Travellers urged to re-book Christmas season flights after Air NZ cancellations

The airline has cancelled 82 international flights over December and January.


'I just go to a dentist like anyone else' - Ardern to undergo wisdom tooth extraction

The Prime Minister said she's had issues with her wisdom teeth for a few years.

Auckland Tuatara player Ryan Costello dies, aged 23

The 23-year-old, who was in the Minnesota Twins organisation, arrived in Auckland last week.

Black Caps enforcer Neil Wagner excited to use Bay Oval wicket with 'some pace and bounce'

Mount Maunganui will host a Test for the first time this Thursday when the Black Caps face England.

Child riding bike critically injured after incident involving vehicle in Auckland

The accident happened on Gillies Ave in Epsom this afternoon.


Children's Commissioner urges Govt to take action on child poverty - 'We've got the money, now's the time'

Judge Andrew Becroft says 100,000 children remain disadvantaged in the current system.


Raw video: Moment tornado rips through Christchurch suburb sending roof panels flying

The footage captures the brief but damaging twister as it forms.

Amber-Rose Rush murder trial: Accused man offered victim's mum hug, place to stay, court hears

Former doctor Venod Skantha is on trial at the High Court in Dunedin.


Disturbing video shows US cop wrestling young quadruple amputee to the floor

A public defender representing the 15-year-old, said: "Men and women with badges and guns should not behave this way."


Christchurch tornado experience like 'reliving the earthquakes', eyewitness says

Timothy Lang was was left shaken up after initially thinking it was "just a storm coming through".

DHB offered 'seriously sub-optimal' care to pregnant woman whose baby was born with brain damage, report finds

A report from the Health and Disability Commissioner outlines the care provided to a woman.


Watch: Large waterspout spotted off Canterbury coast

The intense thunderstorm cell has now moved offshore.


New Zealand steps up response to measles outbreak in Samoa

A state of emergency has been declared in Samoa and at least 11 people have died.

Artificial intelligence project to help protect last 63 Māui dolphins backed by WWF New Zealand

An unmanned aerial vehicle will capture data on the dolphins and their habitat.


Watch: Apocalyptic looking rare meso-cyclone caught on camera over Christchurch

Two people have been hospitalised after wild weather struck Sydenham.

50 years of Network News: Our changing society

How our country has changed in the five decades we've had national news coverage.

Person dies in 'workplace incident' near Clyde in Otago

The death has been referred to WorkSafe and the Coroner.

Two people hospitalised after tornado touches down in Christchurch

A section of the roof was blown off Savemark in Sydenham just before 2pm this afternoon.

Breakers boss questioning his judgement after signing of Glen Rice Jnr

The former NBA guard is to face charges in an Auckland court on Wednesday.


'Yes, I am calling you psycho' - Winston Peters lashes out at journalists after grilling over NZ-First linked company

"Stop your narrow, myopic dirt when NZ First is concerned, cos' we're not gonna take it," he said.

Police looking for 'dangerous' man over death of Invercargill woman

The 22-year-old woman was found dead yesterday at an address on North Road.

Over 50 Otago University medical students to be denied graduation after overseas placement rort

One in five of its final year medical students have failed to meet acceptable requirements.

Thousands of McDonald's workers in NZ to receive 'millions' in holiday back pay

The incorrect payments could apply to workers as far back as November 2009.

Volcanic activity ramps up on Whakaari/White Island, prompting 'hazard' warning

The Volcanic Alert Level has now been raised to a Level 2.


Charming Niuean woman talks about gifting 'king'-sized bed sheet to Camilla and 'Charlie' at Auckland ceremony

The royals paid tribute to Niuean troops who fought alongside New Zealanders in WW1.


Photographer Terry O'Neill, whose images helped define 'swinging '60s', dies at 81

He died yesterday at his home in London following a long battle with cancer.


Australian politicians hit out at 'reprehensible' Israel Folau after he blames fires on gay marriage

The sacked ex-Wallabies fullback declared that the NSW bushfires are God's punishment.

Venice flooded again by record third tide, weather destruction around Italy

It marked the third time since that water levels in Venice had topped 1.5 metres.

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