From calls to mark local history instead of Guy Fawkes, to rapture followed by more muted welcomes to victorious sportsmen and royals; radionz.co.nz put its stamp on some of the week's major stories.
The Maori Party is calling again for Guy Fawkes to be recognised as Parihaka Day to commemorate the sacking of the pacifist Taranaki settlement in 1881.
Police officers are dealing with more than 100 mentally ill people every day, and the callouts are taking longer to resolve than they used to.
Tributes poured in for Bill Ballantine, a pioneer of marine conservation who fought to establish Leigh Marine Laboratory in 1977 - one of the first "no-take" reserves in the world.
The victorious All Blacks received a rapturous welcome from about 4000 people when they arrived at Auckland Airport. It was followed by a ceremony in the central city that attracted thousands more.
Nelson turned on its warmest charm for the royal couple, who managed to fit in a public walkabout, a visit to Nelson's Cawthron Institute and World of WearableArt gallery, and a food and wine event in just four hours.
New Zealand man Warren Marriner planned to return to his home in Perth after a trip to Syria, but Australian Immigration had different ideas and moved to deport him back to New Zealand.
The Prince of Wales meets a young tuatara and an uninvited bumblebee during a visit to a conservation sanctuary near Dunedin.
The New Zealand government released the legal text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of the deal's 12 member countries.