New Zealanders are preparing for the worst as an oncoming polar blast threatens to cut power and make driving treacherous.
A severe weather watch has been issued this morning for Hawkes Bay, while weather warnings for Gisborne have been cancelled.
Three men have been arrested after allegedly breaking into a Welcome Bay home armed with knives and threatening a family.
A new location for Lotto's live draw has proved lucky for a Powerball player in Mt Maunganui who won $9.5 million last night.
A woman who hit and killed an elderly woman in Tauranga while reversing her car out of her driveway has been sentenced to 50 hours community work.
A string of separate road accidents in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato have left one driver dead and three people seriously injured.
An arrest has been made after a man walked into a bar in Coromandel and told patrons he'd been stabbed in the neck.
Rotorua man Piripi Te Rame Sisley is denying an attack which left a nine-month-old infant in hospital with serious head injuries last Christmas.
A Kawerau man accused of stabbing a man to death in January is denying a charge of murder.
The tangi for the 14-year-old girl killed in a warehouse fire on Sunday morning has been held in Rotorua.
A 20-year-old student accused of supplying rival gang members with drugs is one of nine people arrested in an organised crime operation.
The family of a Rotorua woman badly injured after being dragged behind a car have hit out at a rumour about the incident.
Deaths caused by infants sleeping with their mothers have reached epidemic proportions, a coroner says.
Three men are facing animal cruelty charges after footage emerged showing a jet boat running down black swans on Tauranga Harbour.
The Government and Ngai Tuhoe have signed a deed of settlement to make up for some of the worst treaty breaches in New Zealand's history.
Police investigating the fire at a warehouse party that killed a girl say they're keeping an open mind about the cause.
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