Knifeman holds up diary

Stay away or I'll spray

Dairy owner scares off knife-welding robber by threatening him with a can of pepper spray.

PPTA supports policy

18 min ago Secondary school teachers support Government's education policy after primary school colleagues reject it.

'A light has gone out'

Friends and family remember great adventurer" killed in a helicopter crash near Wanaka.

Drug sentence increased

1 min ago Man convicted of supplying nearly $8m worth of illicit drug pseudoephedrine has sentence substantially increased.

Conservative list 'balanced'

5:12pm Leader Colin Craig, Epsom candidate Christine Rankin and Garth McVicar round out the party's top three.

Taxi driver guilty

Court Jury finds taxi driver guilty of breaking into a woman's house and raping her after he drove her home.

Fatal crash driver guilty

A driver who fled to Australia after a drunken smash which killed his passenger has been convicted.

Police probe into missing council cars

Out of prison for gang funeral

My position's correct: Key

key PM says he's conducted a "thorough check" of what he did and didn't know about SIS papers.

Housing payout for MPs

MPs seem to have been gifted a tax-free pay rise thanks to a $28,000 lump sum payout for housing.

More pay before benefit cut

ACT's attitude shift

'Ngai Tuhoe, it's your day'

Tuhoe gets a Crown apology for historic grievances dubbed among the worst in NZ's history.

Complaint over wandering toddler

preschool An official complaint is before the Ministry of Education after a child wandered away from a Dunedin centre undetected.

Silence on board's resignation

Parents of children at a Waikato school are demanding answers about why a commissioner has been brought in.

Teacher's rejection 'disappointing'

Refugee kids need wheels

PPTA supports policy

Secondary school teachers support Government's education policy after primary school colleagues reject it.

No risks from fluoride

Teeth Review finds New Zealand's fluoridation levels pose no health risks and protect against tooth decay.

ABs 'little silly' for serious cause

A trio of ''cool'' All Blacks joined in a giant 500 person hongi at an Auckland school for Red Nose Day.

Portal provides central access for health data

'Snooping' nurse fined

In tsunami zone

Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.

Farm sales still rankle

Farm sales A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.

Auckland livestock numbers discussed

Auckland's urban animal owners can have a say on council's proposed animal management bylaw.

Life is busy

Effluent dumping bid opposed

Seeka profit rebounds

A bumper harvest and new business opportunities help push up first-half profit of the kiwifruit company.