A person has died in a glider crash in mountainous terrain in the South Island.
Some of the sunken boats in Northland’s Tūtūkākā Marina could be refloated today and tomorrow.
The New Zealand-led project has been building a device that can be sent below the ice to precisely measure super-cooled water.
A rare D Class historic steam locomotive is being restored to its former glory and is back in Southland after more than a century away.
People are being urged to be vigilant after toxic algae was discovered in a fourth Southland river.
It is possible the Tongan volcanic eruption could lead to a slightly cooler winter and possibly beautiful sunsets in the southern hemisphere this winter.
Every suburb in the country recorded an increase in median house price values last year, including one where house prices jumped by more than $650,000.
Cyclone Cody is still causing some swells around New Zealand, with people urged to remain out of the water on central North Island’s east coast beaches.
It has been a milestone day on the country’s Covid-19 vaccine calendar with four-month booster bookings open and the first primary school children receiving a paediatric dose.
Online bookings for Covid-19 vaccine boosters open, while the Ministry of Health has altered the advice for some at-risk populations.
Fire and Emergency is warning hot windy weather in the Far North may lead to flare ups in the month-old blaze burning near Waiharahara.
A group of leading health professionals are pushing for the government to be better prepared for an outbreak of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
State Highway 45 in South Taranaki is closed as police investigate the scene of a crash that killed one man this morning.
Water restrictions have been issued throughout Southland after a spate of warm weather.
Three women accused of flouting Covid-19 restrictions by travelling to Auckland the same weekend as an anti-lockdown protest in October are heading to trial.
Warmer sea temperatures and a changing climate could be what is causing more ocean-borne bites, stings and rashes, a marine scientist says.
A person has died after a serious crash on State Highway 6 near Wānaka Airport.
Covid-19: Omicron outbreak would push New Zealand back to red traffic light setting, says Jacinda Ardern
The government would look to move into a red traffic light setting if Omicron was spreading in the community, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
There have been 16 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the community, and 42 cases reported in managed isolation and quarantine facilities (MIQ).
A New Zealand Defence Force Hercules is to fly to Tonga today and will carry aid for the country’s immediate needs after the massive volcanic eruption, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
As the country braces for an Omicron outbreak, Jacinda Ardern is marking the commencement of paediatric vaccinations and the first day of booster bookings.
Hundreds of unvaccinated firefighters can no longer respond to emergency calls, and those gaps will have to be plugged from elsewhere, fire service figures say.
An anti-vax GP has lashed out at a trainee doctor who raised concerns about misinformation in patient notes.
Police said a 63-year-old man was arrested in relation to a breach of bail conditions following an event in Christchurch earlier this month.
New Zealand is not in a good position to brave an Omicron outbreak because vaccination for children has only just begun and the booster roll-out is in early stages, a Covid-19 modeller says.
Some Northland boat owners are furious there was no tsunami sirens or texts before large waves smashed into the Tūtūkākā Marina, sinking a number of boats on Saturday evening.
The huge eruption of the undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai left Tonga’s capital resembling a moonscape, New Zealand Acting High Commissioner in Tonga says.
Doctors and nurses are stocked up and bracing for an influx now that close to half a million tamariki can get a special paediatric dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
A top secret World War II operation involving New Zealanders and aimed at disrupting the occupying Japanese Army is now detailed in a new book.
The tsunami warning issued in New Zealand following the Tonga volcanic eruption has been cancelled.
Significant work will be required to fix the Tūtūkākā Marina, which was severely affected by strong surges after a massive eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga.
The eruption of underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai has had a significant impact on the environment beyond the tsunami felt in Tonga.
Cyclone Cody is set to track far east of the East Cape tomorrow, and MetService is advising the risk of heavy rain has diminished.
Police have arrested a man over the aggravated robbery and burglary of a pharmacy in Oamaru two days ago.
Watch live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses situation in Tonga following volcanic eruption, tsunami
There are no official reports of injuries or deaths in Tonga, but communication with the island is very limited, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
A family whose village is one of the closest in the world to the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano is anxiously awaiting news from fellow residents of Nomuka Island.
The border worker who was yesterday reported as Covid-19 positive has been confirmed to have the Omicron variant.
Strong surges in the Far North that accumulated from remnants of a cyclone and Tonga’s volcanic eruption prompted evacuations and caused boats to sink overnight.
Civil Defence has been monitoring conditions along parts of the North Island coast for ocean surges associated with Tonga’s volcanic eruption.
Research by a University of Otago student has found huhu grubs have a higher percentage of protein than beef and lamb.
Parts of New Zealand are also under tsunami warning after a violent eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai underwater volcano in Tonga this afternoon.
With New Zealand still being in the early stages of its booster rollout, it is more vulnerable to the impact of Omicron, Professor Michael Baker says.
Crews from seven fire trucks have been dealing with a small blaze at the New Zealand International Convention Centre at SkyCity in central Auckland.
A person is dead and another has been critically injured after incidents in Auckland waters this afternoon.
All constabulary staff, authorised officers and recruits must have had their first shot by the end of the weekend and police expect to stand down a small number of staff on Monday.
Former Dunedin resident Mark Parry reckons he had the ”stupidest” job in Australia on Thursday.
The name of a 46-year-old woman who died after an altercation in the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton earlier this week has been released.
The government is trying to get 14 people into managed isolation, who missed out in the recent lottery because their identities could not be verified.
The festival to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Tiger will go ahead next month.
Lighting open air fires is being banned in parts of Otago from today, due to an extreme fire danger forecast over the weekend.
Police believe they have established the identity of the person whose remains were found in Diggers Valley, in Kaitaia, on Monday.
There have been 29 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today and 25 new cases in managed isolation and quarantine facilities.
A man and his three children who went missing in September in coastal King Country are missing again.
A ward at one of Auckland’s largest resthomes has been closed, after a caregiver tested positive for Covid-19.
The first tranche of 100,000 vouchers for Auckland attractions will be distributed today.
The Immigration and Protection Tribunal will decide if the kickboxer, who arrived 19 years ago using another person’s passport, will be sent back to the Czech Republic.
There were two deaths after accidents in Waikato yesterday.
Tairāwhiti officials are preparing for a worst-case scenario for Cyclone Cody, which is predicted to hit late Sunday.
A person has died after being trapped under a truck in Pōkeno, south of Auckland.
Most commuter trains will resume running in Auckland from Monday as KiwiRail wraps up an unprecedented work on the city’s rail network.
TranzAlpine train journeys between Christchurch and Greymouth have resumed, after a five-month break because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
One person has died after a serious crash on State Highway 1 north of Auckland.
Police have named 35-year-old Lele He as the man who was killed in a homocide in Albany on Wednesday morning.
Singh has once again topped the list of the most common family names for babies born in New Zealand.
Today is the deadline for Fire and Emergency staff and some police officers to have had two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Six Auckland night club and bars have been listed as locations of interest over the past two days, with patrons considered close contacts.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man in Auckland’s Mt Roskill late last year, with another man still being sought by police.
There have been 18 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, with 43 cases in MIQ.
Ministerial emails released to RNZ reveal that a concerned colleague emailed officials about what they had seen and heard from the anti-vax doctor.
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More than 100 people charged after year-long operation targeting dirt bike and street racing offenders
Counties Manukau police launched Operation Whakatika at the beginning of 2021 and followed up on reports of dirt bike activity and illegal street racing.
Gisborne businesses have experienced a downturn in profits this summer after the popular New Year’s Eve festival Rhythm and Vines was postponed until Easter weekend.
Campers and residents along the East Coast are being told to prepare as remnants of Cyclone Cody track towards the North Island.
International students stuck overseas are pleading for clarity about when they can come to New Zealand.
The government set the rollout date at 17 January before Christmas yet some parents may find they are turned away from health providers that are not ready to vaccinate children.
An experienced ACC lawyer is urging the corporation to review the way it assesses claims for people with work-related terminal cancer.
The two-way quarantine-free travel bubble lasted just three months in 2021. Since then, the island nation has vaccinated close to 100 percent of its eligible population, paving the way for today’s reconnection.
A Dunedin woman says a $187 Christmas shopping trip to Kmart in Invercargill has prevented her getting a mortgage for urgently needed repairs on her home.
Minister for Building and Construction Poto Williams said more houses were being built than any government since the 1970s, with consent numbers having “more than tripled in the last decade”.
A train and a car have collided in Oamaru’s Thames St this afternoon and a person has been hospitalised with serious injuries.
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A 43-year-old man has appeared in court this afternoon charged with the murder of a Christchurch woman.
A recording from the Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park is being analysed to determine if it is the South Island kōkako.
A cyclist has died following a crash in Te Aroha, in Waikato.
A Kaiapoi doctor caught handing out fake vaccine exemptions has been fined by the Ministry of Health.
The Covid Tracer App notifications for some people who were at a location of interest have recently been delayed by a day.
Sir Rod Stewart’s New Zealand tour – scheduled for April – will not go ahead due to the country’s travel and border restrictions, promoters say.
There are 28 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand – including just nine cases in Auckland – and 13 new cases in MIQ.
Heavy rain coming for east coast of North Island, swimmers warned of strong rips and large surging waves
Cyclone Cody is anticipated to strike the North Island this weekend, bringing with it severe wind, rain and swells to the East Coast.
Covid-19 is not just a “mild infection” for our tamariki, according to a new international study on children who caught the virus.
More than 307 million Covid-19 cases have been confirmed since the pandemic began, with countries now breaking records for daily case numbers as leaders struggle to keep the new variant at bay.
Having takeaways at least twice a week or a quick bet could now, quite literally, stop you getting a home loan, Dunedin mortgage brokers are warning.
Greenstone Entertainment chief executive Amanda Calvert says the international artists were “not willing to spend 10 days in a managed quarantine facility”.
The National Party says it’s no wonder the health workforce is burnt out with most District Health Boards missing the agreed deadline to improve safe staffing.
The person was believed to be fishing near the river mount before attempting to cross the water.
Police were called to reports of an assault in New Brighton at 10.40pm.
Brian Tamaki’s Destiny Church and the Freedoms and Rights Coalition have taken up residence in a central Christchurch park – and they’re not doing it quietly.
Since 2015 there have been more than 250 reported incidents of contraband being lobbed over prison gates.
The earthquake hit 25km east of Stratford late last night.
Emergency services were called to a Papatoetoe address around 5.15pm. The child was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died a short time later.