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.
Junior hospital doctors will strike in two weeks in a bid to get better employment protection.
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.
The Salvation Army has handed out more than 14,000 food parcels in this year's annual Christmas appeal and expects the number will continue to climb.
Farmers and business owners in Otago are still picking up the pieces after November's floods.
A private island north of Nelson city has gone on the market for $16 million.
The downward trend of cycle deaths shows public awareness campaigns about safe cycling are starting to work, the Automobile Association (AA) says.
A Southland port is being eyed as a potential hub for cruise ships to visit.
The death of a 17-year-old boy, whose vehicle plunged off a bridge yesterday, has hit the community hard, says the Mayor of Whanganui.
Authorities in Central Otago have introduced a new regime to tackle freedom campers as "a small city" of visitors descends on the area.
A bee farmer is demanding compensation from New Zealand Post after queen bees were "cooked" while being couriered.
The police in the Western Bay of Plenty are trying to find the rightful owner of more than 500 avocados.
Police are offering immunity against prosecution on a 30-year-old missing person case.