The Salvation Army has handed out more than 14,000 food parcels in this year's annual Christmas appeal and expects the number will continue to climb.
Farmers and business owners in Otago are still picking up the pieces after November's floods.
A private island north of Nelson city has gone on the market for $16 million.
The downward trend of cycle deaths shows public awareness campaigns about safe cycling are starting to work, the Automobile Association (AA) says.
A Southland port is being eyed as a potential hub for cruise ships to visit.
The death of a 17-year-old boy, whose vehicle plunged off a bridge yesterday, has hit the community hard, says the Mayor of Whanganui.
Authorities in Central Otago have introduced a new regime to tackle freedom campers as "a small city" of visitors descends on the area.
A bee farmer is demanding compensation from New Zealand Post after queen bees were "cooked" while being couriered.
The police in the Western Bay of Plenty are trying to find the rightful owner of more than 500 avocados.
Police are offering immunity against prosecution on a 30-year-old missing person case.
Despite Statistics New Zealand releasing regional figures on monthly tourism spending, the government has no record of how many people are visiting the regions and where they are staying.
Christmas is a time for giving, but a public health expert says people aren't just receiving presents at this time of year.
Increasing sightings of wallabies around the edge of the Canterbury containment zone are prompting concern.
Pilots and air traffic controllers say New Zealand airports are already facing safety threats from drones, and more must be done to control their use.
Police have named the woman who died in a crash near Mt Cook, one of four people to have died on New Zealand roads this weekend.
International scammers are running large, slick operations to raid bank accounts.
Double-murderer Mark Lundy has asked the country's highest court for permission to appeal his convictions for killing his wife Christine and daughter Amber in 2000.
The sheep dubbed the world's cutest have given birth to their first lambs in New Zealand.
A leading Catholic secondary school is refusing to release details of its investigation into a sex abuse complaint involving a former Dunedin man.
The former US Open champion Michael Campbell is coming out of retirement to play in the New Zealand Golf Open in Queenstown in February.