The Auckland Regional Council spent $2.91 million on travel, accommodation and promotion for the ill-fated football match between David Beckham's LA Galaxy and the Oceania All Stars.
For former Silver Fern Donna Wilkins, returning to top level netball was just like riding a bike.
Promoters of the "fight of the century" are struggling to attract support from Auckland and Wellington to stage the bout between New Zealand's top two heavyweight boxers.
The public relations campaign mounted by Barry Matthews to hold on to his job as the head of the Corrections Department is added reason why he should lose it.
Battered and bloodied, 85-year-old Eric Brady crawled into the Papatoetoe RSA and called to his mates: "Some bastard just assaulted me."
The worst of the worst young criminals face being forced to wear electronic tracking devices to school, while others will be sent to military-style boot camps.
The worst of the worst young criminals could find themselves forced to wear electronic tracking devices to school, while others could be sent to military-style boot camps.
It is the smallest of things that fascinate Nobel Prize-winning scientist Harold Kroto and the biggest of issues. Chris Barton, of the New Zealand Herald, reports.
The Government's plans for military-style "boot camps" for the worst young criminals will be launched today when Prime Minister John Key announces that the legislation will be introduced to Parliament.
It was a stark contrast as two families sat in the High Court at Auckland yesterday - one showing no signs of emotion and the other weeping, angry and upset.
Rugby superstar Jonah Lomu and his partner, Nadene Quirk, have a baby girl.
New Zealand's youngest killer was back in court yesterday, alleged to have breached his release conditions on three occasions since November.
A Dunedin school is one of many across the country under fire for allegedly forcing parents to pay voluntary fees and punishing children whose parents do not pay up.
Bargain air fares across the Tasman are highlighting the large chunk airport charges, taxes and agency levies make up of ticket prices.
The security guard who called police to report smashed windows at a Taupo college on the night Karen Aim's body was found nearby had earlier helped Jahche Broughton to cover up the bashing of another female.
Thousands of rotting homes are expected to be demolished in the next two years, and one Auckland couple have just taken this drastic step.
New Zealand courts are beginning to hold developers personally liable for the multibillion-dollar rotting homes crisis.
The honeymoon with voters is not yet over for John Key's minority Government.
Brian Aim says there has been no worse moment in his life than when police arrived on his doorstep in the middle of the night and told him his daughter had been murdered.
Jahche Broughton fancied himself as a bit of a ladies' man.