The falcon is one of only three native birds of prey left, but despite not having any natural enemies it is now endangered.
The four Christchurch schools that have been ordered to close and merge as one have had a message of reassurance.
Former Dominion Finance chief executive Paul Cropp has been jailed for two years and seven months.
The man behind the 'Farmy Army' quake cleanup group has been awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit today.
A Wellington man who says ACC owes him $4.6 million in damages is staging a sit-in protest at the front doors of the corporation's head office.
Two new charges of indecent assault have been laid against the Christchurch man known as the 'Port Hills Groper'.
Conservation groups vow to fight the decision made by Minister Dr Nick Smith today to approve a 106 hectare open-coast coal mine on the South Island's West Coast.
Labour has released a list of nominees gunning for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate seat, left vacant by Parekura Horomia, who passed away last month.
As many as four sharks may have been involved in a fatal attack on a swimmer at Muriwai Beach this afternoon.
The biggest brown trout ever caught in New Zealand has been hooked in the central South Island.
Like other pigs, Zorro can't fly - but with the help of his owner Matthew Bell he sure can ride waves.
Te Papa is our national museum but is it now a national disgrace?
In the playground, in the classroom and on the sports field, Gisborne nine-year-olds Cory Newman and Tom Duncan are inseparable.
Wellingtonians were treated to sights of orca in the harbour for the second day in a row today.
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