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Russell John Tully, 48, is accused of murdering two Ashburton women in the town's Work and Income office, and attempting to kill a third.
NO QUESTIONS: "I cannot control what other people say about me or when they leverage off my name," Judith Collins said before leaving her post-resignation press conference without answering any questions.
UP AND AWAY: The Star of the Sea is cleared from the beach near Island Bay on Wellington's south coast.
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei has saved this snap of dog Axle on her phone as a keepsake while she campaigns away from home.
Traffic heads north into white-out conditions on SH1 1 (Tutu Hill Rd) in the Clutha District.
The master of the grin himself, John Key selfie-ing it like a boss on on the election trail.
100-gun salute, Wellington waterfront, to mark 100 years since the beginning of WWI.
Papa Kakerua's Facebook photos from prison.
Gerry Brownlee, Kaumatua Rangikotuku Rukuwai and MP Jonathan Young turn the first sod for the Vickers to City Waiwhakaiho upgrade in Taranaki in July.
It's bleak out there: Road workers make their way up to the top of Rimutaka Hill Road.
Lt Simon Wasley, left, of HMNZS Otago rescued Django11 sailors Andrew Cooke, Rebekka Hielkema and Ben Costello.
A Vector lines worker repairs powerlines in Muriwai after gales struck Auckland and Northland.
Two men have been flown to hospital after their helicopter crashed in a remote area near Blenheim.
Sam Oldfield snapped this from his office in Masterton.
Snow lies on the ground in Oxford, North Canterbury.
Kawerau Falls Bridge.
Finance Minister Bill English poses with an excitable-looking Prime Minister.
Police at the scene of the stabbing.
Prime Minister John Key and US President Barack Obama have a chat in the Oval Office.
David Cunliffe in his Parliament office.
Davies, 11, in front of the roof of his home which blew off in high winds at Wainui in the Rodney District.
Smoke detectors saved the lives of people staying in the house, but there was little else firefighters could do.
Police forensics at Birkdale cemetery where a body was discovered during the investigation into the disappearance of Blesilda Gotingco.
Snow on the Kahurangi Range as seen Dovedale, Nelson. "With a view like this why would you work in an office!," says George Richards.
JOHN BANKS: Facing charges relating to whether he knew the source of donations to his 2010 bid for the Auckland mayoralty. On May 19 he had manure thrown over him on his way in to court.
Protesters outside Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre.
John Banks - 2013
Maurice Williamson announces the auction of the radio spectrum in 1999.
FACE OF PAIN: Competitors ''enjoy'' the electric wires during the Tough Mudder event at Hampton Downs, south of Auckland. St John treated around 115 people and two people were taken to hospital with fractures.