Micro-management aids cat's return

Cassia Walton with Mia A straying cat who wandered more than 15km has been reunited with her 11-year-old owner.

$4m upgrade for HNZ flats

Centennial flats Housing New Zealand spending more than $4 million strengthening and refurbishing Centennial flats.

Strong quake barely shakes

Earthquake generic Gisborne is currently experiencing a large earthquake - not that you'll feel it.

NZ Bus to pay driver $8000

Bus stop NZ Bus has been ordered to pay a former driver over a how a "retiring gratuity" payment was calculated.

Corrections camera trial successful

Prison Corrections officers in high risk prison units across the country will be fitted with cameras worn on their body after a successful trial.

Man killed in crash

A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.

'Words don't cut it'

Capital congestion up

Oscar Pistorius jailed

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.

Tsunami orphan conman jailed

A heart-wrenching tale of struggle - a man orphaned by a tsunami, forced into a street gang and begging for survival - was really a web of lies.

Aus runaway appears on IS video

Corby's 'friend' charged over drugs

Sweden hunts for 'foreign vessel'

Sweden releases grainy photo of mysterious vessel as its military hunts for a foreign submarine or divers.

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.

Key cool on Greens

Greens leaders Prime Minister John Key is keeping the prospect of working with the Green Party alive.

'Bad boy' now assistant Speaker

Trevor Mallard, who has a reputation as one Parliament's worst-behaved MPs, was elected unanimously.

Who should lead Labour?

Live: Back in business

A new Parliament begins

Job fairs across the Tasman, tax cuts and helping first home buyers are part of the Government's priorities for its next term.

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