Firefighters say a scrub fire in Otahuhu, Auckland was started by an unattended umu pit in a backyard.
Young friends from neighbourhoods across Auckland are forming bike crews that battle each other AAA with music.
Prime Minister John Key has been booed off the stage at Auckland's Big Gay Out festival.
CCTV footage has emerged of a white sedan speeding away from the spot where a five-year-old girl was abducted in Palmerston North.
A woman has been treated for smoke inhalation after a large fire engulfed an abandoned house in the Auckland suburb of Flat Bush this afternoon.
Palmerston North police are working to identify a man who pulled a five-year-old girl into a white car and dropped her off two and a half hours later.
Prime Minister John Key is praising a crowd-funding project to buy back an Abel Tasman beach and has hinted at a small amount of funding from the Crown.
The Tauranga District Council says it will take action to stop copycats of a death-defying bridge jump at a popular water hole in McLaren Falls near Tauranga.
Russia's sale of $19 million-worth of weapons to Fiji is seen as an attempt by Moscow to gain a foothold in the Pacific.
The mother of an Auckland teenager killed after the rubbish truck she was working on plunged down a bank has spoken out for the first time since the incident.
It's the biggest game this southern town has ever seen - and Super Rugby champions the Highlanders were keen to put on a good show.
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Labour leader Andrew Little have had a playground spat over the impending closure of one Christchurch's schools.
Fire fighters are battling a fire at the McDonald's in Silverstream in Upper Hutt.
Shocking footage of dangerous drivers in south Auckland has emerged, and there's concern behaviour like it is on the increase.
Detectives who charged six people, including three New Zealand-born men, with murdering a missing Queensland pair continue to search for two others in connection to the alleged crime.
The refugee crisis in the Mediterranean is about to get much worse.
A 5-year-old girl who police say was "pulled into" a car in Parlmerston North this morning has been found alive and well.
This morning Duane Major, the man behind the Givealittle campaign to buy a beach in Abel Tasman National Park joined Paul Henry to discuss his ambitious plan.
Police Minister Judith Collins is backing police amid calls for a rethink in their pursuit strategy.
A large industrial building has been burned to the ground in a fire in Hawera overnight.
If you could find out whether you are likely to get cancer, and this is an 80 or 90 percent likelihood, would you want to know?
Jake Bailey almost didn't attend his prize-giving last year. He was due to give to give a speech as the head boy of his Christchurch school but decided last minute he couldn't do it.
Dotted around the Abel Tasman National Park are 800 bait stations -- each destined to wipe out thousands of wasps.
One person has been taken to Wellington Hospital with serious injuries following a fire in a pine forest.
The new technology means when a vehicle of interest from a previous drive-off enters the petrol station, they can prevent another occurring by putting the pump on prepay.
The Night Noodle Market in Hagley Park opened last night and proved very popular, almost too popular for some market-goers.
The New Zealand Government has announced it will be giving $500,000 to help Pacific Islands battling the Zika virus.
Sport is legendary for its strange initiation ceremonies, often involving practical jokes.
Family First have released a report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law which states that there has been no improvement.
Around 200 world gambling experts are gathering in Auckland this week, the biggest threat on their minds is now online betting rather than the old bogey, poker machines.
Police have launched a homicide inquiry after a man's body was found at a Northland property this evening.
Story went to catch up with the family to see how they coped during the week and we're live from their house with celebrity cook Annabelle White for the final meal of the challenge.
At her family's advice and expectation, she became an accountant but no one guessed she would find her true passion in a Central Otago paddock.
It is happy times at the Ministry of Education. It has just spent $20 million refurbishing its office, including a $2.5 million staircase.
Descendants of the winemakers gathered with connoisseurs to taste the 113-year-old Claret.
In the second part of our Newshub investigation into young criminals, we look at whether it's time to review the laws they're subject to.
Emergency services are assisting the rescue of two kayakers lodged in mud in the Waitemata Harbour near the Auckland suburb of Whenuapai.
Two lovers who plotted to kill one of their spouses are set to be sentenced for the murder.
The chief executive of the Ministry of Education is defending his new $2.6 million staircase dubbed the "stairway to heaven".
The man accused of the violent death of an elderly west Auckland woman can be named as Jaden Lee Stroobant.
A woman missing in Hunua, southeast of Auckland, has been reunited with her family, after being found alive.
The Black Caps have a reputation as the good sports of world cricket and Australia -- well, they are the world's best sledgers aren't they?
Mr Booth has a football field in his paddock. It's a natural ground and it's like a scene straight out of the film Field of Dreams.
Kiwi student Jen Byrn went on a relaxing holiday with friends to Tonga but she got more than she bargained for and made a frightening new acquaintance.
As Dorothy once famously said: "there's no place like home", and that is especially true for one Christchurch family.
A search for an armed man has prompted police to lock down a Hawke's Bay settlement as they search for him.
Record numbers of Chinese tourists are set to visit New Zealand this month, taking advantage of the two-week Chinese New Year break.
The glider pilot who fatally crashed on Saturday in north Otago has been named.
The tightknit community of Raglan is mourning the loss of one of their favourite sons.
Police are dealing with burglars as young as nine, with some young law-breakers hardened criminals by their early teens.
Steven Joyce's horror run has continued with the Prime Minister confusing him with Labour leader Andrew Little.
An 18-year-old Auckland teenager has spoken out after being confirmed as having the Zika virus.
15 people have drowned in NZ so far this year, Surf Life Saving CEO Matt Williams says swimmers need to understand the risks.
A Givealittle page has been set up for Westland High School after a fire yesterday severely damaged parts of the school.
New Zealand won't be playing tit for tat with the British government after the announcement of a new health charge that'll soon be imposed on Kiwis living in the UK.
One of the two men who interrupted Newshub reporter Kim Vinnell's live cross from Laneway has apologised.
A tragic day in New Zealand waters has lifeguards urging swimmers to take more care in the water.
Unless your head has been in the sand, you have probably heard about the fundraising drive to buy an Abel Tasman beach.
Auckland's Bethell's beach is beautiful, remote and has had its fair share of rescues but it's nothing compared to what the Bethells' lifeguards will soon experience on the Mediterranean Coast.
A group of Kiwi explorers are embarking on a remarkable journey to find what could be the longest cave in the Southern Hemisphere.