House values drop in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch

Auckland house prices have fallen during the last three months as buyer demand slips and investor activity plummets nationwide, new figures show. And though the markets have cooled...

Good news and bad news for 'Nokia Brick' fans

Nokia has officially re-launched everyone's favourite OG indestructible phone! With a month-long battery life, 22 hours of talk-time and Snake II, there isn't much to complain about!! However,...

Long Bay College technology block in ruins after early morning fire

An Auckland high school has been closed today after a block of classrooms was extensively damaged in an early morning blaze. Long Bay College's art and technology block...

'Ugly' fruit and veg find a home at Countdown in Wanganui's Trafalgar Square

It's been dubbed "ugly" fruit and vegetables, but the slightly less-than-perfect produce at cheaper prices is a clear winner for customers at Whanganui's Countdown. Richard Croucher manager of...

'It brought tears to my eyes': Quake memorial opened to emotional families

Amid the noise of a city rebuilding, along the gentle curve of a river, hundreds of people search for a name. They are all linked by the disastrous...

Living wage rises to $20.20 as minimum wage increases to $15.75 – Should minimum...

A leading budget adviser says New Zealand should scrap the minimum wage because it encourages employers to pay staff less than they are worth. It comes as the...

Mate saves kayaker after waterfall plunge, guides chopper for night rescue near Taupo

A world-renowned kayaker was revived by his paddling-mate after being knocked out plunging down a 25 metre waterfall near Taupo. He was later found waving burning sticks next...

Fire crews fighting to contain Port Hills fire as weather threatens to 'whip things...

With temperatures expected to heat up this week, fire crews are racing against the clock to contain the Port Hills blaze and prevent any further loss of...

Helicopter crash in the Ruapehu District: One person on board

A helicopter has gone down in a hilly area in the Ruapehu District this morning - with one person on board. Emergency services have just arrived at the...

Scientists now think New Zealand may be part of a continent

Scientists say they have identified a new continent, and called it Zealandia. In a new paper, a team of 11 geologists have proposed that a region of the...