The SPCA says birds are showing up in Wellington either distressed or dead after being decorated with tinsel, rings and other items.
The occupants of six houses in the Dunedin suburb of St Clair remain out of their homes, three weeks after being evacuated due to a slip in the area.
A trust protecting one of the world's rarest penguin species says its local population is at crisis point.
New Zealand's apple growers fear a bumper crop coupled with a shortage of workers could mean some of the summer harvest is lost.
Tenants at a movie complex in central Wellington are still waiting to find out how long the building will be out of action.
Travellers between Queenstown and Cromwell are being warned to allow for roadworks and delays over the next two months.
A Kiwi is among the ex-Credit Suisse bankers charged over a major scandal involving bribes and kickbacks from $NZ3 billion in loans to fund sham projects in Mozambique.
The New Years' Day tobacco price hike has dairy and shop owner more worried than ever about robberies and violence toward them.
The number of NZ Post buggy crashes tripled last year, with almost 250 reported incidents, including two that led to serious injuries.
A chopper pilot who had a close encounter with a drone in Auckland's CBD on New Year's Eve says its operator was playing with people's lives.
A Christchurch City councillor is taking action to address growing concerns about boy racers in the city.
Suzie Bates has been named captain of the International Cricket Council's women's world one-day team of the year.
The Government says work under way to develop roadside drug testing may supercede the objective of a petition launched in Nelson.
Japanese farmers are set to compete with cheaper agricultural products imported from NZ and Australia as the first tariff cuts under the re-jigged Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal take effect.
Police in Western Australia are searching for a New Zealand man who hasn't been seen for almost a month.
Fatigue is believed to have caused a crash on the Wellington motorway near Johnsonville that killed a motorcyclist early this morning where the car was driving south in the northbound lanes of State Highway 1.
An Australian woman has complained to the United Nations that New Zealand is denying her the right to challenge the Department of Conservation's higher hut fees for non-citizens.