Wellington is primed to capitalise on a thriving tourism industry after a record breaking start to the year.
Sounds Air made its inaugural flight from Taupo to Wellington on Tuesday.
Philip Blackwood's family say he has lost 20kg living on broth in searing heat in jail.
Right to Life lobbies inside court, while pro-choicers protest on the footpath outside.
A dolphin fossil found in Canterbury lived more than 20 million years ago.
Four Island Bay fishermen were drowned at sea in 1933, sparking the annual Blessing of the Boats tradition that is still strong today.
Four giant bronze carillon bells, the heaviest 12.5 tonnes, commemorated peace as they arrived in Wellington in 1995.
Thrills and spills of Welly's newest sport, dirt bike racing, got even more exhilarating in 1929.
Old-fashioned clothes styles like smocking are coming back into vogue thanks to Prince George.
Children at a Wellington school will find their new sports pitch has been damaged in an arson attack.
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.