It's D-Day for Gisborne residents to conserve as much water as they can.
A major leak to a main supply pipe has led to widespread water restrictions.
Even experienced surfers are being urged to stay out of the water.
Eight regions soared to their highest average asking prices ever.
Most regions will have daily highs of at least 27degC.
It's alleged a horse was killed at an event last year, but rodeo officials kept it quiet.
And the longer we wait the stronger it'll be, a geologist has warned.
He saw the search helicopter, but didn't realise it was looking for him.
So-called MDMA actually contained pesticides, antibiotics and paint.
Gisborne pharmacies are struggling to meet the raging need.
The local mayor says accommodation is full, but the city is ready.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority found police didn't properly assess evidence.
The acclaimed US filmmaker got a laugh out of the NZ newspaper's error.