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Person killed in Hawke's Bay crash
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 11:38

A person has been killed in a crash in Central Hawke's Bay this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the collision at the intersection of Midd...

Plane leaves runway, pilot uninjured
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 05:24

A small plane has come off the runway after landing at Rotorua Airport this morning.A male pilot was the only person on board the aircraft.Emergency s...

Four injured, dog breaks leg in rolled car in Oakleigh, near Whangarei
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 03:39

Four people are being taken to hospital after their car flipped in Oakleigh, near Whangarei, just before 8am.At least one of the victims was trapped i...

Glenorchy: Encounters in the wilderness
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 23:31

There's a wealth of dramatic scenery in New Zealand's backcountry and there's no better way to see it than from the best seat in the world — the bac...

Member of group stranded by floodwaters in Waitakere Ranges speaks of ordeal
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 21:26

The group of people trapped on a walking track in Piha when floodwaters cut them off from their cars wandered for hours in the rain trying to find a w...

Bryce Cartwright quits Panthers for Titans
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 19:23

Penrith NRL star Bryce Cartwright has quit the Panthers on the eve of the season to head to Gold Coast. Rugby League

Jackpot: Lotto Powerball winner scoops $20 million
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 17:26

A lucky punter in Christchurch will be popping champagne after winning tonight's whopping $ 20.2 million Lotto Powerball prize.The winning ticket was...

Two confirmed dead after flash floods in Waitakere Ranges
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:27

Two people are dead after being swept away in a swollen river in the Waitakere Ranges.In a statement police said they understood a group of five peopl...

Waitangi wandering: How to celebrate our day
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:23

Not quite a long weekend, but a bonus day off early in the week as we commemorate our national day. If you're not at Waitangi to mark the occasion, yo...

Shipwrecked festival goes alcohol-free after failing to get liquor licence
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:31

A three-day festival kicking off north of Auckland today will be dry after organisers failed to get a liquor licence.Music and arts festival Shipwreck...

Photographer documents his fight against skin cancer caused by NZ's 'lethal' sun
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:30

When Stuart Munro was told some tiny wounds on his skin might be cancer, his world fell in.Absolutely unsure whether or not those small lesions were c...

Auckland Maritime Police remind boaties to wear lifejackets
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 07:26

Police are reminding boaties to wear lifejackets after two people were caught without them today.About 20 vessels were stopped and checked by the Auck...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed at Karetu Marae
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 05:33

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has arrived at Karetu Marae, the marae of Minister Kelvin Davis.The marae near Kawakawa is host to a powhiri for the PM ...

Companies say taxi row highlights 'free for all' taxi industry
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 03:23

An Auckland woman's experience with a taxi driver in Tauranga has highlighted the city's transport issues when large events are held.Jess Thompson say...

I was close to retirement: Greg Eastwood
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 01:28

Canterbury forward Greg Eastwood says a heart scare threatened to end his rugby league career. Rugby League

Waitangi Day: Where the action is
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:26

After all the packing, unpacking and laundry of these incredibly sunny summer holidays, it seemed a day trip might be a nice way to have some hassle-f...

One dead in crash on State Highway 2 at Waikino
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:31

One person has died in crash on State Highway 2 near the Karangahake Gorge.Police confirmed there had been a two car head-on crash on the highway in W...

Kiwi comedian Alice Snedden's travel hits and misses
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:24

HIT: My favourite part of travel is always the flying. I know it's absurd to most rational people, but to me, the thought of getting to sit down and ...

Cabin code and quarantine: why the world's biggest cruise ship is a law to itself
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:26

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about "authentic experiences," the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact opposite...

Staying at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:29

Debra McLennan checks into the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Getting there: We wanted a long weekend away and Sydney called. Departing Queenstown ...

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