Frozen, flooded or dry

Extreme cold temperatures were big news in June, but the month had plenty of other records.

Climate records tumbled in June during a month of extreme weather.

Grammar teacher in lewd act

Former Auckland Grammar School teacher Simon Toon was convicted of performing an indecent act in his classroom at lunch time.

Auckland teacher who masturbated in classroom to pornography at lunch time was from Auckland Grammar

Tramper found near Thames

James Bright being helped off RNZAF Iroquoi helicopter after his rescue in October in Thames.

9:44 PM  A personal locator beacon helped teams find a missing tramper in Coromandel bush.

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Fatal crash in Auckland

A man is dead after his car crashed in Auckland.

A man is dead after his car crashed on a busy Auckland road during rush hour.

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crime

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Woman found dead in Dunedin

A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in a Dunedin house, police say.

Dog starved on diet of noodles

Scott Watson denied parole

politics

Ron Mark new NZ First deputy video

New NZ First deputy leader Ron Mark.

Former NZ First deputy leader Tracey Martin puts support behind Ron Mark, who has taken over the role.

First social bonds partners

First firms to partner with the Government in its controversial social bonds pilot announced.

Housing Minister Nick Smith and developer Charles Ma view the Drury site where 1000 new homes will be built.

More homes for Auckland video

New developments in south Auckland will provide hundreds more homes, government says.

education

Creative flare on show

Seana Crosby from Sacred heart Girls College gets throwing during the challenge.

Secondary school students got their creative juices flowing at the annual Waikato Culinary Fare.

Putaruru College opens $1.3 million building

More than $1 million has been spent on refurbishing an asbestos-ridden, Putaruru College, classroom block.

Peter Clague was once the executive principal of private North Shore school Kristin.

'He's suffered enough'

"I'm bringing this to an end," says a judge as he rules an embittered ex-wife was trying to destroy a top principal.

health

Island ladies in town for mammogram

Chatham Islands mammogram trip co-ordinator and island resident Debbie Whittaker-Prendeville has brought 60 ladies to Palmerston North for their biennial breast screening.

A group of 60 women from the Chatham Islands have arrived in Palmerston North for an epic girls' weekend, and all in the name of health.

Dunedin Hospital loses trainees

Dunedin Hospital has lost orthopaedic training for trainee doctors, forcing them to now train somewhere else.

Wellington company Matakina Technology has sold its breast screening technology, Volpara Solutions, in India.

Time to get checked

Mangakino women are in for free mammograms starting July 9.

Women of Influence

On being Women of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

A sporting winner

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

AUT business graduate Anna Garrett (L) sits in on a meeting with Xero managing director Victoria Crone and Xero head of accounting Grant Anderson during AUT's Shadow a Leader day.

Xero MD gives students time video

Xero managing director Victoria Crone gives students a chance to Shadow a Leader for a day.

farming

Reform resolution non-binding

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton.

Silver Fern Farms board could ignore moves forcing it to examine the benefits and risks of a merger with the Alliance Group.

Varsity farm in bottom rung

Dairy demonstration farm at Lincoln University is sliding down the ladder against top Canterbury farmers.

John Bell and Kaye McAulay, organic wine makers and owners of Vynfields winery in Martinborough.

Organic wines pass quality test

It seems organic wines are as good quality and yields similar to conventional wines.

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