TAIC says the 2011 Rena grounding probably would not have happened had there been a light beacon on the reef.
An exhibit celebrating Air New Zealand's 75 years in flight has touched down at Te Papa.
Dan Carter is poised to become the world's highest paid rugby player when he moves to France after next year's Rugby World Cup on a three-year deal with Racing Metro.
Marine activists Sea Shepherd have captured on camera their pursuit of a Nigerian-flagged fishing vessel inside protected Antarctic waters.
The gunmen who stormed a school in Pakistan played sadistic games with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down.
An unsanctioned mixed martial arts event was all fun and games until one fighter lost his prosthetic eye after being kicked in the head.
Event Cinemas NZ is "in conversation" over showing comedy The Interview here after its dumping by US cinemas in the wake of terror threats.
A video posted to YouTube shows the terrifying moments a Boeing-777 encountered a harsh winter storm which rocked the plane for 45 minutes, injuring 14 people.
Auckland City has been knocked out of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco after going down 2-1 to Argentine side San Lorenzo in extra time.
Online entertainment editor Daniel Rutledge has named The Raid 2 as his favourite film of 2014.
It's been a wet and windy start to summer AAA good news for farmers, but frustrating for holidaymakers and everyone else waiting for the sun.
Andrew Little says our anti-terror laws aren't designed to catch "lone wolves", and the Sydney siege should not be used as justification for passing them under urgency.
In the final episode of Tech Bytes of 2014, Emma Brannam takes a look at the weirdest and most wonderful inventions of the year.
Political editor Patrick Gower and The Nation host Lisa Owen take a look back at the year's big stories and the political winners and losers of 2014.
Athletics great Valerie Adams has won the New Zealand Olympic Committee's Lonsdale Cup for an unprecedented fifth time.
The Black Caps have tied the one day international series 2-2 with Pakistan after winning by seven runs in Dubai.
Pakistan will end its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, a day after Taliban militants killed 141 people in an attack on a school.
US officials have spoken out to calm fears of terrorist attacks at cinemas showing The Interview, insisting there is "no credible intelligence" to suggest a plot is underway.
New Zealand's current account deficit rose to $2.5 billion in the September quarter, with the annual deficit of $6.1 billion representing 2.6 percent of GDP.
The United States has announced a "historic" thaw in relations with Cuba, saying it would ease long-standing trade and travel sanctions.
In 1997 Stephen Anderson went on a rampage in Raurimu, where his parents had a ski lodge. Anderson shot 10 people and killed six, including his own father.
British rockers Jethro Tull are in the country for five shows - frontman Ian Anderson speaks about how thrilled he is to be in New Zealand.
For political editor Patrick Gower, the defining moment in politics for 2014 was the Moment of Truth, which was a "mega belly flop".
Sam Hayes and a crew visit Antarctica to meet up with a group of scientists on a mission. They want to find out exactly what Antarctica was like last time there was this much CO2 in the atmosphere.
Auckland man Bernie O'Donnell got a ticket on Monday at a Wilson carpark, for having his parking ticket upside down.
Campbell Live has been contacted by mothers who have been simply shafted when they return to work after parental leave.
There were just 13 fatal shark attacks worldwide last year, and in New Zealand there's a fatal attack once every 15 years.
Thursday morning's fourth ODI between the Black Caps and Pakistan is set to go ahead despite calls to postpone the game following a Taliban attack on a school.
Auckland City FC are preparing for their latest David versus Goliath battle when they take on South American champions San Lorenzo.
Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have become the fourth set of brothers ever to play together in the baggy green.
Pakistan has begun three days of mourning for the 132 children and nine school staff massacred by the Taliban.
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has accepted Labour MP Phil Goff's "unreserved apology" for leaking a Security Intelligence Service report to media.
Could a five-year low in crude oil price come at a cost to the environment and those in the market for a house?
An update on the markets for December 17, 2014.
A Blenheim couple who have been fined $40,000 for not wearing helmets while riding their quad bikes say the punishment is unfair.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says the bail laws were already being reviewed and stricter conditions will be brought in in January.
Sol3 Mio beat Lorde to top the official New Zealand album chart of 2014, according to data collection agency RadioScope.
A disabled dog in the US has been given the freedom to run after his owner had 3D printed prosthesis made.
The Good Samaritan who was brutally bashed while helping an old woman who was being robbed has thanked New Zealanders.
For more than 16 hours in Channel 7's Sydney newsroom directly across the road from the Lindt Café, cameraman Greg Parker aided a police sniper keeping watch on the situation.
A former US baseball star turned ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa has released a video introducing himself and his wife before they take up residence in Wellington.
Fans of hit animated film Frozen just can't seem to let it go, and now its co-director has apologised for its ridiculously catchy anthem.
From Lorde to Shia to Eminem, David Farrier and Daniel Rutledge discuss the best entertainment news stories of 2014 on Firstline.
3 News sports reporters Michelle Pickles and Jim Kayes joined Firstline to discuss what they thought was the best sporting moments from 2014.
Two politically divided brothers received an unusual call from a viewer on a US political talk show.
Stories have begun emerging from the 17 staff and customers who were held in the terrifying hostage ordeal in central Sydney's Lindt Café.
Fans attending Cricket World Cup matches next year will notice an "enhanced" police and security presence, but are being promised it won't be "over the top".
Real Madrid have cruised into the FIFA Club World Cup final in Morocco after sweeping aside Cruz Azul 4-0.
AUT's Steve Pointing and Massey University's Heather Hendrickson take a look at the biggest science stories of the year.
How much do Auckland youngsters know about Santa? What are they expecting to find under the tree this year? And most importantly, have they been good?
At New Zealand's Scott Base in Antarctica, two people are tasked with making sure the scientists and staff feel right at home AAA the chefs.
When 24-year-old Rachael Williams woke up six months ago with a sore knee, arthritis didn't even cross her mind.
Four years after becoming a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, weightlifter Richie Patterson dreamed of going one better in 2014.
Jeb Bush, son to one former US president and brother to another, has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2016 race, announcing he had consulted his family and decided to explore a bid.
Taken 3 actor Liam Neeson has teamed up with Washington Wizards star John Wall to create a fantastic advert for the NBA games on Christmas Day.
Finance Minister Bill English is rejecting claims the Government's 2010 tax cuts are preventing the country's finances getting back into the black.
Taliban insurgents have killed at least 141 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan.
Australian authorities say the Sydney CDB, the scene of the horrific hostage situation, will reopen today.
US police have stepped up a manhunt for an Iraq war veteran wanted for the murders of his ex-wife and five of her relatives.
For the first time in more than 12 years, a set of brothers will wear the Baggy Green together for Australia