Hot water and power remain out to some Auckland and West Coast homes after Thursday's storm.
A range of households from Auckland's North Shore will help to evaluate the Council's waste service.
A 15-minute movie made by an NZ pair will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.
Regan Northwood initiated 21 random acts of kindness to help her celebrate her birthday.
All Black Charlie Faumuina is no longer the "big grizzly" he once was. His trademark beard was shaved off last weekend to raise money for child cancer.
Mt Maunganui golfer Josh Geary has held on to win the Charles Tour's Akarana Open by two shots.
A 42-year-old Gisborne man will appear in court tomorrow following the shooting of a 39-year-old man in the city this morning.
Receivers are selling bankrupt developer Terry Serepisos' waterfront portfolio.