A parliamentary select committee meeting collapsed this morning with Labour and National MPs blaming each other for the mess and wasting submitters’ time.
Helloworld in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will require scooter-riding staff to wear helmets out of health and safety concerns and is giving hundreds away to the public.
A total fire and equipment ban in the Nelson area has put up to 240 forestry contract workers out of jobs and closed two sawmills, with more closures threatened.
The Government will deliver a 'wellbeing' Budget on May 30, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says - the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
Fifty-five patients from across Hawke's Bay now face HIV and hepatitis tests.
The curious case of the burgled professor is no closer to being resolved, as a year-long police investigation wrapped up with an inconclusive result.
A 95-year-old Kaikohe man whose beloved pet had to be put down just six weeks ago after a vicious dog attack has now himself been attacked by dogs.
The unprecedented Tasman bush fire remains uncontained and flared up again overnight, reminding firefighters that it is "still the boss".
Fire bosses are revisiting all 80 illegal fires lit across Northland since fire restrictions were imposed in December as scorching weather and a sky-high fire risk look set to continue.
Kiwis are being warned to look out for romance scams this Valentine's Day after a farmer was conned out of $1.2 million.
Vaping of high concentration causes the same toxic damage to lung cells as traditional cigarettes, a new study has found.
There's a new opposition in town for the Black Caps, but for now, focusing on Bangladesh's strengths and weaknesses is not their initial concern.
Hamish Bond has missed out on the chance to represent NZ at the upcoming track world championships in Poland - and admits he's not happy about it.
First Cadbury cut the size of its family chocolate block, now family favourites Wine Gums and Jet Planes are also getting the chop.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is refusing to say whether any Huawei issues have come up through diplomatic channels, or whether there has been any political blowback from China.
Waikato police have issued a stark reminder for tradies carrying unsecured items in their vehicles after a head-on crash on the outskirts of Hamilton.
Kiwi Newshub reporter Aziz Al-Sa'afin was viciously beaten at the weekend in a homophobic attack which left him thinking he "was going to die".
They're not a common sight on modern train tracks - steam engines.
Diplomatic links with China appear to have plummeted to a new low as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is given the cold shoulder by Beijing and a major tourism promotion is postponed by the superpower.
Reese Witherspoon has given a Queenstown eatery the kind of publicity money can't buy, with a major shout out on her Instagram.