From a wave of deadly attacks in Paris, to the death of Jonah Lomu, and ending with a fatal helicopter crash - RNZ reports on a week punctuated by tragic events.
In a night of violence, 130 people were killed in a wave of attacks on bars, restaurants and a concert hall.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, leaders meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in the Philippines took a strong stand against terrorism.
A Sikh student having a coffee at an Auckland cafe was mistaken for a terrorist, with police called to investigate whether his headphones were a bomb.
The Tobys discuss the ramifications of the Paris attacks for Europe's ongoing tide of refugees and how IS is achieving its stated aim of dividing the world.
Jonah Lomu died suddenly at his home in Auckland, aged 40. At 19, he was the youngest All Black ever and arguably the world's most famous rugby player.
The next day the man who captained the All Blacks during this year's stunning defence of the Rugby World Cup announced his retirement. Richie McCaw moves on to a new career as a helicopter pilot.
Radio New Zealand's John Campbell visits Christmas Island days after guards temporarily abandoned its detention centre in the wake of riots in protest at the death of an asylum seeker.
A group of New Zealand-born detainees deported under Australia's tough new laws arrive in Auckland. They're met by a newly minted law setting up a monitoring regime for deportees.
The water is lapping at our feet, warned the Parliamentary commissioner for the Environment. Jan Wright said at least 9000 homes are just half a metre about sea level.
The week ended with the deaths of seven people in a helicopter crash on Fox Glacier. Four of the passengers were British tourists and the other two were from Australia. The pilot was 28-year-old New Zealander Mitch Gameren.