For tui living in cities, the daily grind means they have more monotonous tunes than their forest cousins.
She was out like a light during what could have been the most painful experience of her life.
"It makes a nice change from the rain," says Levin resident of the surprise view.
A quiet night in for three flatmates ended when a car slammed through the wall of their house, centimetres above their heads.
Marae op shop volunteers left shaken after opening a box and discovering a donation covered in human waste.
"It's not a plane, it's not a star, and not a satellite."
Would a water sprinkler operating at night push you over the edge?
"People get singled out in life when you're born, it's something that's in you to collect and look after things."
Old find shows how the news used to be reported.
Heartbroken New Plymouth woman warns of apparent scam targeting families wanting to buy Bernese puppies.
Melbourne, Australia, the most liveable city in the world, is in the midst of a Lego crime wave.
The man became so aggravated he smashed a police station's sprinkler, leaving it without a fire safety system.
"Thoughtless" mistakes are being blamed for the adult toys and used syringes with blood in them being dumped in the wrong bins.
She's lived there for 20 years. But according to the NZTA, her home no longer exists.
A cannabis smoker was so angry her alleged drug dealer failed to deliver that she called police.
Having something in common with Helen Clark might often be considered a good thing, depending on who you are.
The secret is out about how to sneak a drink into a big sporting event.
Behind 77-year-old Ian Jury's house sits a large pile of old batteries.
A floating duo takes Queenstown busking to a new level.
Celia Wade-Brown wanted ratepayers to give her a tattoo. Instead she got a seat.
Noticed an increase of pirates on Kapiti beaches recently?
The honest NZ homemade bumper sticker aimed at frustrated motorists.
Walking along a trail in Florida, Kim Joiner came face to face with a massive reptile.
Pizza shop owner wins some new fans with note explaining why store isn't opening.
For nearly two decades, Kiwis' unique collections have been displayed at Te Papa.
"Surprise" for mum rocked the neighbourhood and brought out the cops.
Some "no hope lazy bugger" ripped marigolds out of a 74-year-old's garden and re-planted them - on a parked car.
It's the great port-a-loo cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Giant inflatable roosters sport President-elect's signature hairdo and hand gestures.
A highway sign and two street lamps came off second-best after a crash in Taranaki.