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Life won't stop in an eruption

If a volcano erupts in Auckland, most people could carry on working and maybe even enjoy the show.

Rescue from raging waters

A dramatic rescue for a woman trapped on the roof of her submerged car, after heavy weather lashes the country.

Man charged over cop assault

6:34pm Man charged with aggravated wounding after assault on Auckland police officer called to a large fight.

Bad start to Easter on the roads

The Easter road toll has risen to three after two deaths in Canterbury.

Man bashed walking home

A man is in hospital with a suspected fractured skull after he was allegedly assaulted in Porirua.

Woman, kids sought over thefts

Police believe a woman and her two children have been stealing from open homes around West Auckland.

Kids home as house fire-bombed

Police are examining the remnants of a fire bomb thrown at a Palmerston North home.

Deaths murder-suicide?

'We're just glad it's over'

New social housing accord

rent A new entity set up to make housing affordable in Christchurch could lead to millions in revenue.

Benefit figures at 5-year low

Benefit figures are at a five year low due to some people finding employment and others having their benefits cut.

Labour auctions Tongan king's wine

'New low' for PM - Greens

Critics slam Labour truck proposal

Labour's plan to ban trucks from fast lanes and make it cheaper to own some vehicles gets mixed reaction.

Thanks for the memories

Kate and George So Wills, Kate and George are gone, leaving us only with memories. Here are the best bits.

Gifts and gushing fans

A modern Beatlemania gripped Wellington as William and Catherine greeted thousands of near-hysterical fans.

Royal tour: Winners and losers

Royals take in Aussie show

Royals a treat

Tour has made William and Kate into New Zealand's favourite family friends.

Mentor approach raises questions

Classroom, students, pupils, teaching, school The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

Classes preserve Hindi

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Marc Ellis makes a leap

Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.

Mayors want legal highs banned

Southland Times photo The southern mayors are taking the fight on legal highs to Parliament and asking for an outright ban.

Kiwis go for mystery

Drug users are playing a potentially fatal game of snorting mystery white powders, usually at parties.

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Stoned at work

Firefighters seek medical help

Five more firefighters have sought medical treatment after fighting one of the largest fires in Southland this week. 

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

A ragwort plume moth. Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Farmers urged to seek help

Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.

Sustainable farming gets $9.9m

Farming inquiry call

Killing the evil weevil

Scientists suck up nearly 500,000 wasps from Canterbury paddocks to fight a clover root weevil infestation on Southland farms.

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