Major explosion in rodent numbers predicted after New Zealand's 'hottest summer on record'

The pests are expected to head indoors to find food and warmth during the colder months.

Anzac Memorials, Auckland / New Zealand

Anzac Day forecast: What's the weather like for your area?

Thousands of New Zealanders are having Wednesday off. Check the forecast for your area here.

More than 1000 Auckland homes without power after small explosion in Te Atatu

The cut follows the struggle to restore power to more than 100,000 homes after a storm last week.

Police seeking information after man stabbed in the chest in Manukau

A 21-year-old man has undergone surgery after being stabbed last night about 11pm.

Unlike most New Zealand towns, Invercargill doesn't have a back-up option for water.

Invercargill on the hunt for a secondary water source

Unlike most New Zealand towns, Invercargill doesn't have a back-up option for water.

Community leaders invited Kiwis to try on a turban in an effort to break down cultural barriers.

More than 500 Aucklanders try on turbans as Sikh community moves to debunk myths

Auckland's Sikh community put on a Turban Day to try to break down religious and ethnic barriers.

A crash on the Southern Motorway in Auckland on Saturday, April 21.

Lanes reopened on Auckland's Southern Motorway following critical injuries and traffic mayhem

A crash closed all southbound lanes between the East Tamaki off ramp and the Manukau area.

Cop and Good Samaritan pull unconscious man from burning car moments before it explodes in Auckland

Constable Jenny Sinclair and a member of the public helped save the man's life.

Bright, who fears she has cancer, is asking for the mortgagee sale of her home to be halted.

Activist Penny Bright declines Auckland Council proposal to extend outstanding rates

The High Court has ordered for Ms Bright's house be sold to recover more than $35,000 in unpaid rates.

The casino has begun expansion plans despite the fact the contract for the international convention centre has not yet been signed.

SkyCity wanting to sell Darwin casino for $212m

Any funds from a sale would be used to repay debt in the short term.

Grayson, Neils and Stefan from Henderson High School are onto a winner with their take on popular electronic bikes.

Three intrepid Auckland high school students turning bicycles into e-bikes

Kiwi ingenuity with a modern twist as boys use old laptops to make batteries.

Bright's home is being sold as she has refused to pay rates for over a decade.

Auckland activist Penny Bright may have ovarian cancer, asks for forced sale of house to be halted

The scare comes as council puts her house up for sale over unpaid rates.

More than 1000 Auckland drivers have walked off the job as they fight for better wages and conditions.

Auckland bus drivers' strike called off after union reaches agreement with NZ Bus

The company says it's delighted to provide passengers some certainty.

Phil Goff says windows and doors were smashed in at the apartments in Kohimarama but it could have been a lot worse.

Regional fuel tax supported by slim majority of Aucklanders - poll

Mayor Phil Goff says the tax will ease congestion and raise funds for transport projects.

Video: Frustrated Auckland commuters resort to dangerous wrong side of road driving to evade gridlock

Footage has emerged online of six cars illegally passing a huge one lane traffic jam in Auckland's west.

Auckland Harbour Bridge took centre stage in a light-and-sound show highlighting renewable energy.

Auckland Harbour Bridge set to light up tonight to honour Anzac war heroes

It is a 'fresh and innovative' telling of the Poppy story, says RSA President Graham Gibson.

The move comes in response to Auckland Transport's plans to get rid of permanent on-board train crews.

Sixty Auckland bus drivers to strike this morning

Pavlovich Coachlines drivers will strike from 7am to 9am but an NZ Bus strike at the Onehunga depot has been cancelled.

Potential recruit Nick Prendergast with Constable Joshua Cadwallader.

Budding police officer uses swimming skills to save man's life off Auckland beach

The incident played out off a North Shore beach on Saturday night.

Mobile shopping trucks prey on poor by marking up prices, selling goods on credit

An investigation found some companies were selling products at four and five times the retail price.

More than 23,000 people are now believed to be homeless in Auckland alone, not including those sleeping on sofas and in garages.

Support programme helps Auckland homeless transition into permanent housing

After one year, 39 homeless have moved into permanent housing.

Police car generic.

Rush hour delays on Auckland's Southern Motorway as crash blocks city-bound lane

The accident between a truck and a car happened near the Orams Rd overbridge.

It's been a wet and wild start to the day in the south.

Chance of thunderstorms for Auckland and Northland this afternoon as volatile autumn weather continues

Further south the highest chance of thunderstorms and strong winds is along the West Coast.

Training arriving on platform 1 at Britomart Train Station

Delays on Auckland train lines add to bus strike congestion

Several bus services will be cancelled throughout the week, with 20 services cancelled by AT today.

Man's body removed from Auckland boarding house

A heavy police presence was at the address in Great North Rd earlier today.

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