A couple that purchased a burial plot next to relatives 27 years ago have discovered it has been onsold and now has someone else in it.
One of the more spectacular suggestions for the square is the "living cathedral" thanks to Animation Research in Dunedin.
A man who lost more than half his body weight has thrown himself in to the Muddy Good Run near Ashburton.
Police are investigating the theft of $70,000-worth of generators and blankets taken from Christchurch Civil Defence.
The father of the three-year-old girl whose body was discovered with her mother's under a bridge says his last memory of her was when he promised to protect her.
The father of a three-year-old whose remains were found yesterday alongside her mother says he never stopped looking.
John Key says even if the Chief of Defence had known last week's meeting in the United States was going to be about combating Islamic State (IS), he still would have attended.
Urban planners from around the world give their advice on what we can do to help Auckland's housing crisis.
The first day of Parliament today was a bit like the first day of high school in a bad teen movie.
Four students have been arrested at the University of Auckland after chaining themselves inside the Vice Chancellor's office.
A man has appeared in Manukau District Court this morning charged with two murders allegedly committed in late 2006 or early 2007.
Coastguard NZ is urging boaties to pay attention to safety and get prepared for summer as part of Safer Boating Week, after recent deaths and injuries on the water.
Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson is Helen Clark's natural successor, but that might not be what the party needs right now, says Chris Trotter.
Former Labour Party president Mike Williams says Grant Robertson's made a strategic error by announcing Jacinda Ardern as his preferred deputy.
Grant Robertson has revealed the not-so-secret weapon he hopes will help him win the Labour leadership contest AAA Jacinda Ardern.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says there's no indication that any New Zealanders have been caught up in a freak storm that has killed more than 40 people in Nepal.
The mother of a boy who became seriously ill from chickenpox is urging others to get their children vaccinated.
Tech entrepreneur Vaughan Rowsell has launched his latest venture AAA a series of workshops designed to get children and teenagers excited about technology.
One person is dead and three others are in intensive care after a horror night of car crashes on Christchurch roads.
A NZ aid worker who has just returned from northern Iraq is cautioning the Government as it considers offering support in the fight against Islamic State militants.
So far there's been no decision on whether to send New Zealand medics or military troops, but MFAT says it's considering what further help we can provide.
New Zealand's 2014 Spelling Bee champion has been crowned in Wellington this afternoon.
The 2014 New Zealand Spelling Bee final has kicked off in Wellington this afternoon.
Murray McCully says New Zealand's seat on the United Nations Security Council does not mean it will automatically be drawn into military action in the Middle East.
New Zealand's very first Beard and Moustache Championships were held at the Kings Arms in Auckland.
A 20-year-old Cantabrian has lost a whopping 52kgs in the past two years by sticking to the paleo diet.
John Campbell took a visit to Avondale Primary and was immediately whisked away by the artists, proud to show him their creations.
A middle-aged cyclist has suffered serious spinal injuries after spending hours stuck in a sink hole.
Elderly duathlete Terrance McKenzie is still competing at age 85, and just can't stop.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has checked out New Zealand's ability to handle Ebola cases and says authorities are well prepared.
Last time New Zealand was on the Security Council, we apologised for being part of the UN's response to the Rwandan genocide.
In a rare show of togetherness, the Government and Opposition parties are united in their response to New Zealand winning a seat on the UN Security Council.
The equestrian community is champing at the bit to get to Hamilton's Mystery Creek events centre this weekend for the fourth annual Equidays.
Some of the county's brightest young minds will take the stage tomorrow to compete in this year's New Zealand Spelling Bee final.
Prime Minister John Key said he had a "feeling" that New Zealand had the numbers to win, but is surprised it happened on the first ballot.
The perjury trial of former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns will be delayed for 12 months because of the availability of key witnesses.
At the Federal Delicatessen in Auckland, Anastasia attempts to name nine ranks or titles in the New Zealand armed forces, in 10 seconds.
You would be hard pressed to meet a nicer seven-year-old than Grace Patterson, despite the huge challenges she has already faced in life.
A paraplegic Tauranga man has just completed a solo four-month journey across the Pacific.
Navy frigate Te Kaha left Wellington Harbour for Australia today, bound for World War I commemorations.
The daughter of a disabled Southland woman who was attacked by three dogs wants to see tougher dog regulations.
Three people have been arrested and charged in Auckland for stealing money from elderly women's bank accounts.
Three dogs that attacked a 65-year-old Southland woman and killed her pet dog are due to be put down this afternoon.
A contingent of Air Force personnel has flown out of Auckland bound for the Middle East as part of a three-month counter-piracy deployment.
3 News political editor Patrick Gower says it suits John Key to talk up the Islamic State threat, but not admit that we're joining the military fight against the jihadists.
A high-level, US-led military meeting that's been held near Washington will help Prime Minister John Key decide whether New Zealand should join the fight against IS.
With a large bloc expected to vote for Spain, the real tussle may be between New Zealand and Turkey for a spot on the UN Security Council.
Police have confirmed a body recovered from the Hauraki Gulf yesterday is one of two fishermen missing since Tuesday night.
Food entrepreneur Al Brown has just written and published Depot: Biography of a Restaurant, a no-fuss approach to eating and dining out.
A woman has been injured and her dog killed as three dogs jumped a fence and attacked them in Riverton.
Ali Ikram spoke to three finalists of the 2014 New Zealand Innovators Awards.
A Kiwi talent agent is warning young hopefuls that spending $10,000 on a conference won't make them into movie stars.
Prime Minister John Key is pushing on with a referendum on changing the flag, and will write to political parties asking them to join a committee in the coming days.
Police searching for two missing fishermen near Kawau Island have pulled a man's body from the water.
John Key is denying New Zealand has signed up to a 21-country coalition against the Islamic State, despite evidence to the contrary.
Shafiq Ur Rehman says jihadists in Iraq and Syria have no right to call themselves the Islamic State because their "brutality" goes against the teachings of the prophet Muhammad.
Military commanders from the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, including New Zealand, will meet in Washington to discuss ways to halt the jihadist group's advance.
The Vatican has issued a document that's causing a stir in the Catholic Church, suggesting that homosexuals have "gifts and qualities to offer".
The Police Association is calling for police officers to be "generally" armed, but does arming police officers axiomatically make them safer?
Disgraced All Black Aaron Cruden is back in the squad, but it's not clear if he'll play against Australia on Saturday.