Family reeling after death

The family of a man left for dead say the loveable father could never have provoked the deadly attack.

Tall poppies and newcomers bloom

From achievements in arts to sports to business, here are those who got the most from 2014.

Close call for tourists

A group of holiday makers had a big fright when their bus crashed and rolled in Horowhenua.

Who had the most earthquakes in 2014?

There were tens of thousands of earthquakes in New Zealand this year. Where was it shaking hardest and most often?

Journey's end for kids' centre

The closure of the Salvation Army's early childhood education centre in Hamilton has left families struggling to find alternatives.

An easy-going alternative

The Wentworth Valley Camping Ground has a somewhat contradictory nature.

Police urge safety step-up

Facebook dog fights

Fatal shark attack in Australia

Teenager has died after suspected shark attack in Western Australia.

Harsh recruitment measures

Intense efforts from Syrian regime to boost military numbers after substantial losses.

Aviation's deadly 2014

7 dead after ferry fire

QZ8501 tragedy

Object spotted in the sea by an Australian search plane are not from missing AirAsia jet.

An unsung musical hero

johnny cooper Johnny Cooper, who died this week, was a modest hero of the New Zealand music scene.

Life story: Community-minded 'Nan'

"Nan" Wright will be remembered as the life and soul of Newtown's Te Ara Hou apartments.

Farm manager had world at his feet

Purpose, burgers, and help for kids

Goldswain dedicated to air rescue service

John Goldswain was a lifesaver to many through his association with the Life Flight Trust.

Will you say I do?

He's the bad boy of the House. She's Parliament's gossip girl. It was clearly a marriage made in political heaven.

Reporter gets privacy breach apology

Fairfax political reporter Andrea Vance has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her privacy during an investigation into a leaked report.

NZ First attacks council prosecution

New cyber-defence system for NZ

Political howlers of 2014

Politicians of all political stripes sometimes stretched the boundaries of truth and reason this year.

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