Sister accused of murder

A murder charge was laid in 2008 following the death of a 24-year-old, whose badly burned body was found in the boot of ...

10:09 AM  A woman charged with killing her sister 10 years ago, when she was a teen, has finally made it to court.

Kayaker missing off Wellington

Police search for a missing kayaker off Wellington's south coast.

10 min ago  Maritime police search for kayaker missing off Wellington's south coast.

Jailed for corruption

Murray Noone, left, and Stephen Borlase appear in the High Court at Auckland for sentencing on fraud charges

3 min ago  Cosy relationship between contractor and council employee in Auckland ends behind bars.

Teen's zest for life remembered

Seventeen-year-old Kiriana Morrison was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning.

10:17 AM  Kiriana Morrison, 17, will be laid to rest beside her grandfather, Sir Howard Morrison, after fatal car crash.

Woman's disappearance shocks

Barbara Thomson has not been seen since the early hours of Tuesday morning.

9:33 AM  Barbara Thomson has been fishing the Waitahanui River for 40 years. On Tuesday she never came home.

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Quake memorial unveiling video

A note for Matty Beaumont, who died in the CTV building, above his name on the memorial. It reads: "We think of you ...

Heartfelt words to earthquake victims dangle in sunshine beaming through trees as Christchurch gears up for the unveiling of perhaps its most important public space.

Truck crashes into house

A truck has crashed into a Lower Hutt house.

Two people in a rubbish truck escaped injury after the vehicle slammed into a Lower Hutt house.

Minister rejects poor driving offer

A "tourist" driver on the wrong side of the road on the Crown Range in January 26.

Simon Bridges won't come and ride with Queenstown cameraman who filmed "tourist" driver.

'It doesn't have to be this way' video

One of the places Watercare might build a water treatment plant is across the road from the Robinsons. Family members, ...

Plans for a water treatment plant in a rural heritage suburb of Auckland has locals aghast.

Half marathon done despite brain cancer video

Walsh and her modified wheelchair compete in the Round the Bays half marathon in Wellington.

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Vicki Walsh thought her racing days were over. But her friend had other ideas.

Final major cordon lifted video

Worsleys Rd residents are allowed back in their homes for the first time since the Port Hills fires.

New street lighting on its way

Around half of Auckland Street lighting will be replaced with LED lights by 2020 and all by 2025.

Turning Auckland street lighting to low energy LED's in suburban areas is well under way but are they too bright?

Jailed fraudster's destructive streak

Joanne Harrison during her sentencing at Manukau District Court on Tuesday.

Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison "a complete piece of work" relative says.

These guys know their onions

Supervisor Kitja Santanut oversees 19 workers from Thailand to harvest onion flower heads by hand in Marlborough.

Man replaces machine for Marlborough onion harvest. Hell, even the bees help out.

CEO's shock departure

Hawke's Bay Regional Council chief executive Andrew Newman.

On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.

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Jailed fraudster's destructive streak

Joanne Harrison during her sentencing at Manukau District Court on Tuesday.

9:53 AM  Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison "a complete piece of work" relative says.

Masked thieves raid Mobil

9:09 AM  A man was stocking fridges at Mobil in Huntly when thieves reversed a car through the glass doors.

Thieves clean out showhome

Home's suspicious gnomes video

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Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

Did firms pocket quake cash?

The money is there for employees out of work from the November quake but not all are getting it.

Over 1300 businesses applied for a quake subsidy to pay staff, but at least one worker is yet to see any of it.

Quake-affected building shut

Wellington office building 80 The Terrace is owned by Mt Everest Properties.

More disruption in Wellington CDB, as NZ Fire Service HQ shut after engineers say building needs engineering work.

politics

CEO's shock departure

Hawke's Bay Regional Council chief executive Andrew Newman.

On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.

Public service vs cash

Adrian Orr, CEO NZ Super Fund.

OPINION: Bill English would be right to sack members of the board of the Super Fund.

E Kore Ano, Never Again

Respectful public inquiries can provide closure, as well as new openings, for victims of abuse, their families and ...

Opinion: The Open Letter to Prime Minister Bill English, calling for an independent inquiry to deal with abuse of children under state care, has been steadfastly downplayed by the Government. Why?

TOP cleared of 'treating'

The Opportunities Party Mt Albert candidate Geoff Simmons speaks at a candidate lunch earlier this year.

The Electoral Commission found there was a "lack of corrupt intent" in giving voters free rides.

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Don't underestimate the humanities

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OPINION: Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit.

The price of devices

In an unscientific poll hosted on Neighbourly, 58 per cent per cent said they had been caught out by the costs ...

The device revolution in schools is here to stay, but what do our principals have to say about it?

Provisional NCEA results praised, roll rises

Vanguard Military School was established in 2014 and has grown its roll by 76 per cent since then.

One of the nation's first partnership schools has been lauded for its provisional NCEA results.

Parents fed up with school bus overcrowding

School bus overcrowding has been an issue for a number of years.

"This is a service they are paying for. If you pay for a service it should be safe and it should be reliable," said mum, Sue Claridge.

health

St John calls for help

St John Ambulance Service Picton volunteers Nine Scott, back, Trevor Faulkner, left, and Susan O'Rourke swing into action.

St John's ambulance urgently need more volunteers to help ensure the critical service can operate at full capacity.

Tampon funding 'needed'

Juanita Van Winkel with Rebecca Culver are supportive of Pharmac potentially funding sanitary items.

Palmerston North women are relieved to hear sanitary products could be funded by Pharmac.

Suicide attempts increasing

Police data shows a 30 per cent increase in call outs for attempted suicides in the past four years.

Jump in the number of attempted suicides handled by police is an indictment on NZs mental health system, police union says.

DHBs, junior doctors settle

Junior doctors strike at Christchurch Hospital in October.

A deal is done but talk between two parties had become strained.

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Women of Influence winners video

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Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

More milk, lower prices

Tight global supply has been a key factor holding up world dairy prices.

Improved weather will slightly boost milk production but hold back prices.

Young farmers watch farm burn

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

PGGW posts $16m profit

Tougher lamb and wool conditions have given PGG Wrightson shareholders much to think about.

PGGW has made a $16m after-tax profit in the first half of the financial year.

Sweet as? Not for Comvita

Comvita chief executive Scott Coulter is pinning faith on a joint venture with Chinese partners to boost sales.

Disappointing sales in China have led to a 6-month loss for the honey company.

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