What wasn't damaged by fire is damaged by smoke and water, leaving family looking for a new home.
Son farewells father and best friend, while other mourners recall a man with an infectious smile.
"The beards, the hair, the puffer jackets... this isn't new," but their sense of entitlement is, says school principal.
The West Coast's top police officer and two senior sergeants launch a $1.5 million defamation case against their boss.
They were supposed to remove a tree too close to power lines. Instead they accidentally dropped it on the 33,000-volt lines.
A Witherlea man who appeared via audiovisual link in the Blenheim District Court on Monday is facing 53 charges, the majority of which relate to either offering to supply methamphetamine or offering to supply cannabis.
The man found guilty of murdering Blessie Gotingco has lost a suppression appeal but remains a face without a name in the meantime.
PM John Key leaves the door open to extra spending if growth slows sharply, but says don't panic yet.
Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission Act.
Schools taken to court by angry parents will soon get more legal support.
St Bede's pupil says he "wasn't thinking" during airport incident that sparked a legal battle involving his parents and school.
The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
Nearly 6000 hospital discharge summaries were not sent to patients' GPs because of to a computer glitch.
Jo-anne Wilkinson was the joint winner of the Women of Influence 2014 award for Social Enterprise.
Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.
New Zealand's trade with Asia has increased since same-sex marriage was legalised, rubbishing Aussie minister's claim.
A 32-year-old woman has died after an incident on a Southland farm.