Kate Nicol-Williams

The team, yet to find its own catchy name, is heading to the Asia Men's Handball Championship in South Korea.

Meet the NZ men's handball team out to cause upsets at first big international tournament

The team, yet to find a catchy name, is heading to the Asia Handball Championship.

The warm weather is putting a strain on the water supply, with a sprinkler ban already in place.

Wellington enjoys third driest November on record - but it's not all good news

Last year 240mm of rain fell in November, but this time around, there's been just 17mm.

The alert should reach a third of the 5.8 million cellphones in New Zealand.

Civil Defence performs first official test of new emergency alert technology

The alert should have reached a third of the 5.8 million cellphones in New Zealand.

The venture still has a few hurdles and challenges to overcome before zipliners can zig zag through Wellington bush.

Wellington zipline near dump land causes councillors to voice concern

It could be 2019 before zipliners are zig zagging through the area

Some parents and principals are calling for more consultation on schedule changes, which will see some school services scrapped.

Government to investigate fixed-term contract use in schools as matter of urgency

Principals say flexibility around funding is a key reason for fixed-term contracts.

Fans turned up in the hundreds to catch a glimpse of their Peru football team outside their hotel in Wellington.

Watch: Passionate Peru fans shut down Wellington street, sing and chant for football stars

Fans turned up in the hundreds to catch a glimpse of their Peru football team outside their hotel in Wellington.

A four-year-old remains in hospital with third degree burns after the Christchurch incident.

Child remains in hospital with third degree burns after Christchurch fireworks display goes horribly wrong

Ten people were hurt after a fireworks display at a central city church went wrong.

A crowd of Wellington commuters congregated in the CBD to protest and take a final ride on the iconic trolley buses.

'It's a big disappointment' – Wellingtonians demonstrate in CBD awaiting last ever trolley bus ride

Many commuters are angry with the removal of the electric fleet for diesel buses.

Labour MP Jenny Salesa was sworn in as the Minister for Building and Construction and Minister for Ethnic Communities.

'I helped my mum clean schools' - NZ's first Tongan-born Cabinet minister Jenny Salesa reflects on family's sacrifice, homelessness

Labour MP Jenny Salesa moved to NZ as a 16-year-old, and this week was sworn in as a Cabinet minister.

The father of Carly Setwart, who was stabbed at a nail party in 2016, says he’s pleased with the 12 year prison sentence given to her killer.

'I think she got what she deserved' - father of 'pamper party' victim says he's happy with killer's sentence

Anna Browne plunged a kitchen knife into the side of Carly Stewart's face at a nail party in Auckland. Today she was jailed for at least 12 years.

New Zealand takes top spot in international report on preparing students for the future

The inaugural index created by The Economist Intelligence Unit assessed 35 economies.

1 NEWS speaks to a woman whose baby died after she was left languishing in the hospital for 17 hours.

Waikato DHB member slams management for lack of information after seven baby deaths

He said the board is not getting accurate information about serious events.

Mehaka  Lee Te Puia wants justice for other Kiwis detained in Oz after being booted on character grounds.

Kiwi booted out of Aussie despite winning landmark case tells of toll on kids - 'They were shattered'

Mehaka Lee Te Puia was detained at Perth's immigration centre for nearly two years.

After Labour fee free announcement, head of University of Auckland says more funding needed to improve universities themselves

Labour has offered a free first year of uni in 2018, and an extra $50 a week to student allowances.

Court told John Banks pressured woman to get an abortion, as man claiming to be his son files paternity suit

Allegations about Mr Banks' personal life were detailed in court as he faced a paternity suit today. Neither Mr Banks nor his lawyer appeared.

Watch: The incredible moment trees and earth tumble onto Auckland beach as cliff side collapses

Here's the moment trees, dirt and the retaining wall of a home plunged around 10m down a cliff onto Eastern Beach.

The classic children's book is delighting audiences as it is performed for the first time in New Zealand.

Puppeteers bring classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the stage

It is delighting audiences as it is performed for the first time in New Zealand.

The mass claim was against the government over damages for the PSA disease.

'Complete loss of income' - kiwifruit growers taking government to High Court

The growers saw crops decimated by the outbreak of PSA-V bacteria in 2010.

Customers at some outlets can now pay just a fraction of a garment's price and pay later - but experts are warning them to be careful.

New layby pay system reaches NZ, concerned consumer watchdog calls on Commerce Commission to investigate

Buyers own the items after making the first weekly payment in the new model.

The Bonamia outbreak was found two weeks ago in Big Glory Bay at Stewart Island.

Stewart Island oyster farmers told by MPI to cull infected stock

Oyster farmers in Big Glory Bay have been told to cull all flat oysters in an attempt to stop a parasitic infection.

Reserved decision as long-term social housing tenant appeals eviction

Niki Rauti doesn't "want to be treated like an animal."

Adey's Café was the heart of the tight knit Piha community before it was burnt down in a suspicious fire.

Name suppression for teenager accused of Piha arson continues

The 19-year-old appeared via video link at Waitakere District Court today.

Jetstar apologises to customers who arrived in Rarotonga without their luggage

The luggage included equipment needed to perform sight restoring cataract surgery.

More than 30 firefighters called to blaze in Dunedin factory

Seven fire engines and a command unit are set up outside the building.

Representatives from the US charity, started by late Hollywood actor Paul Newman, flew to Kaikoura this morning for the presentation.

Late Hollywood actor's charity's donation gives quake-ravaged Kaikoura significant boost

Newman's Own Foundation handed over a cheque for nearly $145k to the Air Rescue Trust in Christchurch

Around 20 to 25cm of snow has built up at the base of the Canterbury ski field thanks to the remnants of Australia's Cyclone Debbie.

Snow on Mt Hutt from Cyclone Debbie's remnants tipped to form ice base for ski season

There's now 50cm of snow at the summit as blizzard conditions strike.

Kaikoura remains isolated with SH1 south of the coastal township likely to remain closed all day.

Video: Kaikoura's fragile SH1 battered by heavy rain and slips

Kaikoura remains isolated with SH1 south of the coastal township likely to remain closed all day.

The move is motivated by health and safety regulations.

Dunedin City Council latest to equip parking wardens with body cameras

They are said to help defuse "potentially-confrontational situations".

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