While the government is working through plans to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis at or before the 2020 election, Simon Bridges says he would probably vote against it.
Motorists around Queenstown are facing increasing traffic delays with some saying it can take 50 minutes to drive less than 20 kilometres.
Schools are illegally refusing to enrol children by saying their classrooms are too full or insisting on permanent addresses for families in emergency housing.
The ban is among initiatives rolled out by the Buller District Council to help it cope with freedom camping.
A man attempted to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge on a Lime electric scooter today.
The first ever direct air service will be trialled between Invercargill and Auckland next year.
Guyon Espiner is stepping down from RNZ's Morning Report presenter role next year in a series of radio presenter changes.
A little penguin expert is calling for a ban on dogs being allowed on large stretches of New Zealand's coastline, after becoming frustrated with the number of dog attacks on the endangered birds.
The Government is responding to dozens of synthetic drug-related deaths in the last year by cracking down on suppliers and boosting funding for addiction treatment services.
A New Zealand citizen locked in detention has gone to Australia's highest court to break new legal ground that would protect Aborigines from deportation.
Animal activists are calling for a ban on greyhound racing, saying it is outrageous that 353 dogs were euthanised last season.
Air NZ and unions representing the company's engineers have reached an agreement, lifting the strike notice that threatened to disrupt travel for 120,000 customers in the lead-up to Christmas.
The environment watchdog is warning there are shortcomings in the tool that farmers use to manage the nutrients they put into their land which can end up damaging rivers and lakes.
Otago is a paradise for filthy students, filthy farmers and filthy freedom campers according to a new book by the authors of an infamous social media page.
Autopsies of the birds laid on the steps of Parliament during an anti-1080 protest in September show none died from the poison and one protected species had been shot.
A three-day Air New Zealand engineers' strike before Christmas could affect up to 100,000 travellers, a travel agent says.
More Kiwis and fewer overseas tourists are booking accommodation on New Zealand's Great Walks.
Grace Millane's death is a reminder of the huge amount of work that needs to be done to reduce violence directed at women in this country, says Jacinda Ardern.
The government is to reduce the ACC Work Levy which is paid by employers and self-employed people but other levies will remain at the same rate.
Urgent talks have begun between Air NZ and aviation engineers' unions to try to avert strike action planned in the run-up to Christmas.