LATEST: Storm moves down country, ripping off roofs in Auckland, felling trees in the Waikato and disrupting travellers in Wellington.
A West Auckland woman who accidentally shot her husband in the heart during an argument has avoided conviction.
A capsized fisherman spent an hour treading water in the sea off Motueka before being rescued.
Estranged husband of slain Wellington woman Mei Fan has appeared in court on murder charges.
Man convicted of bashing a young mother to death in a horrific attack in 1998 has lost his bid for parole.
A sports coach who was supposed to mentor a player shared a bed with her and encouraged her to cut her wrists.
Motorists in North Otago should prepare for a ''slow trip'' after a fatal collision on SH1 this morning.
Tour has made William and Kate into New Zealand's favourite family friends.
So Wills, Kate and George are gone, leaving us only with memories. Here are the best bits.
Number of dead in Korean ferry disaster expected to rise sharply owing to passing of time and cold of the sea.
Shares in Genesis Energy have listed on the NZX at $1.80, well above their $1.55 issue price.
Tax rates for KiwiSaver are too high and need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.
Scanning veins in the hand could become the biometric measure of choice.
Chuck a piece of cardboard her way and all will be okay? Um. No.
Transport officials are warning drivers to be careful on sodden roads as they head away for their Easter break.
They've been whipped by Cossacks and imprisoned for two years - but Pussy Riot won't stop their activism.
I understand a business needs to make money but can you not make that money the 362.5 days a year you're open?
It's dark outside when the guy with the machine gun gets on board our bus.
New Zealand's "can do" attitude is a world away from the American lifestyle of "gotta haves".
Customers stunned when they find missing 3-year-old "having a heyday" in a Bear Claw game.
The Alliance Group has finished commissioning its $25 million rendering plant.
The Electoral Commission has finalised the electoral boundaries for the next two elections.
Victor Vito knows he's running out of auditions, but the Canes No 8 insists he hasn't closed the door on All Blacks selection.