September 1 2014, updated 7:50pm

Ashburton arrest scene

Ashburton shooting suspect held

Farmer tips off police to suspicious man after two die at Ashburton Work and Income.

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Person hit by train

Police at scene of train fatality in Napier Police have confirmed a person has died after being hit by a train on Napier's Marine Parade.

Jet boat driver named

Police have named the man who died in an incident near Lake Monowai at the weekend

Angry call closes office

New Plymouth's Work and Income office went into shut down after a man allegedly threatened staff by phone.

2 inquiries on Rawshark claims

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'I am the police'

Policewoman accused of racially abusing taxi driver accused him of taking "a Kiwi job", court told.

Arrest after manhunt

tapeST Police have made an arrest after a car chase and search in central Wellington this afternoon.

Inadequacies, failures cited in deaths

Inadequate care and failure were cited in Health and Disability Commissioner reviews into three deaths

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SFO called in

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Woman trapped under a ute

Lying face down with her legs pinned, Robyn Mathisen wondered if she would live.

PM's condolences for shooting victims

John Key says he was shocked to hear of the double shooting in Ashburton.

Bloggers targeted journalist

bernard hickey Leaked emails show Whale Oil blogger and company decided to target journalist who was seen as an enemy.

Things 'tense' with Judith Collins

Former SFO boss hopes inquiry into alleged smear campaign against him will bring out the truth.

Making transport efficient

Bradford slammed for tweet

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman

Up a river, with a paddle

Greens co-leader Russel Norman looks more like he's in the middle of a holiday than in the thick of a campaign trail.

Heroin death toll skyrockets

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Parents of brain tumour boy to face judge

Parents of British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent and found in Spain are set to appear before a Spanish judge.

Controversial Arab mascot goes

Kiwi connection in incest case

Witness recalls new pal

"Wow, that's a big dude. Why he don't speak?" Those were Dorian Johnson's first thoughts on meeting Michael Brown.

Downgrade no cause for alarm

Fonterra There is no cause for panic over Fonterra's credit rating being cut, an economist says.

Allied Farmers back in black

Allied said the focus for the coming year would be to continue to grow the livestock business.

APN mulls NZX float

Datacom posts flat annual profit

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The Paleo guide to budgeting

Going underground the DIY way

Small business ups and downs

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Grand expansion plans

Hamilton-based app designer MEA Mobile has incredible expansion plans.

New woes for 'worst' karaoke bar

Best foot forward for Minx

One, two, Sucker Punch

Light up the streets with the follow-up to PlayStation's superpowered saga.

A leak in the celebrity iCloud

Stealing a person's files and photos no longer requires physical proximity or any carelessness on the victim's part.

Emoji-only app debuts

New Zealand outpaces Australia

The case against binge-TV

The biggest challenge with binge-watching is avoiding mentions of plot twists and other spoilers in the media.

How she schooled a sexist troll

Ginger Zee The way this US TV reporter responded to being called an 'ugly weather girl' has made our day.

In bed with a married couple

I'm used to hearing how unhappy men's marriages are, but this couple taught me how in love two people can be.

Time for a digital detox?

Will back hair ever be sexy?


The ultimate elixir of youth

Incorporate this type of training into your routine and you could be in for a lifetime of benefits.

Handy home hints

strap You asked - they answered! Our DIY experts respond to your questions.

Free luxury holidays no Shaw thing

Couple who started exclusive Queenstown lodge furious they're not allowed free holidays there.

Tiny home at a tiny price

DIY how to: re-love a chair


A blessing in disguise

Ever dreamt of living in a remodelled church hall? This grand property could be the answer to your prayers.

Spritzy, succulent Sangria

Southland Times photo Now you can pour this delicious mix of wine, fruit, a spritzer and sometimes spirits straight from the bottle.

Fancy a burger, or 27?

A pair of enthusiastic foodies have eaten their way around Wellington On a Plate's burger menu.

Is coffee your religion?

Top chefs show us how it's done

Cuts destroy team

Jacqueline Rowarth Restructuring has destroyed the team of AgResearch scientists that made a big discovery for NZ agriculture.

'Appalling behaviour'

A Morrinsville farming company boss allegedly offered regional council inspectors kickbacks.

Downgrade no cause for alarm

Better prepared for wind

Billy Connolly 'stronger than ever'

Billy Connolly Billy Connolly may have both prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease, but his wife says he couldn't be doing better.

Toyboys, wombs and court battles

Madonna's toyboy, Jennifer Aniston's womb and Mariah Carey's looming custody battle dominate this week's gossip mags.

Watch: Katy Perry, age 17

Downton to get steamy

Jennifer Lawrence

Backlash over J-Law nude photos

He boasted about publishing leaked images of Jennifer Lawrence. Then the backlash began.

Top 10 family destinations

Here are my top 10 family destinations, and five that need some work.

Life on the ledge

These gothic, glacier-carved granite spires attract the world's climbing fraternity.

Why San Francisco?

Airports step out in style

Giant ship adds giant polar bear

What does the 'world's most advanced cruise ship need'? A giant, 9-metre high polar bear of course.

They bullied my daughter

bullying strap The author thought her daughter maybe had ADD. Finally she told her the truth.

Can R18 protect kids?

Violence in video games and sex in music videos - is it anything to worry about or am I overreacting?

If you were the PM...

Quakes left me 'empty'

Gareth Morgan

Top five reader comments

First he came for the cats, and we said nothing, for we are not cats. Now Gareth Morgan's after Little Shop...

Rockers headlining MX-5 reveal

Duran Duran and a Mazda MX-5. Long-time rockers Duran Duran confirmed to spearhead this week's launch of Mazda's all-new 2016 MX-5 sports car.

Dodge Challenger dragster

When it comes to drag racing in the US, Dodge and Mopar go hand-in-hand.

Know when to hold 'em

Corvette sinkhole to go

Ian Callum's Jaguar Mark 2.

Personal Jaguar statement

Jaguar's design director unveils a special makeover project.

Boks' scrum woes are fixable

Springboks Springboks great Victor Matfield says the team's unexpected scrum problems are fixable.

Water-boy duties for Weepu

World Cup winning All Black has an inauspicious start to his overseas career, running water for London Welsh.

Hoffman ignores Storm clouds

Man Utd close to Falcao deal

Brodie Retallick

ABs lock up for sizeable challenge

Brodie Retallick excited about locking horns with a similarly built rival with a shared interest in physical destruction on Saturday.

Witness recalls new pal

"Wow, that's a big dude. Why he don't speak?" Those were Dorian Johnson's first thoughts on meeting Michael Brown.

One, two, Sucker Punch

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Time for a digital detox?

One family goes device-free in the hope of reconnecting and finding calm.

App for human drones

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