Telecom has pulled out of its "no sex over the rugby World Cup" campaign, saying it had misjudged public reaction.
The Wallabies cannot reclaim the Bledisloe Cup, though in one aspect of 2011 trans-Tasman rugby rivalry they reign supreme: the All Blacks' World Cup squad announcement tomorrow cannot hope to rival Australia's dramatic unveiling.
More than 900 quake-hit properties in Kaiapoi will need to be abandoned, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.
The parents of slain father of three Lee Ross McMurdo are desperate to find out what happened to their son, who had become involved in the drug world shortly before his violent death.
An under-strength New Zealand slipped to an 18-5 defeat at the hands of a resurgent South Africa in a Tri-Nations rugby match in Port Elizabeth today.
World-class protection was not enough to save Corporal Douglas Grant when he was shot through a gap in his armour in Afghanistan on Friday.
The body of New Zealand student Emily Longley will be brought home by her family this week for a public memorial service.
The snow may be fast disappearing but freezing temperatures and black ice on the roads are still a reminder that winter is not yet over.
A Special Air Service (SAS) soldier killed in Afghanistan on Friday has left behind a wife and young family.
Prime Minister John Key says he accepts full responsibility for the deployment of New Zealand troops in Afghanistan but he sees no need to end their service early after the death of an SAS soldier yesterday.
A Hamilton man was held captive for over an hour, repeatedly beaten, stripped of his clothing and gagged by a youth and four teenage girls, one as young as 13.
Prime Minister John Key is expecting employers to take "a generous view" towards staff who are unable to make it into work because of problems caused by the polar blast battering most of the country.
Four tourists spent spent last night stranded on the Lammerlaw Ranges in Central Otago after worsening weather forced the chopper in which they were travelling to land.
The bitterly cold southerly blast bringing snow to much of New Zealand, closing roads, some airports and cutting power to thousands, is close to a one in 50 year event, says MetService.
A former Gisborne man, released this week from a Balinese prison after serving a 13 month sentence for cocaine possession, said his accommodation was "five-star."
The man who killed Auckland taxi driver Hiren Mohini has been jailed for 15 years after he was found guilty of murder in a Chinese court.
The lower North Island is feeling the full force of this week's wintry blast, with heavy snow returning to Wellington with a vengeance late this afternoon, while the South Island continues to shiver.
School dropouts and young beneficiaries will be monitored and mentored under a new welfare policy aimed at getting them off the dole and into work.
Motorists are being urged to stay off the roads following blizzard-like conditions which have closed key routes in Dunedin and Otago.