Whale washes up in Porirua

Whale from a family of ''the least known marine mammals'' washes up on a Porirua beach.

'No NSA bases in NZ'

3:26pm PM dismisses Edward Snowden's allegations the NSA is working out of New Zealand. | What we learnt | 'NZ needs answers'| ‘NZ spied on Pacific neighbours’

Priest pleads guilty

Catholic priest admits charge of indecent assault ​on a male over 16.

It's a girl: Te Papa's colossal squid

It's a girl - not the latest royal-baby-to-be, but Te Papa's new colossal squid, and it had a lot to teach us.

$7.2 million Lotto winner found

The winner of Saturday's $7.2 million Lotto prize has claimed their winnings.

Grandmother jailed for life

jail cell Auckland woman sentenced for murdering a man by setting fire to him in his own bedroom.

$350k fraud admitted

Man convicted on 29 dishonesty charges involving about $350,000.

Haast isolation 'best place for thief'

Man, 70, jailed for sex crimes

No probe yet over Dotcom email

kim dotcom Complaint about email that Kim Dotcom says shows PM lied about knowing him shelved till after election.

Do believe the hype

When people say the "moment of truth" was an anti-climax, a nothing - don't believe them.

Greens offer new baby package

NZ 'spied on allies'

A political flat race

Wellington actor comes up with novel way to get young Kiwis interested in voting, by profiling political party leaders in a flat setting.

Uni $100m richer after inking deal

Rod Carr Canterbury University finally has access to first of two $100m grants Govt promised last year for upgrades. l Canty NZ's third-best uni

Troubled college gets new head

A Porirua college where two students were the victims of serious assault has a new principal.

Gift's after-ball hangover

Acupuncture trumps forestry

Auckland top NZ uni

Auckland has the highest-rated NZ university in new rankings, and makes it into world's top 100.

The first One Dollar Warrior

Shona Shona Wilburn is about to benefit from a venture set up to help those with life-threatening illness.

Fruean inspires heart patients

Storming midfielder Robbie Fruean looks to have taken his new team and home to heart.

Spinal cord injury overlooked

Accelerating prices hit family budget

Long way to recovery

An Invercargill family are facing a long road into the darkness after a horrific crash left their teenage son battling for his life.

'Step in the right direction'

Otago Regional Council community liaison and education officer Rob Schick takes a water sample at a council field day in the Tokomairiro catchment last year. A radically new risk-based approach to dairy farm inspections by the Otago Regional Council has the support of Federated Farmers.

Farm effluent consent approved

An application by a Waituna dairy farm to extend its effluent disposal area has been approved.

Post mortems on cows

Poachers fire on workers

Jury is still out

Farmers who produce raw milk say it's good for you, but the jury is still out, say scientists.