Waka found in Golden Bay

600-year-old waka surprises

Researcher astounded at 600-year-waka found in creek, saying "it kind of took my breath away, really."

Hoping for a miracle

10 min ago Searchers looking for a boy swept out to sea are hoping for a miracle, but are realistic, say police.

Warning: gales coming

7:40am Blast of strong wind bears down on much of the country, ending spell of pleasant weather.

Judge 'sending wrong message'

A clinician has hit out at a judge who failed to convict a man who filmed up a woman's skirt.

New Labour leader by November

8:25am Labour's ruling council has agreed to a timetable for electing a new leader.

Pora 'doing well'

Teina Pora Convicted killer Teina Pora received glowing progress report from Parole Board, a month out from Privy Council appeal.

Police stumble on P lab

Police got a surprise when they unintentionally discovered a meth lab on a West Auckland property.

Man found dead in Huntly

Sting finds stores on their guard

Cunliffe 'not into gutter politics'

David cunliffe David Cunliffe appeals to Labour to come back from edge as it plunges into leadership race.

Beehive Live: The race is on

The date's been set, but unfortunately so has the tone of the Labour leadership contest due to play out over the next six weeks.

Note to Labour: it's also policy

When politicians cringe

Attacks herald a bitter contest

Hell hath no fury like a woman whose husband is scorned.

Research key to right school

Rangi Ruru After exploring the options, my daughter decided a single-sex school with a "family" feel was the best fit.

Kind souls recycle used soles

Leonie Osbourne's scheme Soles4Souls takes used shoes and gives them a second life at lower decile schools.

Wonky course costs repaid

Finding the right school fit

School kitchen idea kickstarted

Park Estate School is in need of a new kitchen and a breakfast programme founder is determined to get them one.

'It's too long to wait'

Owen Horton Owen Horton is fuming he has to wait five-months to have his eyes assessed, and he's not the only one complaining about long delays.

Overseas surgery the only hope

Lying on her back all day is not the way Debbie Malloch wants to spend her days.

Possible measles exposure at WOW

Breast cancer battle scars

Students raise $100k for cancer

60 secondary school students have run 120 kilometres each over five days to raise $100,000 for CanTeen.

Dairy prices plummet

GlobalDairyTrade results Another sharp drop at the Fonterra auction is bad news for farmers and the economy.

Farmers claim measuring flaws

Using one nutrient discharge measuring tool for all farms is not sensible or practical, Fed Farmers says.

Monitoring processes questioned

Dirty dairying ruled

Land sale approved

The OIO has retrospectively approved the sale of 35 hectares of land near Timaru to US investors.