The big mining commute
It's no secret there's a mass of Kiwis heading across the ditch for the great Aussie mining rush.
But not all live there - many still live here and go for weeks at a time in a kind of extreme commute.
Matt McLean investigates why these workers leave their families and travel thousands of kilometres to work.
Family fights to stay together
Christine Jebb and her younger sister Pamela are being treated as separates rather than sisters by New Zealand's immigration service.
British born Pamela and her parents have all been granted NZ residency but not Christine.
Michael Holland with the latest.
Paralympian hopes to emulate Olympic heroes
With New Zealand still basking in Olympic rowing glory, paraplegic Danny McBride, 43, hopes to emulate their success.
Southland league players ready for big boys
Rugby league barely rates a mention in Southland but one team is preparing to beat the odds. A team from Central Southland College will take on the big boys at the secondary schools championships in south Auckland - and it's fair to say they're the underdogs.