Temperatures at Mt Ruapehu's crater lake Te Wai a-moe have been rising in step with an increase in volcanic tremors, indicating a state of minor unrest at the mountain.
A New Zealand woman has won a $28.8 million payout after her hand was crushed on a cruise ship.
There has been a surge in prison suicides and attempted suicides by inmates over the months in which Corrections struggled to contain a ballooning prison population.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will give birth at Auckland Hospital when her time comes and the first glimpse of the baby will be as she leaves to return home.
New Zealand's dismal cancer statistics have been highlighted in a global index, putting the country proportionally second worst for new cases.
Deposed Australian cricket captain Steve Smith cried for four days over the ball tampering scandal, he has revealed in a rare public appearance.
A four-year-old girl who had been in a car when it was stolen has been found safe, police say.
All Blacks loose forward Liam Squire is free to play in the test series against France after being cleared of a striking charge in the Highlanders' win over the Hurricanes on Friday night.
The Hurricanes face a tough task to beat the Highlanders tonight, as the southern men boast a formidable record at home.
Methamphetamine was found in the offending vehicle that killed three people in a crash last month.
NZME's Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport will team up with TVNZ for exclusive live coverage rights of Team New Zealand's America's Cup defence in Auckland.
Spark is contacting 135,000 ex-customers in an attempt to give them money back.
A video showing a police officer punching a 13-year-old boy in the ribs as he lies on the ground while being subdued has prompted the boy's father to make an official complaint.
Coach Stephen Kearney is at a loss to explain why the Warriors continue to struggle to match the passion and physicality of visiting sides after last night's 30-10 defeat to South Sydney.
They've put four more points on the board, but there's something not quite right with the Highlanders at the moment, the Herald's Niall Anderson writes.
External exams would be scrapped for the first year of NCEA under proposals unveiled today.
Clarke Gayford has revealed he's been forced to tone down his social media behaviour after being smeared as the subject of a false rumour campaign.
Trapped for three days under the hot sun and badly injured after falling in a US desert, a Kiwi hiker prepared for death, thinking "nobody's going to know I'm missing".
BNZ's online and mobile banking apps are working again after a major "unscheduled outage" earlier on Saturday brought down the bank's main systems.
People who attack paramedics would automatically be jailed under tough new laws to be debated by Parliament.