Summer may be officially over but there's still some heat to come for parts of the South this week.
Young people are being turned away from bars and bottle stores because staff don't recognise new-look identity cards.
Secondary school teachers will strike next month if an agreement on pay and working conditions cannot be reached.
Twenty-year-old Campbell Stewart has claimed his first elite rainbow jersey after victory in the omnium on the fourth day of the UCI Track World Championships in Poland.
In five years, scientists have detected more than 130 new types of illicit drugs entering the country.
Waikato shearer Emily Welch won the first Golden Shears event for women yesterday - after pushing organisers to include women at the 59th championships in Masterton.
A record-breaking number of visitors have started to descend on Wellington, as the capital braces for its busiest weekend to date.
Developers are scrambling to keep big projects on track with leading builder Arrow International in strife and subcontractors abandoning its construction sites.
A young woman has become the fourth person to contract measles in Canterbury in less than a week.
An online game said to encourage children to self-harm is likely a hoax, but that hasn't stopped agencies in New Zealand and overseas sounding the alarm.
Serial rapist Malcolm Rewa, who was last week found guilty of murdering Susan Burdett, will appeal his conviction.
After "tragic" losses at the only mainland northern royal albatross colony during breeding last year, things are looking positive with 29 chicks hatched this summer. But don't count your albatross...
All frontline officers in Canterbury have been told to carry firearms until further notice.
Hot on the heels of Lime e-scooters being pulled from Dunedin streets Christchurch City councillors have voted to allow Lime to expand its fleet in the city.
A decision on Lime scooters' return to Dunedin streets is expected in the coming days.
Award-winning political journalist Corin Dann is to replace Guyon Espiner on RNZ's flagship programme Morning Report.
A measles outbreak has been confirmed in Canterbury.
A court has ruled collapsed company Mainzeal traded while insolvent for nine years and has held some of the directors, including ex-PM Jenny Shipley, liable for $36m for letting it happen.
A new report has found that the majority of Kiwi kids are flourishing, but some still face significant challenges.
A farm safety group is warning the agricultural sector could face greater regulation if it fails to lift its poor health and safety record.