Obsessed with finding explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic, Charles Francis Hall went to find them, and found fame.
OPINION: National is re-treading the tired boot camp idea - and it won't work, it's never worked, writes Rosemary McLeod.
Tough love has ended yet another young life, and now a policy as part of a CYF overhaul has just passed into law.
OPINION: I consider all the changes I need to make to my life if I'm going to live to a ripe old age.
OPINION: As an American, I'm both ashamed, although not surprised, by recent events in Charlottesville - and by the president's response.
Even if the guy isn't our type, it becomes a race because we're taught that being single means there's something wrong with us.
A chamber normally off-limits to the public shows that the Monument is a giant telescope.
OPINION: Every now and again, you'll find experiences that rattle your brain around your skull and light a little fire in your belly.
It was $18k wine, $150 starters, chefs with chauffeurs - and the diners weren't paying, shareholders were.
Stuff investigates: Who runs the meme pages and do they matter?
There is more to indigenous literature than what's on paper, says an award-winning novelist.
A former freelance reporter tells of terror overseas and how he's come to the sweet life in New Zealand.
At about 17, Taylor McLoon walked off her first job, before becoming a leader in a collective action named the 'McStrike'.
OPINION: Pull down the Gordon Wilson flats, they are truly an eyesore.
The singer's tough, from the streets stories were not a hip-hop pose.
OPINION: Is the new money towards mental health more than a drop in the bucket?
Only 14 per cent of Kiwis think immigrants should bring their way of life to NZ, but are we really that negative?
I had to explain to my daughter that in New Zealand school is a safe place. There are no bombers.
A mistake meant Jackie McCullough saw she was worth thousands less than a "useless" man. She quit.
Scientists discover 91 new volcanoes under the ice sheets of Antarctica.
They say a school is the heart of the community – and teacher Di Anderson has taken that to heart in a small south Canterbury classroom.
OPINION: Sure, election 2017 has been pretty torrid, but election 2014 got pretty wild, too.
There's numerous cons, but the pros are that you get to eat steak and oily chips.
Layers of experiences that may or may not relate to each other. That's life.
Chinese-owned firm wants to use millions of litres of water a day from a spring near Whakatane.
In the past seven years there's been a total of 1,519 incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles being hit or nearly-hit by a train.
The warning is clear to fruit and vege exporters. Allow worker exploitation, and get blacklisted by overseas supermarkets.
Medical specialists are slamming a "charlatan" leech therapist who claims his special worms can cure breast cancer and Parkinson's disease.
An ex-cop's debut thriller draws on true stories from New Zealand's grim criminal history.
OPINION: Anything that encourages mums and dads to talk to their babies and toddlers is a brilliant idea.