From Helen Clark's UN bid to the Hurricane's historic victory, and some particularly chilly weather in between, here are a selection of RNZ's most read stories of the week:
Antarctic weather shrouded parts of the country in snow, with roads closed and hundreds of power poles down in central and eastern parts of the North Island.
Power was cut to 40,000 households in the depths of the cold snap and black ice made roads treacherous in many parts of the South Island. People were cold nationwide but some managed to make it out to frolick in the snow.
Insight put the spotlight on New Zealand suicide rates, which remain appallingly high despite of years of prevention plans and strategies. In 2013 suicide was the country's third highest cause of death, after heart disease and lung cancer.
Opinion - Toby Morris and Toby Manhire weighed in on a new era of post-truth politics.
David Bain's long-running battle for compensation came to an end with his acceptance of a government payment. Long-time supporter Joe Karam said he despaired at continuing the fight when the cards were stacked against him.
Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox said her party did not support Miss Clark, for decisions that cast doubt on what kind of Secretary-General she would be, including her government's 2004 foreshore and seabed law, its refusal to sign the UN Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Tuhoe raids of 2007.
Claims by one stripper of sexual harassment against the Chiefs rugby team at an end of year function were matched by revelations of similar behaviour last year.
After the incident was reported, RNZ's Kate Newton explored how little had changed since Greg McGee wrote Foreskin's Lament more than 25 years ago.
Saatchi & Saatchi chair Kevin Roberts had to make an early exit after claiming gender bias in the advertising industry did not exist.
Mr Roberts told online newspaper Business Insider the debate over gender was finished. He said many women did not have a "vertical ambition" and instead had only a "circular ambition to be happy".
Modelling suggested most Aucklanders wouldn't be able to afford to buy new homes built under Auckland's Unitary Plan.
The research said of the 247,000 new homes planned within Auckland's urban area, only 15 percent would cost less than $800,000 and less than 2 percent would be priced under $600,000.
Jubilant players celebrated their 20-3 win over South Africa's Lions in the Super Rugby final, the first in the 21-year history of the competition.
And finally ... the launch of our Olympics page, with contenders, stunning successes, pivotal moments and more.