Gasfitters are seeing a surge in customers wanting their gas systems checked after the explosion in Christchurch which levelled a house and damaged nine others.
A 4.1 quake off the lower North Island coast this morning was felt from Wellington to Whanganui.
An online crowd-funding campaign has been set up to raise money for people who flee Gloriavale Christian Community on the West Coast.
Volunteers who have done most of the clean-up work on the Fox River to date say they would not still be there, let alone racing against the clock, if the Government had acted sooner.
National Party leader Simon Bridges says he thinks the Greens' attack ad mocking his accent was "kinda funny" but shows they and the Government are under pressure.
A former police officer turned lawyer says the Government's proposed gun register is political grandstanding and will not make New Zealand safer.
From today, people who park off-road in some of Queenstown's outer suburbs will be fined, as part of a crackdown on damage to verges and infrastructure.
Local firefighters are describing electric vehicle battery fires as the ones that just don't go out, with risk of reignition several days after it's been extinguished.
More than 100 children in Oranga Tamariki care were harmed in the three months to March - and three-quarters of them were Māori.
A second confirmed case of measles affecting an infant has prompted health authorities to place 28 people in isolation.
A former child gang member, who fled to New Zealand to escape revenge by his former associates, could lose the right to protection because of his criminal past.
MetService is forecasting widespread fog for much of the morning again today after several flights were disrupted yesterday.
Greenpeace activists are climbing a multi-storey building in central Wellington to try to reach the headquarters of Austrian oil company OMV.
The wrath of social media might put off people from standing for council, local government leaders say.
A Waikouaiti woman says she feared being deported back to the UK after officials in Brisbane couldn't read her electronic visa.
The government is to establish a firearms register and make major changes to the licensing regime, in the second phase of gun law reforms.
A man with links to Christchurch has admitted taking millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a multi-billion dollar scandal that threatened to bankrupt the poor African nation of Mozambique.
At least five Northwood homes are uninhabitable after being severely damaged in a gas explosion in the Christchurch suburb.
A possible risk of in-flight break-up is the reason for the grounding of 21 sightseeing planes in New Zealand yesterday.
More international visitors seem to be skipping the North Island and heading straight to the South.