Frustration is at boiling point as Haast locals prepare for their sixth day without power, leaving only a few businesses left with a working generator.
Increases in the minimum wage and superannuation kick in tomorrow, along with several measures aimed to help businesses.
More than 90 percent of public submissions oppose the euthanasia bill currently going through parliament.
A deaf South African man who was given a second chance to stay in New Zealand after kidnapping a six-year-old girl went on to indecently assault a second victim.
Repairs to the flood-damaged Waiho Bridge on the West Coast will take longer than initially predicted.
Four people died in two separate car crashes in the North Island last night.
People in Westland are feeling letdown after further delays were announced for the rebuild of Waiho Bridge.
Fashion retailer Hallenstein-Glassons has lifted sales and profit amidst difficult summer trading conditions here and across the Tasman.
In the first four months of its existence, the ministry responsible for KiwiBuild spent just shy of $5 million on external consultants and contractors. Meanwhile half of Wanaka KiwiBuild homes remain unsold.
Police say there was no way they could have predicted Paul Wilson would commit a second murder just hours after being stopped at a checkpoint.
The government intends to introduce legislation next week to prohibit the purchasing of military-style guns, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
A Palmerston North teacher is urging white supremacist signs around the city be taken down as schools note more students being vocal in opposing hate speech in the wake of the 15 March attacks.
Lorde is part of a massive lineup of artists set to perform at two benefit concerts raising money for those affected by the Christchurch terror attack at two mosques.
A wastewater treatment plant at Lake Hawea has been breaching its resource consent for seven years, polluting surrounding land with excess levels of nitrogen.
The New Zealand Transport Agency was warned two days before the Waiho Bridge was wrecked that works upstream could make the bridge unstable.
Residents say floodwaters have washed away a lifeline for their community after torrential rain battered the West Coast for two days.
A University of Otago student residence is facing criticism that it failed to deal with multiple cases of sexual harassment, masquerading as "traditions" in some cases.
As recently as last year, New Zealand First MP Ron Mark boasted in Parliament about having repeatedly obstructed attempts to bolster gun control, describing such legislation as "rubbish" and ...
An extra 40 staff are needed at KiwiRail's Hutt workshop as the industry's workload ramps up, and this may benefit Dunedin's Hillside workshops too.
Police officers in the country will continue to carry firearms following the Christchurch mosque attacks, but the police commissioner can assure it "won't go on forever".