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More chilly nights after snow day

More bitterly cold nights are on the way, following a wintry blast that spread snow as far as Napier.

Caregiver accused of bizarre punishments

1:58pm Woman punished boys with a hot poker and chilli peppers, Crown alleges as two-week trial begins.

Seal 'on the loose' in Lower Hutt

17 min ago Lower Hutt's young seal pup is better behaved than one causing commotion up north.

Suffering could be 'intolerable'

2:11pm Palliative care might not help terminally ill lawyer Lecretia Seales, judge told as euthanasia case begins.

Passports back to 10 years

6 min ago Passports will be valid for 10 years from the end of this year and cost $180, Peter Dunne has confirmed.

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