Body in car a mystery video

Nelson firefighters wait to assist police in their investigation of a fatal car crash on State Highway 6 near the summit of the Whangamoa Saddle.  The car caught fire and is 30 metres down a bank.

A burnt out car with a body inside was in a common dumping spot off the highway.

Driver 'sorry' for crash

A Jeep landed on its roof after crashing on a bend in Atawhai Drive, Nelson, on Sunday night.

Driver hanging upside-down by seatbelt apologises to emergency services after car flipped.

Giant pig traps woman

A pet kunekune pig, weighing about 150kg, kept a woman trapped in her car.

11:50 AM  A hungry 150kg pig trapped a woman in her car near Dunedin as it searched for food.

'Help our daughter'

The parents of a mentally ill woman are upset she was allowed to go outside and put herself in danger, given her long history of self harm and suicide attempts.

11:59 AM  Parents say ill daughter was allowed to roam free despite history of self harm and suicide attempts.

Key: Ponytail pull not sexist

Key described the hair-pulling as just "horsing around", as he had a "fun relationship" with staff at Rosie cafe near his home in Parnell, Auckland.

PM admits he misread the situation when he pulled a waitress' ponytail, but denies it was a sexist act, saying he "could have" done it to a man.

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crime

Final police witnesses in tooth-puller trial

Philip Lyle Hansen appears in Wellington District Court on Tuesday morning.

7 min ago  Tooth removal without pain relief or proper tools can damage soft tissues, dentist tells court.

Police build picture of fatal shooting

12:32 PM  An investigation is building a picture of events leading up to the fatal police shooting of a Thames man.

Mei Fan trial delayed

Jury selection underway in Chen case

politics

Key: Ponytail pull not sexist

Key described the hair-pulling as just "horsing around", as he had a "fun relationship" with staff at Rosie cafe near his home in Parnell, Auckland.

PM admits he misread the situation when he pulled a waitress' ponytail, but denies it was a sexist act, saying he "could have" done it to a man.

MP's premature celebrations

11:30 AM  Damien O'Connor was blissfully unaware the cracking game on the telly was a replay.

John Key said the minister had notified the Prime Minister’s office about the situation as soon as they were made aware of the issue.

Minister won't step down

A Cabinet minister whose brother is facing indecency charges will not step down, Prime Minister John Key says.

education

Schools eager to share expertise

Lynfield College principal Steve Bovaird says setting the achievement challenge is the next step for the community of schools.

Lynfield schools are the latest to sign up to the second round of Communities of Schools.

Hillcrest High shows artistic prowess

The Excellence in Art Competition was won by a Hillcrest student for the second year running.

Wanted: Male primary school teachers

Where have all the good men (in teaching) gone?

health

'Help our daughter'

The parents of a mentally ill woman are upset she was allowed to go outside and put herself in danger, given her long history of self harm and suicide attempts.

11:59 AM  Parents say ill daughter was allowed to roam free despite history of self harm and suicide attempts.

Nepal: Disease spread looming

A NZ microbiologist says the country now faces the possible spread of life-threatening diseases.

Lifeline is the organisation which pushed Blues coach and All Black great Sir John Kirwan’s campaign to raise awareness of depression.

Suicide helpline loses contract bid

Lifeline has told staff they may face redundancy following an unsuccessful bid for a new government contract.

farming

Closing in on footrot problem

A new genetic test could stomp out expensive footrot for merino sheep.

12:41 PM  Sheep farmers hope new genetic testing will spell the end of footrot in merinos which is costing them $10m a year.

Red meat sector eyed

New Zealand's sheep and beef farmers are in the spotlight for Fieldays. 

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Wet sheep near Springston. 

Weather Farming Stock Drought

Greenhouse gas breakthrough

NZ scientists identify animal-safe compounds that can reduce methane emissions from sheep and cattle by up to 90 per cent.

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