Baby penguins find safe haven in Picton, and all the salmon they can eat.
OPINION: Many National Party people have a born-to-rule attitude. John Key never had it. He appeared equally at home in a factory as in parliament.
Two men dead, two families ripped apart and finally more than a year on, Ricky Hartnett is punished.
PM promises his "110 per cent" support to his successor - but he's made it clear he wants Bill English.
Outgoing PM John Key was popular with the public, but prominent New Zealanders didn't always agree on his value.
OPINION: I love comments sections. I'm opinionated, I love a good argument, and they're an excellent way to kill time when I'm having a slow day at work.
Christopher Saunders was last seen leaving his home in Paraparaumu at 6am on Monday morning.
Palmerston North City Council chief executive Paddy Clifford has announced his resignation.
John Key's eight-year domination of NZ politics is at an end - and Bill English is in pole position to take over.
Tupou Neiufi,15, was left with a serious brain injury by a hit-and-run driver - but she has forgiven them.
Is NZ today in better shape than when John Key found it?
It was on a flight back from New York in September that John Key told his wife he'd decided on an unexpected step - to resign as NZ's prime minister. Bronagh's advice? "Just make sure you made the right call."
Auckland's Kings Arms Tavern - a reliable refuge for music fans for many years - has been sold for $7.4million.
PM's resignation shocked not only his colleagues, but also the country. Here's what New Zealanders had to say.
Prime Minister John Key says his children have dealt with intrusion but have also had remarkable opportunities
John Key has spent a decade in the spotlight but so have his wife and kids.
Critics claim "Teflon" John preferred popularity over tackling the tough issues.
John Key has been in the job for 2939 days - that's longer than POTUS Barack Obama who would have clocked in 2922 days when he hands over to Donald Trump.
OPINION: To Key, the anti-demagogue, nothing was a crisis. This tendency resulted in some problems not dealt with as urgently as they needed.
He gave wrong drug to organ transplant recipient, then tried to cover his tracks.
OPINION: John Key has never shown any great desire to change who New Zealanders are.
OPINION: Labour and the Greens have played it graciously, but they must be a little pleased.
The highs and lows from John Key's 8 years as Prime Minister.
A teenager has been charged after a series of fires in the city last month.
Safe seat of Kaikoura reacts to "political earthquake" as prime minister resigns.
John Key has no intention of staying in the spotlight when he resigns.
Police and public happy to see improvements finally on horizon for notorious stretch of road.
Traffic delays now cleared after truck rolls near Rakaia.
Judith Collins says she's contemplating running for prime minister after John Key's shock resignation
Judith Collins won't rule out a bid to be prime minister and leader of the National Party.
Maybe not all roads, but certainly some roads lead back to "Aunty".
The mountain climbing season is off to a rocky start with two rescues and one fatality in Canterbury.
The family of House of Horrors victim Tisha Lowry are furious one of her relatives was put in the same prison unit as her killer.
Sick children and elderly waited hours as drunks from the Crate Day promotion absorbed all the attention in the emergency department.
Finance Minister Bill English is the frontrunner, but others may be lining up for a shot to replace John Key as PM.
Deadline passes with no decision on red-stickered building.
John Key's shock resignation hits global headlines. Here's how the world's media are reporting it.
"It's pretty low. We can't even fill our trucks." Fire brigade pump theft puts quake-hit town at risk.
Bill English is a popular pick for prime minister amongst National's support partners.
He was making the last dough of the day when the 420kg mixing bowl crushed him.
Wairarapa community to send more than 600 toys to Kaikoura's children in need.
Anthony Chanpraseuth was believed to have been out in Hamilton City on Saturday night hours before he was found dead in the river.
A hunter missing since Saturday was seen waving a foil survival sheet in the headwaters of the Tauranga-Taupo river by an NZDF aircraft.
Nelson MP Nick Smith says John Key's resignation was a "surprise", but says he has no leadership ambitions.
Palmerston North police are devastated by the death of police prosecutor Mike Toon.
Finance Minister Bill English is playing it coy on whether he will throw his hat in the ring - despite John Key's endorsement.
First came the quake, then the floods. After the skies cleared, the extent of the damage was revealed.
Taranaki politicians give their reaction to John Key's bombshell announcement.
Double-decker buses will be roaming suburban streets in Auckland's North Shore for the first time ever.
Man admits receiving stolen wine, but disputes how many bottles.
The Australian prime minister sent John Key a rueful text when he heard the news.
Vigilante surfer was sick of freedom campers clogging up this Taranaki break. So he chained the public toilet shut.