Today's crash near Wanaka Airport follows a series of serious and fatal helicopter crashes in recent years.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand politics has hit a new low in the wake of the Jami-Lee Ross tape saga and his public feud with National Leader Simon Bridges.
The MP Simon Bridges disparaged as "f***ing useless" on a secret tape release by Jami-Lee Ross says hearing the criticism was "pretty devastating".
A man has been charged with the murder of King Cobras gang member Luke Riddell, who was killed at a rural Canterbury property at the weekend.
Paula Bennett has declared Jami-Lee Ross is "not bloody bringing us down" and described women who had personal relationships with the rogue MPs as "victims" who were getting National Party support.
Members of the public are being warned not to buy knock-off Mongrel Mob clothing that is currently sold on an overseas website.
A father has been jailed for life, with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years, after inflicting a violent death on his nine-month-old daughter.
The Government has tweaked its plans to collect GST on online shopping to avoid Kiwi paying more for products, accounting firm EY says.
Chalk up 'baby holding' as one of the more unusual reasons Tim Southee has been on the sidelines for the start of the cricket season.
Former Hurricanes flanker Blade Thomson has been fast-tracked into the Scotland rugby squad for their autumn internationals.
The women's Black Sticks top goal scorer Anita McLaren has announced her retirement.
The gloves came off in the fight between National leader Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross after the latter made good on his promise to lay a police complaint.
National leader Simon Bridges has apologised to Maureen Pugh, a list MP he called "f***ing useless", and says ousted MP Jami-lee Ross is "a liar" and "a terrible person".
YouTube is back up and running after a two hour-long worldwide outage today.
NZ First leader Winston Peters says bringing up the marital status of former National MP Jami-Lee Ross is a “vicious” tactic that shows National has no substantive defence against the MP's allegations.
A teacher who slapped a boy in the face in a "kneejerk reaction" has been sacked by the school and censured by a disciplinary tribunal, but will be allowed to teach again.
A vast "wine lake" of 100,000 litres of Gewürztraminer is currently waiting to be sold at a Poverty Bay vineyard, which has gone into receivership.
Kiwi director Sir Peter Jackson's World War 1 film has received five-star reviews after premiering in London.
Don Brash will give his speech to Massey University students today, more than two months after the university cancelled it citing security concerns.
Michael Christopher Flavell was a "gentle giant" - a tall, large man who loved company, but died alone.