Stranded travellers return home

Air New Zealand passengers who had to camp out at Hong Kong airport are back in New Zealand.

9:01 AM  Air New Zealand passengers who had to sleep at Hong Kong Airport are back on home soil.

Animals blessed in Auckland gallery video

Animals and animal lovers congregated at St Matthews In-the-city for a doggie day out.

8:37 AM  The Blessing of the Animals brings a curious congregation to church - cats, dogs and a snail.

Ammonia leak in Henderson

Ammonia began leaking from a premises on Corban Ave in Henderson about 4.45am on Monday.

Fire crews are working to contain ammonia leaking from a 300kg vessel.

Creator of Goldstein ads dies

HEY QUEENSTOWN: Queenstown home loan rates get the wave of approval from ASB bank's Ira Goldstein (New York actor Steve Mellor) for a new series of television commercials.

Prominent adman David Walden, who created the ASB's Goldstein campaign, has died.

Jail rape victim 'transgender'

Police are investigating allegations of rape at the Serco-run prison in Wiri.

Police investigating allegation of sexual assault at a Serco-run prison in Auckland.

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Te Uru's largest show off with a bang

Artist Seung Yul Oh has staged shows internationally and throughout New Zealand.

19 min ago  Blowing up a balloon with knowledge that it could burst at any moment, holds an exhilarating tension.

Police relay helps surf club

19 min ago  The Andrew Clubley Memorial Relay, in memory of Detective Sergeant Andrew Clubley has raised $750 for the Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Club.

Book commemorates Aucklander's tale of survival

Becky's final song


Kiwi speaks about US college killings

Auckland basketballer Jaylen Gerrand, 20, has spoken out about seeing the gunman who killed nine people, and then himself, at a school in Oregon.

"I heard what I thought was a firecracker," Jaylen Gerrand said. "I didn't expect it to be a gun."

Around the world in seven days

Cowabunga – an extremely rare Argentinian steak.

Another week of RWC pool games – another week of opportunities to broaden your knowledge of the planet.

Twins to fight golf ban

Thomas, left, and Peter Spearman-Burn, pictured in 2010, have been suspended from Wellington Golf for the rest of the year for "equipment abuse".

Peter Spearman-Burn and his twin Thomas are appealing a four-month suspension from Wellington Golf.

Solo sailor loves time on the waves

Cory McLennan, 21, has the Atlantic in his sights.

Cory McLennan says sailing alone across vast seas is a thrill - and he's too busy to ever be lonely.

Auckland gets ready for V8 Supercars return

Andre Heimgartner drives the Super Black Racing Ford.

Auckland is getting revved up with a series of free events to celebrate the return of the V8 Supercars.

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