Auckland Grammar teacher Simon Toon, who was caught masturbating in a classroom, downloaded porn when employed at King's College.
What's the deal with NCEA pass rates?
Gossip writer Pebbles Hooper suggests the death of a mum and her three children in Ashburton was "natural selection".
OPINION: Tight-fisted police need to face up to their responsibilities to the victim of a botched motorway shoot-out.
Man stabbed to death in Wellington, allegedly by a woman, was a strong and active believer in Jesus Christ.
After being used as a 'human shield' in a fatal shootout on a city motorway, Richard Neville is suing police for $1.4 million.
A man is critically injured in hospital after an overnight assault in Nelson.
The Sunday Star-Times' weekly slice of everyday life
Twin sisters Laura and Sophie Langston spent last night side by side watching movies.
Rugby fans leave home now if you don't want to miss kick-off.
Is it fair to criticise schools whose scores are inflated by struggling students pulling out of NCEA tests? No, says James Cook High School.
A rock climber has been airlifted from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after slipping on ice.
The forensic examination is expected to take up to four days.
Police attend several minor crashes on wet roads across the region.
Overcrowded and unsanitary boarding houses have been put on notice: clean up your act or face closure.
Barking dogs alert searchers, who find body of "loving and laughable" hunter at bottom of cliff.
Helen Clark's handshake is still cast iron strong; the self-confidence still supremely intact.
Vicki Lee Warington, 48, was found dead at a Dunedin house on Friday.
The NCEA results of some 'miracle schools' are not what they seem.
A Waikato man missing for two days has returned home and police say he is "okay".
Ashburton's Mormon community is rallying around to organise funerals for family found dead on Thursday.
Flight 441 slammed explosively into a rock face in 1963 and for 15 years was our worst air disaster.
Karori wildlife sanctuary marks 20-year milestone with a weekend of celebrations.
Motueka High agrees to talk to teens after high-profile dispute over puffer jacket ban.
Three people hospitalised after being blown over by blast from Air New Zealand jet engine in Rarotonga.
Firefighters on way to truck blaze on SH57 could see the black smoke as they left the station.
People were so keen to chat about the new postal cars, posties had to get creative with their excuses.
Cancer was expected to kill this Taranaki dad within days of his daughter's wedding, but he fought back - and won.
Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.
Doreen Grubb is determined not to give up sewing and craft, even if she is losing her sight.
One of the most distinctive features of the new NZ First caucus is the trio of young new MPs.
A personal locator beacon helped teams find a missing tramper in Coromandel bush.
Secondary school students got their creative juices flowing at the annual Waikato Culinary Fare.
Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.
A man is dead after his car crashed on a busy Auckland road during rush hour.
An Auckland man has been found guilty of animal abuse after his dog was found almost starved to death on a diet of noodles.
Fancy a decent block of land in the country, complete with character (and possibly relocatable) buildings, a netball/tennis court, playground and possibly a swimming pool?
University researchers are drug testing all Aucklanders, and without the need for their consent.
Stony River Hotel has a suspected ghost living in the 140-year-old building.
Scott Watson turned down in first parole hearing after serving 17 years for the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart.
New scheme offering investors shares in residential property from as little as $1000.
Ashburton mother Cindy George and her three young children could have died up to a week ago, police say.
Auckland teacher who masturbated in classroom to pornography at lunch time was from Auckland Grammar
What was supposed to be a six-week trial has been abandoned in the first week.
Former NZ First deputy leader Tracey Martin puts support behind Ron Mark, who has taken over the role.
New developments at Drury and by Glenbrook steel mill will provide hundreds more homes, government says.
An ounce of methamphetamine with a street value of $28,000 was seized after police raided a Kaiapoi home.
More than one in five properties in Auckland are sold within two years of purchase, a government analysis has found.
An Auckland gold trader has been sentenced to nearly four years prison for stealing from clients.