Community-led programmes to clean up dirty lakes and rivers will get a funding boost from the Government.
Former staff of the restaurant franchise Wagamama say they are tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket after its doors closed last month.
A Christchurch MP says eastern suburbs residents are concerned by the many armed police officers involved in a manhunt there.
A Wellington train conductor has been hailed as a hero for stopping a train in its tracks after a racist taunt between passengers turned nasty.
A man defamed by Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater has had the last laugh after purchasing the Whale Oil domain and taking over the website today.
Analysts say the escalating trade war between the US and China does create some worries for exporters here.
Spark says it will block extreme website 8chan if it resumes service, because it continues to host ''disturbing material'' following the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Some Arrowtown residents are frustrated their regional council is supporting research into wood-burner pollution while ignoring smokey burn-offs on farms.
Armed police in Christchurch are this morning continuing their manhunt for fugitive Liam Strickland.
All Black great Sir Brian Lochore has been remembered as "a great New Zealander, and a great mate" at his funeral service in Masterton today.
A person is dead following a car crash about 9.30pm tonight in Masterton.
Otago is the worst region in the country when it comes to failed Warrants of Fitness.
An Australian pilot and a Fijian child remain missing after a helicopter crash off Fiji's northern coast last Friday.
The charity Good Bitches Baking has been given a reprieve after it was earlier barred from boosting posts on Facebook and Twitter because of its name.
The immigration minister originally wanted to extend permanent residency to a greater number of family members following the mosque shootings, but could not get the change past Cabinet.
Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg has praised New Zealand's response to the Christchurch terror attack and commended the Prime Minister's "outstanding leadership and courage" in its wake.
The head of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care, Sir Anand Satyanand, has announced he is stepping down from the job, citing the workload required.
The coalition government has refused a NATO request to stay in Iraq to help rebuild Iraq's military institutions, saying New Zealand has "done its duty".
The ERO last year slammed the way schools and the Education Ministry were preparing for the introduction of the new digital technologies curriculum in 2020, a just-published report shows.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has released a draft strategy to recover yellow-eyed penguin populations, following a series of poor breeding seasons.