As the new year rolls around the Government is committing to increasing police numbers in an effort to combat aggravated robberies.
Pippi and her family are living a happy life despite never finding out who in their neighbourhood mutilated the beloved cat this year.
From language barriers to cultural identity, navigating life as a teenage refugee in New Zealand can be complicated.
As Iraqi refugee Zaid Al-Jarrah finishes his Master's Degree, his family finally feel settled into life as Kiwis.
It's been 50 years since he UN adopted the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees and NZ's quota is set to double... is it enough?
Jenny Bartlett has sewed hundreds of Santa sacks for the children spending Christmas at Auckland's Starship Hospital this year.
Coming home on Friday the husband expected Max to run and greet him, instead he found him lying at by their fence, dead.
Fiona Grove arrived home last night to find her house had been broken into, and one of the things stolen was a trinket box containing her twins' ashes.
They include parents, children, teens, friends, a long serving cop, and a heroic aunty.
Salah Mohammed set up a fridge with fruit, naan bread, rice and curries in his takeaway shop, free to people in need.
Invercargill Vegan Society members collected the ducks yesterday and buried them "with some dignity".
Kylie Frost's disease causes some bones to fuse due to inflammation, but she's not letting it stop her.
Nathan Pettigrew holds a marine mammal permit, allowing him to get close to marine life and share his experiences.
Two amazing vocalists belted out old school tunes, supported by their dance crew, as thousands danced in Mount Smart's stands.