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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.
Bill Mitchell, a 101-year-old veteran of the Pacific, shakes a hand at the Anzac Day service at Christchurch's Cranmer Square.
Senior Constable Robin Sorensen, left, and Senior Sergeant Dave Gibson inspect the Honda that was allegedly involved.
Cooper Sampson tries his hand a sheep shearing with Digger Balme.
Sergeant Peter Muldrew with the rescued woman in the bucket of a digger driven by farmer Robert Borst.
Wills, Kate and George waved goodbye to New Zealand as they boarded a Royal Australian Air Force plane at Wellington Airport.
Prince William took his chance to hold the ICC Cricket World Cup - an event New Zealand will co-host with Australia in 2015.
ALL SMILES: The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge jet boating on the Shotover River in Queenstown.
The Duchess with Bailey Taylor at Rainbow Place.