Parts of the South Island have been told to prepare for more wet weather.
The region has been struggling through an unusually hot, dry start to summer.
Some townships have struggled to cope with the influx of summer visitors.
A man has died after his vehicle went down a bank into the Okuru River near Haast and was discovered some time later by a passing jet boater.
The hiking and biking track will link Blackball with Punakaiki.
The incredibly rare kiwi hatched on Christmas Day.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 5:30pm.
A search and rescue team found her body after she failed to resurface.
The incident occurred this morning in Ngahere, Grey District.
If you're thinking of fighting off the warm weather with a trip to the beach, you might be in for a surprise.
A male motorcyclist has died after crashing into a fence near Westport, police say.
Search teams are into the second day of a search for a man who went missing after being caught in powerful currents in a West Coast river on Saturday.
A vehicle crashed onto a West Coast rail line before being struck by a train, police say.
The Pike River families will be given keys to the mine's access road, seven years since the disaster.
Danae Russell was last seen at the Greymouth Medical Centre.
Police are seeking sightings of a late 1990s silver Honda sedan with mag wheels.
The snails had to be protected from operations at the Stockton mine.
He allegedly fled from police for nearly 24 hours before his arrest.
The alleged gunman reportedly shot and killed a mother-of-three yesterday.