Residents of New Zealand's capital are cleaning up after a storm rated the worst in over four decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As American Airlines passengers tilt back their seats and prepare to settle into their flights, they're probably not thinking about what's traveling through the skies under their seats in the belly...
A New Zealand man has survived being attacked by a shark: driving it off with his knife, stitching his own wound onshore and going to the pub for a beer before heading to hospital.
Kim Hjelmgaard Water, water, everywhere and a catalog of blunders pointing to the British government. That's the view of many flood-hit residents of the Somerset Levels, where for weeks tempers have been rising...
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...
A Wellington woman could have been dead for two hours before she was found in her bed in a locked hospital ward - despite being observed every 15 minutes by nurses.
Elise Scott An Australian couple will be among the first who will be able to change the phrase "I can't" to "I do" on Monday when same-sex marriage law comes into force in New Zealand.