A major report has been released into New Zealand waters, using the work of 16 scientists and co-ordinated by businessman Gareth Morgan.
reporter Ali Ikram went to Cromwell Park with three trees - a totara, a kauri and a pohutukawa, to see what Aucklanders thought.
This week is Maori Language week - a week in which we celebrates a language that, like our landscape and our native flora and fauna, is unique to us.
Three years ago Phillipa Hale reluctantly took up weightlifting, now she finds herself at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Shot putter Valerie Adams led the New Zealand team at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, attended by more than 41,000 people.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has labelled John Key a poser and imposter after yet another photo opportunity coup.
Keen rugby player April Miller has been told she is no longer allowed to play in the men's competition in Southland.
The OCR rise came with some relief as the Reserve Bank signalled it will now pause before any more rises.
Like a recurring nightmare the conflict in Gaza continued today with the latest reports putting the number of dead at 681.
MPI has revealed its new incursion detection dogs, aimed at finding biohazards that have made it past the border.
John Key has turned down Gerry Brownlee's offer of resignation after the Transport Minister breached security at Christchurch Airport.
The driver of a train which crashed at Lower Hutt's Melling station had cannabis in his system at the time.
Robotic surgery has become a selling point for many medical centres across the United States.
The IPCA says police failed in parts of their Malcolm Rewa inquiry, but is unclear if it impacted their ability to catch him.
An Australian politician has embarrassed herself by publicly revealing she's looking for a "well-hung" man with "heaps of cash".
Italy's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship has embarked on its last voyage - being towed to its scrapyard grave.
The leaders of our two biggest political parties are taking contrasting stances on apologising this week.
One of the Kiwis who helped pioneer women's boxing at the London Olympics is back for another taste.
Cardrona general manager Bridget Legnavsjy says the ski field has had 27cm of snow this week, making it a great time to hit the slopes.
Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler has raised the official cash rate to 3.5 percent.
David Cunliffe has praised the Government's responses to the MH17 tragedy and Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip.
Major airlines have shunned Israel for a second day, while Washington renewed a ban on US flights to Tel Aviv due to the Gaza conflict.
David Cunliffe says Labour's regional development fund help Northland more than the Govt's 'holiday highway', at a fraction of the cost.
There was plenty of tartan and bagpipes on display at the Commonwealth games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
The United Nations human rights chief says Israel's military action in Gaza could amount to war crimes.
Dutch experts investigating the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine say data from the cockpit voice recorder is intact.
Trade Me doesn't play by kids' rules, putting slides, picnic rooms and a caravan bang in the middle of its offices.
Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante said his team fed off a vocal crowd in their famous win over West Ham at Eden Park.
The Wellington Phoenix recorded a historic 2-1 victory over English Premier League side West Ham United.
More than 40 people are feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm.
Max Currie's debut film Everything We Loved will debut in cinemas and online at the same time.
The party plans go into the night with some great New Zealand acts, and more importantly to talk about politics with Kiwi youth.
David Farrier joins Paul to discuss some of the highlights from the festival, such as Kiwi director Gerard Johnstone's Housebound.
New Zealand is among the worst in the developed world in terms writing wills a or rather not writing them.
The Wellington Phoenix have stunned English Premier League team West Ham 2-1 in their pre-season friendly at Eden Park in Auckland.
Other airlines have been flying over the area at the same altitude a 33,000 feet. But should Malaysia Airlines have been more cautious?
The NZ First leader has previously made allegations of widespread fraud in post-quake Christchurch, but naming someone is a serious step.
Campbell Live has had about 150 separate complaints about Stonewood, so we went back to the company and demanded an explanation.
Commerce Minister Craig Foss says that "there is no excuse whatsoever from a KiwiSaver provider to have taken too long" with a seriously ill investor.
Taking the ultimate selfie has reached a new level in New Zealand with the help of drones.
The leader of the Mana Party, Hone Harawira, has supported flag burning at a pro-Palestinian march in Auckland.
The All Black Sevens have had their first training session in Glasgow, as they aim for their fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal.
Henry Speight has been named in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship, but he won't run out against the All Blacks next month.
Lauren Boyle was all smiles today, despite her dad getting stuck in Siberia after his plane made an emergency landing.
The cloud-based accounting software company Xero has just concluded its annual meeting, focused on the US market.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the Wellington Phoenix host West Ham United at Eden Park in Auckland.
A mother has complained to the Human Rights Commission after her son was bullied for not taking part in bible lessons.
Despite Gaza City being on the receiving end of a relentless blitz, Hamas is still refusing to stop firing its rockets at Israel.
The leader of Scotland's independence movement has spoken about how Scottish independence would affect New Zealand.
Fonterra plans to scrap 110 jobs at its Canpac packaging plant in Hamilton to deal with falling demand.
New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht's film Pulp: A Film About Life, Death, And Supermarkets screens in Auckland tomorrow.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard's retirement from the England side will make him a better player.
EU ministers will accelerate the "targeted measures agreed" and examine further measures in the defence sector.
MH17 may have been shot down by "mistake" by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials say.
A look forward to the upcoming Dead Lands and a look back at the classic Utu.
Around 110 jobs may be set to go at Fonterra's Canpac plant in Hamilton, the dairy giant says.
Adjusting to the cuisine hasn't been so easy for Kiwi athletes in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.
South Auckland sometimes gets a bad rap, but a small group of wordsmiths is trying to turn that into great poetry.
In our science chat this week we look at the cost of beef, the mystery of tuberculosis and the science behind what makes women talk.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians to stop the bloodshed in Gaza.