The world's biggest selling writer James Patterson is to dip into his personal fortune to help Kiwi booksellers keep children reading.
The blue-rimmed eyes of the gold-spired stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city.
DairyNZ leader says success will come through working hard, doing a great job and taking the initiative.
OPINION: The Islamic veil "has became the universal symbol of oppression and backwardness," says a former Iranian now living in Christchurch.
OPINION: Nada Tawfeek says she wears a hijab as a shield against constant "sexualisation of women's outer beauty".
OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'
Hayden Slack is on a mission to change perception that ayrshires are not a good breed.
Cherry Bomb: Stephie Key on her art, her dad's job and her hyper-sexual artistic alter-ego Cherry Lazar ahead of her exhibition opening in Paris.
No plane or helicopter has ever landed here, nor has any ship ever moored off its coast.
A young Tararua couple reveal how they are keeping their farm system simple.
Mt John Observatory has a bright past but is facing uncertainty as funding dries up.
OPINION: I like holding doors open, to me it's a little sign of good manners. Or sexist. You decide.
OPINION: The OE has long been a rite of passage for many young Kiwis. But how do they fare when they want to come home?
Bruised, unhappy and ravenously hungry, disabled woman Jennifer Lanini cut a troubled figure when she went home for a weekend with her family.
You can still see the scars of the violence that flared around the blighted Baltimore neighbourhood this week.
Most swingers are middle class or higher – police officers, teachers, accountants, doctors and lawyers.
You could say that there are two types of people in this world: those who are comfortable using firearms and those who naturally resist them.
Despite starting with plenty of home-cooked food, it's actually bloody hard to avoid an avalanche of junk as time rolls on.
OPINION: Finance Minister Bill English has all but buried his pet policy of returning to surplus this year.
A festival in Noumea in June will star the Karl Lagerfeld of cheese.
Sitting on the deck of a secluded log cabin overlooking a natural amphitheatre of regenerating native bush, it is hard to hear yourself think for the rowdy chorus of birdsong.
David Higgins is full of admiration. As a boxing promoter himself, and a keen student of capitalism, he can peer into the machinery of this afternoon's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio boxing match in Las Vegas and marvel at the efficient way it will spit out money.
Feminism is firmly on the agenda for a growing number of teenagers.
Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard has a voice to sate your hunger for real music, reckons Grant Smithies.
The new director of an innovative creative space in Christchurch has the sort of background makes people take notice. WILL HARVIE reports.
With 30 seasons under its belt, Survivor is one of TV's most enduring franchises
OPINION: Buying a house in Christchurch has not been easy for Cecile Meier.
Revolution in miniaturisation may make things like the Apple Watch and Google Glass obsolete.
A team of 250 Angelenos volunteer to spend their days and nights helping people at their worst moments.
Goodfellas turns 25: Here's an incomplete list of all the movies that have ripped it off.