Daisy King says her emergency trip to the Philippines was definitely worthwhile.
Anglers can now check the fishing rules through the free New Zealand Fishing Rules app.
Turning on the Christmas lights is how one woman remembers a light of her life extinguished too soon.
Visitors to the Tree of Trees exhibition were delighted with the magical grotto filled with more than 30 colourful decorated trees, stalls and festive arrangements.
Executives from Norwegian oil giant Statoil say they'll be doing their homework before starting any exploratory drilling off the coast of Northland.
New life is breathed into the old Masonic Lodge as a new Ohaeawai Community Preschool and Early Learning Centre opens its doors.