Weather delays flights landing in Auckland
Several flights due to land in Auckland are being delayed by the weather.
Rescue helicopter call out at Lake Tarawera
The Rotorua-based Bay Trust Rescue helicopter was called out to a medical emergency around midday.
Sony denies surrender, still plans release
Sony Pictures boss Michael Lynton says the Hollywood studio hasn't "caved in" by cancelling The Interview and still hopes to release the controversial film.
Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia
Canadian officials have announced fresh sanctions on Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine, targeting 20 Russian politicians and Ukrainian separatist leaders as well as Russia's oil and gas sector.
Man injured in microlight aircraft crash
A man was injured when a light aircraft crashed into a field this afternoon at Papakaio, near Oamaru.
Diver on crayfishing trip dies
A man is dead after going on a crayfishing trip.
Michael Phelps sentenced for drink driving
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drink driving almost three months after he was arrested.
Motorbike rider dies at scene of crash
A person has died and the motorcycle they were on caught fire in a crash in on State Highway 35 in the Cape Runaway area of the eastern Bay of Plenty.
Katy Perry meets the PM
Prime Minister John Key and family posed backstage with pop superstar Katy Perry after her sold-out show at the Vector Arena last night.
Australian strikes 'put IS under pressure'
A senior defence chief in Australia says that country's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq are putting the terrorist group under immense pressure.
World pie eating champs abandoned
The World Pie Eating Championships have been declared null and void after an intern sent the pies to a divorce party instead, reports say.
Waterfront Auckland's days numbered
Brash calls for review into sexual abuse case
Don Brash is calling for an independent inquiry into the conviction of Peter Ellis in the Christchurch Civic Creche case.
NZ First MP looked up drink drive records
Mother who tried to protect Kiwi's killer facing deportation
Prisoner escapes custody
There's still no sign of a prisoner who escaped from Rimutaka Prison in Wellington.
7th Heaven star admits abusing girls
Man arrested over hit and run on police officer
Refinery oil spill contained
Whangarei Harbour has escaped an oil spill.