The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.
Every hour someone is reported missing. Many return - but what about those who never do?
Wellington parking wardens decry supposed "performance measure" that tells them how many tickets to issue.
Bruce Tie was "blown away" when he was accused of using fake names to get multiple driver licences.
It's OK to say there was a cheetah at your wedding.
Years of sniping about Te Papa's logo, name and architecture were forgotten at the waterfront museum's joyous opening in 1998.
All train services were suspended when welding fumes entered the air conditioning at Wellington station.
A car that crashed through 40m of railing in Wellington was found with its number plates ripped off.
A driver was injured after their car hit a tree in Eastbourne, blocking one lane of a main road.
Frank Kitts Lagoon has never had an official name. That could all soon change.
Councillors exchange free lunch for an hour long lunch break.
A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by car in Newlands.
Thorndon residents are not happy their suburb contains three residential parking zones.
USAR was 'a joke' until the Christchurch quake, when they worked 37 hours straight. Now they save lives the world over.
Wellington City Council's efforts to beautify the streets could cost it thousands of dollars.
Councillors emphasise runway business case must stack up before public money committed.
Judge thanks dying lawyer for bringing her case to court.
Massive storm churns up sea to cause disruption and delays on east coast.
Man waved knife in female attendant's face and demanded money.
Victim remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
A pretty Lower Hutt teenager vanished into thin air in 1961, leaving a cold trail and a dead suspect behind her.
Kiwi in jail in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks is to get a signed shirt from his favourite team.
New Zealand's first Catholic boys' college was torn down in 1980, after nearly a century.
Terminally ill lawyer says she wants to clarify law. The Crown says she wants to change it - and she can't.
City councillors have agreed to a plan to turn the Wellington Town Hall into a music hub.
Patients in the capital are more likely to wait longer in the emergency department.
Titahi Bay's giant radio mast cemented the foundations for Radio New Zealand in 1937.
Breast milk expressed into a Moro bar wrapper gave her "adrenaline rush".
John Smith's family finally have closure, with his remains identified after 29 years.
Contracted staff could be in line to get a pay rise as the council looks to extend the living wage.