John Holmes Smith went missing in March 1986, aged 76.

Man's body found decades on

John Smith's family finally have closure, with his remains identified after 29 years.

Schoolboy badly hurt

Police outside Taradale School in Napier, on Monday, May 25, 2015.

A 9-year-old pupil is critical after being strangled in a school accident.

Final farewell for Iroquois video

Wellington was the last stop in a farewell tour for the air force's Iroquois helicopter fleet.

Seales wants 'opposite of suicide'

Palliative care may not help terminally ill Lecretia Seales, euthanasia case judge told.

Rubbish dumper lands in tip

A trip to the tip ended up with a Hastings man joining his rubbish in the dumping area.  

Murderer's appeals thrown out

Man charged with murdering journalist Derek Round has had his appeals against the conviction and sentence length dismissed.

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Physio sex 'breached boundaries'

Health generic

Physiotherapist ordered to have ethical retraining after night of pizza, movies and sex.

Convicted murderer's appeals thrown out

The man charged with murdering journalist Derek Round has had his appeals against the conviction and length of sentence dismissed.

DHB failed suicidal mental health patient

More chilly nights after snow day


New CEO for Palliser Estate

Richard Riddiford, founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years.Pip Goodwin will now take up the position as chief executive.

9:46 PM  The founding managing director of Palliser Estate Wines is retiring after 25 years at the helm.

Wellington soda business bubbling

It's only been three years but Wellington business Six Barrel Soda is thriving and predicting more growth.

Larry Keeley, an innovation expert from the US, will host workshops in Wellington and Auckland in May.

More than new tech

A United States innovation expert is set to change what Wellington businesses owners know about innovation.


New flag must be more than rebrand

POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  A New Zealand flag waves her national flag during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group F match between Paraguay and New Zealand at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 24, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

OPINION: NZ is not really being asked to change its identity, but to take part in a costly corporate rebranding.

Government strips KiwiSaver of incentive

OPINION: Changes to scheme announced in Budget are a disservice to all Kiwi savers.

Courts cannot be seen to collude with the police in breaking the law or in bending the rules.

Editorial: The police must not break the law

OPINION: Police aren't free to break the law, even when prosecuting gang members.


Lysistrata play is very loose with its source

This Bacchanal's rehearse their version of Lysistrata


Elijah draws a lethargic crowd

REVIEW: Once in a while, Mendelssohn’s 1846 oratorio Elijah - while not a work of great distinction - will do the trick.

Towers perform Fur Patrol's Lydia.

Towers sing Lydia video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Capital Life

Our Lady of the Coast

Sculptor Martin Roestenberg works on his Virgin Mary statue, Our Lady of Lourdes, on site at Paraparaumu in 1958.

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.

What food says about us

Famous food photographer turns his lens on what restaurants feed their staff.

Anna Luke has spent the month baking and selling sweet treats out of her kitchen to raise money for the people of Nepal.

Baking for Nepal

A Wellington woman had no idea how much money she could raise just by selling her baking.


Game all but over for Central Pulse

Despite the best efforts of captain Katrina Grant, right, the Central Pulse were unable to beat the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic on Monday night. Photo: Fairfax NZ.

9:55 PM  Pulse's trans-Tasman netball campaign all but over after 52-47 loss to Magic in Hamilton.

Boyd hails Canes trainers for lack of serious injuries

Coach takes little pleasure in counting missing faces in Blues changing sheds, but wasn't hiding satisfaction at healthy state of his own playing stocks.

Hurricanes first five eighth Otere Black enjoys a lighter moment during training.

Second Super Rugby start looms for Black

Not so hidden gem Otere Black should not be just a Hurricane for the here and now.

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