Dad lost in gorge crash

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News: Fatal crash in Karangahake Gorge. Senior Sargent Stephen Ambler.
Hamilton

Pukekohe father-of-two Steven Perry was the victim of a serious smash near Karangahake Gorge on Thursday.

Fisherman praises rescuers video

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic attends to an injured person from the launch Maraqeta near French Pass.

Scott Wallis broke his leg at sea and the skipper put out a mayday call. Then the vessel started sinking.

Bikers survive freezing night out

A man has appeared in court following an assault at a wharf north of Auckland.

Police are searching for two men who failed to return from Berwick Forest near Dunedin.

Tot's miracle recovery  video

Hunter McGillivray with his mother Nan Lapmoon holding sister Lily, 1, and father Daniel McGillivray.

Doctors were unsure if 3-year-old Hunter McGillivray would survive a near drowning in an effluent trap.

Serious car crash blocks SH6

Police are attending a serious motor vehicle accident on SH6 between Queenstown and Arrowtown on Friday afternoon. Traffic diversions are in place.

A fatal crash has blocked the Queenstown to Arrowtown highway.

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crime

Prison inquiry into armed inmate

Rimutaka prison is investigating how a prisoner managed to get a weapon to court.

How did remand prisoner have weapon when he appeared in Wellington court?

Girl slapped in attempted abduction

A 13-year-old girl was slapped in the face during a prolonged abduction attempt in West Auckland.

Meth ring boss jailed

Axe attack accused in court

politics

UN summit ends 'NZ month'

Murray McCully address the United Nations' Security Council in New York, US. Photo courtesy of the UN Photo Library

It's a wrap - after a month in the hot seat, New Zealand finishes up its presidency of the UN Security Council.

Labour accused of plagiarism

Labour faces accusations it copied passages in its flagship "Future of Work" document from the Economist.

Labour party children's spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern says if Tolley didn't approve the study, then Bennett must have.

Bennett didn't approve study

Paula Bennett's office rejects suggestions the former Social Development Minister knew about study.

education

Kids break out of daycare

Two children managed to escape from Palmerston North early childhood centre, The Cubby House, and cross the busy Pioneer Highway road.

Two children broke out of daycare and wandered across a four-lane road.

New home for kindergarten

After a long wait, the Pt Chevalier Kindergarten community has a new home.

There was evidence of poor performance or carelessness, but not of deliberately acting in a corrupt way, the decision said.

$20,000 for Tauranga tumuaki

But there were faults on both sides at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepou.

health

Flu at epidemic level

The influenza outbreak has reached epidemic levels and Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says there is no sign of it slowing.

Flu rates have reached epidemic levels across New Zealand.

Sick from cold, damp house

Lack of housing insulation has been blamed for a Wellington boy's rheumatic fever.

The flu season has reached epidemic levels this winter.

Flu at epidemic levels

The flu season has gone crazy in the past week, soaring to epidemic levels.

Women of Influence

'Technology is the biggest story' video

"Society has not even begun to imagine where it would go," Gibbs said.

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

A woman's voice in science

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

farming

Westland lowers dairy payout

Chairman Matt O'Regan has passed on the grim news of likely lower payouts for Coast farmers.

West Coast farmers are coming to grips with their dairy co-operative removing $1 from its 2015-16 payout forecast.

TPP critics prepare legal action video

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

A dog waits its turn in the sale ring at the Gore Dog Sale.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

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