom MP was already history - ancient history, in fact.
Never mind the postcard - today's young Kiwi travellers are constantly connected to their friends and family back home. Andrew Laxon, of the New Zealand Herald, asks if this is always a good thing.
One of a series of new New Zealand short films has had the Royals treatment, writes Lydia Jenkin, of the New Zealand Herald.
Mark Craig thinks he's done all he can to secure a test debut in the West Indies.
John Banks can never escape his past, John Armstrong says.