Simon Bridges has lost his bid to be deputy prime minister.
An elderly Hamilton couple have fostered over 500 vulnerable children - and show no sign of stopping.
A steady stream of presenters have left TVNZ in the past two years.
A dairy owner in south Auckland suffered a puncture wound after an early morning break-in on Saturday.
A man is dead and his female passenger in hospital after their car rolled in West Auckland.
A passenger helped kick a group of youths off an Auckland train after they became abusive on Friday night.
Farm worker Regan Easton-Sydney died in a crash just hours after celebrating his 19th birthday.
Men were seen running from an Upper Hutt house just after midnight. Then the woman was found dead.
Wilding pines grow five times faster in NZ than the US and are taking a huge toll on farmers.
Schools raised more than $124.9m last year, up $11.8m on year before.
Every year, one in 200 New Zealanders is diagnosed with some form of cancer.
A "filthy mess" awaits one quake-evacuated family whose fish dinner is still on the bench.
A Kiwi living in a Muslim land gives her view on how we can talk about religion without getting nasty.
"My first thought was, thank god Dad wasn't in Tokoroa. My second thought was that I really felt for the victim's family."
OPINION: Madonna-fying the right may be Key's biggest impact on politics, writes Jeremy Elwood.
Ray Columbus spent more than six decades in the entertainment business. His legacy as a singer, mentor and manager lives on in our top Kiwi talent.
The West Coast kid who conquered New Zealand racing.
Another shocker for 2016: John Key exits right.
OPINION: English may be dull, but he's no longer angry, says Duncan Garner.
Ray Columbus was a musical pioneer and a mentor to some of our top talent.
OPINION: This time last week John Key was on his way to an election win. Then the big 2016 bombshell happened.
Among the fury, as rioters rioted and police policed, a Maori warden in Auckland led a brave plea for peace.
How do you pick a PM? Set your board for prime ministerial Guess Who.
A life of crime and gangs is inevitable for vulnerable children unless more support is offered, a principal tells MPs.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has lifted off, leaving New Zealand after an unexpected stay in Christchurch Hospital.
It wasn't a party, cake and presents. But getting out and helping others showed these teenagers "more of what's out there".
The quake needle in Kaikoura is off the scale again. But this time the ink is for something rather different: "Quakora".
New Zealanders are supporting families struck by the Kaipara boat tragedy.
Hutt Valley High School fire caused at least $700k-worth of damage by destroying technology rooms.
First MidCentral threatened to cut off a 96-year-old, now two more women suffer similar treatment.
Rapist's jail sentence reduced after successful autism argument.
Invercargill fashion designer says she is surviving, despite a tertiary organisation owing her $70K.
Car crashes are keeping Manawatu emergency services busy.
New Plymouth has a shiny new addition to its coastal walkway, thanks to the kindness of Nancy Mills.
Will John Key's watch my lips promise on pensions survive the new regime?
Health lobbyists want icons showing how many teaspoons of sugar per serving.
A wedding, the Parker fight and clearing Bill's new office on John Key's weekend to-do list.
One person is in a serious condition after the crash on Auckland's North Shore.
'Fumes of an electrical nature' were smelt at Whenuapai Airport, but emergency it was not.
A joke about prison on a police phone tap proved prophetic for a now-reformed drug dealer.
His wife was strangled and stuffed in a barrel. He was acquitted, but could he now win the right to a $2 million insurance policy?
The trail of damage included broken windows, a smashed in wall and a painted swastika
You've heard of guide dogs and police dogs, but we'll bet you haven't heard of some of these service dogs before.
Police order sale of properties of Robinson family who "unlawfully benefited" from criminal activity.
I like to think I am an amazing gift giver, just not a great gift receiver.
Fire fighters used the jaws of life to cut someone from a crash in Glenfield on December 4.
Mother says she had no help from the school after horrific incident at a school camp.
Dozens of kids are signed up to go fishing in a river contaminated with E.coli.
"If incentives help the mother to stay smokefree during pregnancy, then the main clinical outcome of the programme has been achieved."
Environmental group accuses NZ Transport Agency of imprisoning native fish.