Residents of New Zealand's capital are cleaning up after a storm rated the worst in over four decades.
The New Zealand parliament has been dissolved ahead of the country's September 20 election.
Umaru Fofana Sierra Leone officials are appealing for help to trace a woman with Ebola after her family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital.
Is the internet making us stupid? That's the question researchers from Wellington's Victoria University asked in a study on people's reading behaviour.
Paul Easton British-born Kiwi Rob Ayley, who died aboard flight MH17, wrote to his family on the last day of his trip to say how much he was looking forward to coming home.
Jo Moir His school suspended him for refusing to cut his hair, but New Zealand's High Court had other ideas.
Ben Heather Lollipops are strictly off the menu for Gus Denton after the stick from his last one spent eight months lodged painfully in his gut.
Brian Burnes A gun shop in Missouri is being sued for selling a weapon to a mentally ill woman who killed her father – despite her mother's warning.
Chris Dutton Raiders players got in touch with their feminine side for a very worthy cause last week.
Nick Perry, Wellington As police investigate the two pilots of a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared more than a week ago, a possibility they must consider - however improbable - is that one of them committed suicide...
Battered bodies no excuse says Kevin Muscat as Melbourne Victory set out to deny Brisbane Roar the Premiers Plate in A-League
Michael Lynch They may be running on empty and travelling north with a party of banged-up players nursing injuries and tiredness, but if any club can go to Brisbane Roar with a feeling of confidence surely it is...
Peter Robb Almost completely destroyed in the 2011 earthquake, central Christchurch is - very slowly - emerging anew.
Nick Perry Wellington, New Zealand: Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box.
The personal jet of filmmaker Peter Jackson is involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The placement of the car seat for Prince George while he is visiting New Zealand is causing a storm of outrage on social media, prompting soothing responses from seat provider Plunket New Zealand.
Julia Hollingsworth Some wore princess gowns, others donned red, white and blue wigs, and some woke at the crack of dawn to catch a glimpse of the royals.
A trust founded by Sir Edmund Hillary has launched an appeal to help the families of the sherpa guides killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest.
A young Wellington woman raped by a bouncer in an alleyway could have "closed her legs" if she didn't want sex, the man's lawyer told a jury.
He died fighting a superbug that no antibiotic in the world could touch.
Hayley Dixon London: A shop worker lured a police detective's teenage daughter to his home and took pictures of himself strangling her to death, it has been revealed after he admitted her murder.