Power cuts, road closures and warnings as dire weather strikes Auckland, Northland, Coromandel and...

KEY POINTS Hundreds of people are without power in Auckland due to weather-related outages. A power cut has left 616 houses in the dark in Glen Eden....

LeaderBrand salads recalled from major supermarkets after listeria fears

Listeria has been found in a supermarket salad. All LeaderBrand salads have now been recalled, despite the food-borne bacteria being found only in the Caesar Salad. The company said...

The Tasman tempest isn't over yet: More rain, up to 200mm possible in soaked...

Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty are staring down the barrel of another sopping wet day. MetService has issued heavy rain warnings for the areas in the upper-North...

What's driving Taupo's earthquakes?

Scientists have put a recent spate of Central North Island quakes down to long-term tectonic "stretching" rather than any worrying volcanic activity. GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott said...

Search for boy, 12, missing in Whanganui

The grandmother of a Whanganui boy missing for four days has made an emotional appeal for him to return. "His whanau love him and just want him to...

'This is personal': Tongariro bus crash survivor's promise to emergency services' workers who came...

Nursing a gash to his head and painful cracked ribs, 76-year-old Tom Hickey asked one of his Kiwi saviours who had paid them to come to his...

Pair killed in National Park crash were a brother and sister from Gisborne

A brother and sister from Gisborne were killed yesterday morning when the car they were in collided head-on with a truck and trailer unit between Ohakune and...

Flooding, slips, and more heavy rain slam top of the country

Motorists have been rescued from floodwaters and a school camping group has been evacuated as wild weather hitting the top of the country causes flooding and power...

Not just for your teeth: Unexpected but incredible uses for toothpaste

We all use toothpaste daily to make sure our teeth stay sparkling white but it has plenty more uses than simply cleaning our mouths. From relieving bug bites,...

Two dead after car and truck crash in central North Island

Two people have died after a car and truck crashed on Monday morning in the North Island's Central Plateau. The crash happened on State Highway 4 near Erua,...