Don French, 62, has spent about 30 years trying to complete the challenge after making a throwaway claim while trapped in a hut in bad weather.
They are showing up in fish's stomachs and in beaches across the country, but how are oesophagus clips escaping the meat works?
A 97-year-old woman is among those who fear they will be deported from New Zealand to countries ravaged by coronavirus.
The Bluff aluminium smelter has revealed it has another 75,000 tonnes of highly toxic hazardous waste stored in buildings at Tiwai Point - and does not have a solution what to do with it yet.
About 12,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Fiji as part of the World Health Organisation's Covax initiative.
Auckland is again out of lockdown, but on the same day it emerged there's a new case to grapple with.
New Zealanders are being warned to be concerned and act swiftly after a massive email hack that's being blamed on China.
Intelligence agencies in New Zealand are being urged to do a better job at blocking a website commonly used by white supremacists.
An Ōpōtiki teacher said their principal had her home burgled while they were out helping all their students evacuate during the tsunami alerts.
New Caledonia is on high alert as it braces for the arrival of a category five tropical storm later today.
PM Jacinda Ardern says it's hard not to feel like New Zealand is having a run of bad luck, with residents waking up today to a tsunami alert amidst the Covid-19 restrictions.
Emergency Management Minister Kiri Allan says the tsunami threat to New Zealand is a "dynamic event", with Auckland's coastal areas the latest to receive an emergency alert.
Some Bay of Plenty locals have refused to leave their homes, despite a Civil Defence order to evacuate due to tsunami danger.
A tech expert is warning the government could face multiple stumbling blocks if it makes QR code scanning mandatory - in particular when dealing with tech giants like Apple and Google.
Brian and Hannah Tamaki left Auckland under the cover of darkness and aren't welcome in Southland, the mayor says.
OPINION: Black Ferns have every right to be furious their World Cup has been bumped while men's competitions continue.
There are calls for the Government to fund more home internet connections so Auckland school children can learn from home.
Police have now prosecuted nearly 1000 Covid-related breaches, but are not being called upon to take action against those defying isolation or testing orders.
Cabinet ministers have been sitting on advice regarding a nationwide vaccination schedule for weeks, but have yet to finalise or publish a complete plan.
Occupants have set up tents and erected signage to show their opposition to a proposed Erebus crash memorial at Sir Dove-Myer Robinson Park.
One of the last acts of the Dirty Politics saga has come to a dramatic end in court, with lobbyist Carrick Graham apologising for spreading defamatory statements about three public health advocates.
Police are using drones that have been partly banned in the US over fears that China is using the technology to spy.
Chef says home cooks need to take care when using knives handed out in recent supermarket promotion — or any sharp knives.
The government has been quietly investigating if returnees and border workers should use a phone app that can detect Covid-19 two or three days before symptoms set in.
Manukau Institute of Technology is asking for kindness as a student who tested positive for Covid-19 faces cyber-bullying.
A veteran Niue politician hopes a constitutional review will lead to improvements in financial accountability by government.
South Auckland doctors denied their own coronavirus vaccine, despite working on the front line of the recent community outbreak.
While NZ is getting better at managing the pandemic with short lockdowns, Epidemiologist Michael Baker says the risk of occasional mistakes still leaves room for improvement.
A group of Parnell residents may glamp on the site of a planned national Erebus memorial in an attempt to stop construction, which begins next week.
More than $13m was paid out in wage subsidies to the real estate industry, despite record property prices and a booming market.