Five shot in Whangarei

Police tape surrounds a property at the centre of a shooting on Clark Rd in Whangarei on Wednesday night.

7 min ago  Neighbours heard "yelling and whimpering" around the time of a shooting that left five people seriously injured.

Powerlines down on truck

Emergency services are at the scene of the downed lines.

9:46 AM  Rescuers working to free person trapped in truck with downed power lines on top in Hutt Valley.

Seals may die in SH1 rebuild

DOC's Roy Grose says the public had to accept there could be some mortality of seals in the SH1 rebuild.

Electric fences trialled to keep seals away from quake roadworks - but they may not be enough.

Bus crash lucky save video

The bus stuck in bush down a bank off State Highway 75 near the Hilltop Tavern.

3 min ago  "A lot of fatalities" reportedly prevented by tree after tourist bus crashed into bush near Akaroa.

Life 'nothing' without her dog

Kapiti Coast woman Diane Wells, who has brittle bone disease and cerebral palsy, and has spoken about her love of her ...

Wheelchair-bound woman with terminally ill dog "chooses" to become homeless.

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New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Biker critical after crash on SH65

Police are on their way to a crash which left a motorcyclist in a critical condition on State Highway 65 near Maruia.

A serious crash which left a motorcyclist in a critical condition is causing delays on the main route through the South Island.

Don't ignore your mental health during recovery

Head Injury Society of Southland Inc field officer Miranda Kennedy

Experts are calling for individuals recovering from an injury to look after their mental health.

Tensions boil over at Cadbury meeting

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull was unhappy with media's actions at the meeting.

Bitter taste left in Dunedin Mayor's mouth after Cadbury management meeting, thanks to media intrusion.

Taika's top honour video

Film maker Taika Waititi has been named the New Zealander of the Year.

The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

'I can't remember'

David Christopher Smith cannot remember having illegal sex with a teenage girl, the Levin District Court was told.

Booze and drugs prevent man from remembering illegal sex with teenage girl, he claims.

Is Christchurch moving on?

People embrace at the site of the CTV building collapse.

At 12:51pm, people mourned at the CTV site - but the cricket continued at Hagley Oval.

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

$1 billion goes begging

Auckland still needs more houses.

OPINION: Why aren't there takers for money to build infrastructure in fast-growing cities?

Teasing us with tax cuts

Finance Minister Steven Joyce using a tried and true formula with his tax cut tease.

OPINION: Joyce is playing the tax cut card, but it's looking more like an election play than a pot of gold.

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Manslaughter only option in CTV case

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

Pew! Church's seats not stolen

Hallelujah! The unGodly act that wasn't.

Rugby player admits rape attempt

'Massive' illegal scallop haul

nz earthquake

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

$1 billion goes begging

Auckland still needs more houses.

OPINION: Why aren't there takers for money to build infrastructure in fast-growing cities?

Teasing us with tax cuts

Finance Minister Steven Joyce using a tried and true formula with his tax cut tease.

OPINION: Joyce is playing the tax cut card, but it's looking more like an election play than a pot of gold.

New law to force drug rehab

A recent law change has simplified the process for forcing drug addicts into rehabilitation.

Law change could force more drug addicts into rehab, but will centres be able to cope?

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

education

I heart humanities

MUSA distance students' advocate Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe, left, and first year psychology student Briana Van Dorpe, ...

The humanities need love, and Massey has the students to express it.

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

Room for another high school?

Year 7 students at Richmond View School, from left, Felix Bell and Jayden Choi.

Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.

health

New law to force drug rehab

A recent law change has simplified the process for forcing drug addicts into rehabilitation.

Law change could force more drug addicts into rehab, but will centres be able to cope?

ACC are 'scumbags', radiation victim says

Radiation poisoning victim Bryon O'Regan's has been battling to get compensation out of ACC.

Dream of compensation put on hold amidst further hurdles.

Hospital clears itself of wrong doing

Medical staff made the right call by leaving an injured man in parking lot to wait for an ambulance, an investigation ...

Injured man was left unattended 100 metres from a hospital front door for almost an hour.

Cops to deal with more 'non-crime'

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said changing public expectations, and different service demands meant cops expected to ...

Police expecting a rise in the number of calls they get for mental health crises and suicide attempts.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

WOI

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

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milk solids in its latest forecast update.

Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with 2015.

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