The district's mayor says NZTA's initial decision was a misunderstanding.
It's an 11-centimetre fertility symbol of a nude obese woman.
New Zealand's capital city has dozens of amazing cafes - here are the best of the best.
Two experts gave The Project their top 5 tips for performing the traditional Māori ritual.
The Iranian regime is disrespectful of women - but refusing to shake Jo Luxton's hand was not, writes Golriz Ghahraman.
The cultural identity of individual players influences a rugby team's style of play, researchers say.
A lawyers says it's culturally offensive and action needs to be taken to protect Māori symbols and imagery.
The Māori culture is being shared not just with tourists, but with local indigenous groups.
The United States and Israel are withdrawing from the UN's cultural and scientific agency.
Benefits include attracting Māori staff and tapping into the Māori economy.
Auckland is now a portal back to New York at the height of the hedonistic '80s.
What it's like going to the latest Cirque du Soleil show to come to New Zealand.
Gold miners reportedly killed members of an uncontacted Brazilian tribe.
At the centre is a piece of Ngāi Tahu rock art more than 500 years old.
The controversial adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 has caused audience hysteria overseas.
The Modern Maori Quartet, Juan Vesuvius and White Face Crew are just some of the New Zealand performers at this year's festival.
The model/actress has taken her first life drawing class on camera.
He says he'll never return to jail, now that he's found his identity.
Witi Ihimaera accepted the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as part of Bastille Day.