Man had 5 shots, wine and 18 bourbon mixes, but mate believes magic mushroom killed him.
A well-known Golden Bay artist has likely lost his "whole life's work" in a fire that razed his Takaka home to the ground.
Batten down the hatches in the north - heavy, thundery showers are forecast.
WATCH: Three people who have tried to combat child abuse front up.
This is the Auckland ex-state house that world media has made the poster child for global property insanity.
At 230kg, Blenheim man Kevin Williams needs a mobility scooter and there are no suitable state homes.
Secret notes traded between lovers accused of murder are read in court.
Exclusive video from inside the Explorer of the Seas, home to more than 5000 people.
A white Chicago officer has been charged with murdering a black teenager.
Don't want to pick up your pets' poo? Now you don't have to, thanks to a novel business idea.
As companies rush to dominate the digital assistant market, debate continues over whether they should be sassy a woman or a machine.
TV meteorologists have pretty strict dress codes, and this NZ$35 number seems to fit the bill perfectly.
Pre-empt the festive excesses with this white bean and vege dip, and a punchy silverbeet salad.
A woman dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy - a moment her family will remember forever.
Making your home a smart one won't just make your life easier - it can boost value when it's time to sell.
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson will be the star attraction at a gala dinner in January.
The original hit puzzle from Tim Parker sets the standard for all daily crosswords. Clues and themes are served up fresh daily in this classic puzzle.
Chairman John Wilson says he supports the view that prices would lift in the first half of next year.
Bindi Irwin has dad to thank for stepping closer to winning the US version of Dancing with the Stars.
Celebrities always seem to be on holiday. Check out some of their top travel pictures of the week.
Surely this money needs to be spent on housing, clothing and feeding our nation.
Kiwis living overseas are prouder and more positive about New Zealand than those living here.
A tiny tabby kitten hitched a ride in the wheel of the SPCA boss' motorcycle.
When you are earning over NZ$450 million a year it's feasible that you have miscellaneous Rolls-Royces lying around.