Bones, including those of children, have been washing up along the beach since, with locals and the wider public having gathered several sacks to date.
During the flight the pilot told passengers he was dealing with 180kmh cross winds.
- by Logan Savory
The UK, Austria, Mexico and Korea have all in various forms mulled "wellbeing" frameworks for government, and experts say New Zealand may serve as a case study.
An English family who dumped chips on someone's beach blanket and reportedly stole a Christmas tree tapped into New Zealanders' anxieties.
- by Charlotte Graham-McLay
"Might not be other people's way of honoring their loved ones... my boys it would have been your style so meh to the haters," she said.
- by Sam Sherwood
New Zealand has joined Australia in signing up to a deal with Britain aimed at softening the impact of Brexit on trade.
Displaced residents from the island of Ambae are now anxious to get back to their ash-covered homes – even if the danger has not yet passed.
- by Paul Jones
The 27-year-old man charged with killing British backpacker Grace Millane has pleaded not guilty to her murder.
Two police officers tried to rescue three teenage boys from a stolen car after it exploded in a "huge ball of fire" following a high-speed crash.
A trio of Wellingtonians scrambled down steep cliffs to rescue a pair of stranded dolphins off the city's South Coast.