Jacinda Ardern has arrived at hospital to have her baby and Winston Peters is in charge of the country.
Schools are now looking overseas in search for woodwork and metalwork teachers as they struggle to fill vacancies with locally trained candidates.
There's good and bad news for stay-at-home bird spotters across the country.
Homeowners are being warned not to run the risk of under-insuring their homes in a bid to avoid paying for rising premiums.
The teenager who booked an Airbnb property for an alcohol-fuelled party in Dunedin last Saturday night has been kicked off the site.
The palliative care sector is warning a crisis for New Zealand's ageing population is imminent as not enough people are being trained in end-of-life care.
Water is the new gold in Otago and there is a mountain of work to bring water allocation in the area in line with the rest of the country before time runs out.
Paris is to unveil a newly built perimeter defences around the Eiffel Tower to protect against terror threats.
The Government is to block a bid to develop part of a coal mine, on conservation land, near Te Kuha in Buller.
Health Minister David Clark says he offered the acting chairman of the Counties Manukau District Health Board what he calls a "dignified exit'' from his role.
A small prison - rather than a mega-prison - will replace the deteriorating jail at Waikeria, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has announced.
A Hamilton dentist who has dealt with people who have performed DIY dentistry on themselves has launched a petition to improve the state of New Zealanders' teeth.
New figures show the Queenstown-Lakes district has the highest proportion of homes sold to people who didn't hold citizenship or resident visas in NZ.
The Office of the Ombudsman is being given new powers to conduct inspections of secure dementia units run by private providers.
Residents of the botched Bella Vista development have compared losing their homes to a funeral of a loved one.
A survey of 1800 people prescribed antidepressants has found only a handful were warned by doctors about the medication's potential withdrawal or addiction side-effects.
HNZ's chief executive Andrew McKenzie has apologised to state housing tenants whose lives were disrupted by evictions based on bogus meth levels.
Refugee communities have been set up around the country, including Invercargill and Dunedin, however language schools in those cities are struggling to find qualified teachers for new refugees.
The Government has proposed changes to work visas in response to concerns about the quality of education and study being used as a back door to residence.
The government is looking into whether it can extend ACC cover to victims of sexual harassment.