Student's body found in lake

The Waikato University student - a 21-year-old man - disappeared beneath the surface of Lake Karapiro while out swimming ...

12:59 PM  A trip to escape the heat ends in police divers recovering a body from lake floor.

Two dead after crash video

Several vehicles, including a caravan, were involved in the crash which left two people dead.

19 min ago  Two people have died and five are injured after a serious crash involving a caravan and four other vehicles.

Plea for son's stolen ashes video

Edgar and Raewyn Wahnig painted a sign pleading for the return of their son's stolen ashes.

12:16 PM  "Just bring our boy home" is the plea from devastated Christchurch parents.

Child death: secret recording

A manager from Child, Youth and Family admitted the agency made multiple mistakes in dealing with the family of a ...

Family secretly recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.

An inaccessible city

Mike Yardley is sceptical that major changes to Christchurch's Durham St will create "improved traffic flow".

OPINION: Utterly unforgiving lanes, painful parking spots, and more road closures. Welcome to Christchurch.

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Bummer summer's late comeback

The sun shone for more hours this summer than previous bad summers.

This summer didn't have much to boast about, but Wellingtonians had something - until Sunday night happened.

Two men charged after stabbing

A Crime Scene investigator at the scene of an incident on St Vincent St, Nelson.

Two 18-year-old Nelson men have been charged following a stabbing incident in Nelson.

Crash helper's phone stolen

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Someone stole Jason Christensen's phone while he was being a good samaritan at the scene of a car crash.

Quakes shake KiwiRail profit

Ballast trains are bringing stones along the rail line north of Kaikoura to where sleepers have slumped. The ballast is ...

'KiwiRail delivers despite earthquakes', the company says as it reports a slump in half-year profit.

Muriwai search continues

Muriwai, on Auckland's west coast, is known for strong current and rough weather.

Searchers will scour the windswept west coast of Auckland for a missing swimmer.

Key witness to fires sought

Steven Mackay was one of the first people on the scene at the Marleys Hill fire in the Port Hills when it started on ...

One of the first on the scene of the Port Hills wildfires says his family spoke to a man who may have a crucial video.

Two deny prison riot charges

Two men have denied a charge of rioting at Christchurch Men's Prison in November.

Two inmates have denied attacking Corrections staff and rioting at Christchurch Men's Prison.

Fin found in diver search

The Marlborough Coastguard assisted in the search for a missing diver in the Marlborough Sounds on Saturday.

Police say the operation becomes more recovery than rescue as search enters third day.

Electrical fault drains pool

Gore Aquatic Centre operations supervisor Donna Burr isn't even knee deep in water after an electrical fault at the ...

550,000 litres of water leaks out from Gore pool onto grass overnight.

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

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crime

Custody remand for sex accused

A man accused of multiple sex charges appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Monday.

Sex accused agrees to remand behind bars before next court date.

Nose-biter's discharge upheld

He bit the end off another man's nose but won't have to prove good character to stay in NZ.

Appeal pending for hammer attacker

Crash prompts police plea

nz earthquake

Huge bill for wharf fixes

Petone wharf was closed after being damaged in the November 14 earthquake. It was a popular spot for recreational fishers.

Quake-damaged Petone wharf could cost $8.2 million to replace, and that's only one of four in Lower Hutt that need fixing.

Quake work to protect fish

Te Papa marine scientist Dr Clive Roberts shows visitors specimens in the museum's Spirit Collection - a facility where ...

Te Papa closes its research facility, because even dead fish need to be safe in an earthquake.

Wellington quake cordon shrinks

The Reading car park demolition, viewed from Tory St and Wakefield St in Wellington.

Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.

Battling mother nature on a bike

Marlborough cyclists Leatham Landon-Lane, left, Callum Saunders and Nick Blakiston endured a weather bomb during their ...

The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.

politics

Labour's future has one name

Younger blood - like new Mt Albert MP Jacinda Ardern - is needed for the top of the Labour party, Chris Trotter says.

OPINION: If Andrew Little doesn't promote Jacinda Arden to deputy-leader, then he's a fool, writes Chris Trotter.

Would you wade into a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Immigrant bashing not based on facts

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse poses for pictures with newly arrived refugees at the Mangere Refugee ...

OPINION: Baseless assertions about the effects of immigration are distorting our political debate

Wellington Nat MP resigns

The end of the line for National's Wellington MP Wellington's Paul Foster-Bell. He's announced he won't contest the ...

National loses another MP, his announcement coming amid a fierce battle to oust him from seat.

education

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

New hall for St Pius

Keshana Jayasinghe, 10, Livia Murray, 10, Samuel Gardner, 10, and Daniel Butler, 9, had a sense of ownership of the new ...

After seeing their church burn down three years ago, St Pius X primary school students now have a new hall to call their own.

Schools 'creative' cost cutting video

Education Minister Hekia Parata wants schools to get on board with sharing resources and costs.

Principals are being forced to choose between keeping children safe in the playground or warm in the classroom.

When morality guardians invade

Family First campaign highlights a transgender student's use of facilities at a girls' school.

OPINION: Nadine Chalmers-Ross wants Family First out of the girls' changing rooms.

health

Free dental care for those in need

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The opening of Warner Mauger House and the new Oral Surgery ...

A new "first class" Christchurch facility will provide free dental care to those most in need.

Who decides who can die?

Some families are left uninformed as hospitals put do-not-resuscitate orders on patients.

Hospitals putting do-not-resuscitate orders on patients without consent of family.

My cancer, my gym, my career video

Mother-of-one Elouise Hemming beat cancer twice to became a powerlifting personal trainer.

Twice stricken by cancer, Auckland mum Elouise Hemming has become a competitive powerlifter.

Parents' fury at needless death

Nicholas Owen pictured about a month before he died.

They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

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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

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How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

Bon voyage to NZ alpacas

NZ alpacas are going to France.

NZ breeder Nic Cooper's been in the business for 28 years, and is now sending alpacas to France.

Geek/farmer hackathon success

Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Ranveer Chandra talks about app options with Manawatu farmer James Stewart ...

An odd combination of farmers and technical people work together to solve on-farm problems.

Search for succulent lamb 

Graham Hawkes and Sarah Walker judge the 2013 Glammies at the Upper Clutha A&P Show.

After 10 years, chief Glammies judge Graham Hawkes is still searching for the tastiest lamb.

Marginal land not worth it

Peter (left) and Niels Hansen, pictured at their Huiroa property, have been conserving and optimising their family farms ...

A hill country field day gave isolated farmers an opportunity to network and learn.

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