Matariki began with the rising of a cluster of seven stars and will end with a series of events around the country.
Victims of serial rapist Malcolm Rewa could sue police for failing to investigate their claims, says an expert on the case.
Jacinda Ardern and Jami-Lee Ross take a look at the week in politics - Gerry Brownlee, burning flags and the cover of Rugby News.
Parental support organisation Toughlove is calling on political parties to outline their plans to help at-risk youth and their families.
A south Auckland high school has been visiting primary schools to promote Te Reo to a younger generation.
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.
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.
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.
The IPCA says police failed in parts of their Malcolm Rewa inquiry, but is unclear if it impacted their ability to catch him.
The leaders of our two biggest political parties are taking contrasting stances on apologising this week.
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.
The party plans go into the night with some great New Zealand acts, and more importantly to talk about politics with Kiwi youth.
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.
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.
A mother has complained to the Human Rights Commission after her son was bullied for not taking part in bible lessons.
Bay of Plenty Polytech today achieved the biggest number of people dipping toast soldiers simultaneously into boiled eggs.
The Government is setting up a taskforce to identify what it calls "loopy rules", with the aim of getting rid of unnecessary bureaucracy.
The proposed $90M Basin Reserve flyover has been turned down in a draft decision released today.
NZ First leader Winston Peters is trying to laugh off a serious misconception held by one of his MPs.
Labour leader David Cunliffe has done what politicians hate to do: he has admitted to getting it wrong.
National MP Claudette Hauiti has gone into hiding, refusing to answer any questions after quitting Parliament today.
Wairarapa's main road link to Wellington is open again after being closed by snowfall, but drivers are being warned to take care.
National list MP Claudette Hauiti has announced she is quitting politics.
MPs from both sides of the House tonight will team up to face a new opponent a young people.
Snow has closed the main road from Wairarapa to Wellington, while the cold weather is also causing problems further north.
With 774 separate state-funded family violence services in NZ, a system Ms Herbert believes is too fragmented and is part of the problem.
David Farrier caught up with Mr Weir to discuss his 41 tattoos a all of Homer Simpson's face.
Bayleigh Rees's prized BMX was stolen just hours after arriving in Rotterdam.
What is it about English football clubs that inspires such intense loyalty?
The latest taster from NZ First pledges to remove GST from the weekly supermarket shop, but which food items?
The Government has announced a 30,000-acre conservation park for the island in the Hauraki Gulf, making it Auckland's largest.
The Greens have unveiled a new policy extending early childhood education, but won't say where the money will come from.
A wintry blast moving up the South Island today served as a reminder to southerners that winter isn't over just yet.
All Black legend Kevin Skinner passed away this morning in Auckland, aged 86.
Less than 24 hours after State Highway 1 near Kawakawa re-opened on Saturday, a section of road near the Brynderwyns washed away.
A Lower Hutt boxing gym set up to change troubled young people's lives has been so successful, a second has been opened.
The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll is providing little comfort for Labour - why are they doing so badly?
A south Auckland community is in shock after the violent deaths of a local shop owner and his employee.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has outlined some of the party's key policies ahead of September's election.
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has been grasping to find a positive spin on this poll.
John Key has challenged internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to put up or shut up with the evidence he claims proves the Prime Minister lied.
At the Conservative Party conference today, leader Colin Craig had a clear message to Prime Minister John Key.
Police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found dead at an address in south Auckland.
The two parties are going head-to-head with their conferences this weekend and it could go further.
NZ First Leader Winston Peters says he may stand in East Coast Bays if National does a deal with the Conservatives.
Dotcom's political bomb apparently will rock Mr Key's political credibility and will prove that he has misled the public.
Dan Parker and Wellington Phoenix winger Paul Ifill went to meet the Wellington Phoenix football competition winner a budding footballer Kyle.
The Crown's response to the Rena grounding breached the Treaty of Waitangi, a new interim report states.
The New Zealand Defence Force has pleaded guilty in a private prosecution brought by the sole survivor of the 2010 Anzac Day helicopter crash.
A small Canterbury town is one of the latest places to receive its share of snowfall.
Labour's Jacinda Ardern and National's Jami-Lee Ross take a look at the week's big political developments and the MH17 disaster.
The chair of the Opotiki Maori Wardens, Te Owai Gemmell discusses how generations of violence in the family home is a serious problem in NZ.
Having started on Monday night, the road workers had been taking shifts to get the road back up and running as soon as possible.