A Hamilton man who gave first aid to those critically injured in the Whakaari/White Island eruption has spoken of the horror of the tragedy.
At first it's only a plume of smoke and steam in the distance. But as the Westpac Rescue Helicopter gets closer to Whakaari/White Island, the extent of the eruption becomes clearer.
Family and friends of a missing White Island guide are praying desperately for his return from the volcano.
The brother of Hayden Marshall-Inman, the Whakatane man believed dead in the White Island eruption, says the family wants him brought home.
A young Whakatane man among those killed in the White Island eruption has been described as having the "kindest heart" and someone who would help pay for strangers' groceries.
Five people are dead, eight are missing and feared dead and 31 are injured after yesterday's double eruption on White Island / Whakaari.
A US tourist stood at the crater of White Island volcano minutes before it erupted, and has shared his terrifying experience in a series of messages and videos posted on social media.
Police say there are "no signs of life" on Whakaari/White Island, adding they believe anyone who could have been taken from the island alive was rescued at the time of yesterday's evacuation.
Figures in a new report suggest the number of children living in serious poverty is greater than the population of Dunedin.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand wants to ban what it is calling "bad boys" of the beach, and it's not dogs, drones, vehicles, or any of the usual suspects.
It's been a horror three days on our roads with 11 people dying, including three members of a visiting Malaysian family in Kaikoura and a child who was hit by a car in Waikato this afternoon.
Fisheries NZ has announced new squid fishing rules in the Auckland Islands. The subantarctic islands are profitable for the squid fishery, but also the main breeding ground of the vulnerable NZ sea lion. Laura Smith looks at the new rules.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith says a huge slip that has cut off his district could have a bigger economic impact than the washout of the Waiho Bridge earlier this year.
A Dunedin father battling a rare brain disorder is swapping prescription pills for a more holistic approach.
Polystyrene meat trays, cups and takeaway food containers are the next targets in the battle to phase out single-use plastics.
Coverage is slowly being restored to thousands of Spark customers in the South Island after floods caused a widespread outage last night and more bad weather is forecast for parts if NZ
The death of a woman, whose body has been found in a car on the West Coast, is being treated as homicide.
Several tourists are stranded at a campground in Whataroa on the West Coast, including some "terrified" freedom campers who narrowly escaped a rapidly rising river.