The wintry blast is now making its way up the country.
Since the start of the phase-out in May, 22.5 million bags have been removed.
Mayor Gary Tong believes it is the best option to pay for much-needed upgrades.
The fight to save a Southland maternity centre is gaining momentum.
A Kiwi farmer invents a fun way to transport lost and ill lambs.
At the end of the chase he locked himself in the bathroom for 40 minutes.
The pilot's body was found in the wreckage at Taringatura Forest.
The ruling constitutes shark cage diving as "hunting or killing".
The snowy season could be overstaying its welcome for South Island farmers.
Omaui residents soon won't be allowed any new moggies.
Anne-Marie Scaglione-Genet died after falling down a waterfall in Fiordland.
"I've just recently adopted him and it struck me just how much good luck I've had since then."
It began with eggs and rocks being thrown at a vehicle.
Those heading outdoors are urged to check the forecast.