Man grabs schoolgirl

The incident allegedly occurred in an alleyway between Santos Pl and Waitangi St in Onehunga.

3:48 PM  Teen approached by unknown man in an Auckland alleyway.

Nurse, robber, liar, thief

James Middlebrook, who spent a decade in prison for aggravated robbery, denied he had ever worked as a nurse in New ...

11 min ago  On his CV he said he'd been caring for his autistic son. In reality he'd been locked in a US prison for aggravated robbery.

Teacher saves abused child

A kindergarten spotted the abuse committed against a 3-year-old girl.

2:55 PM  The severe abuse of a 3-year-old girl ended when a kindergarten teacher saw her legs were bruised black and blue.

Expensive night out for driver

A restorative justice meeting between a drunk driver and his victim will take place to consider how best to fix the ...

3:12 PM  He lost his keys, crashed his car and destroyed a $10k fence. "It has been an exceptionally expensive evening for him."

'He was just so young' video

Father-of-four Senior Sergeant Richard Ryan died of cancer on Tuesday morning.

Police made a guard of honour as a cop struck down by cancer made his final journey.

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Man blackmails girls into sending him sexual images

generic image, Wickliffe is Maori/pasifika. This image appears to be a white guy.

"He knew I was just a child, he knew what he was doing... he kept doing it for his own satisfaction."

Church robbery in Wellington

Police are investigating the church burglary.

Embroidered vestments more than 100 years old have been stolen from a church.

Mauling victim killed in crash

Scott Dalziell in 2001.

Former Lower Hutt councillor Scott Dalziell was attacked while campaigning in 2001.

Siege cops' injuries remain

Four police officers were shot during an armed incident at a rural property near Kawerau.

Four who were under fire at Kawerau return to work but one officer is still down.

LandSAR volunteers arrive

Taranaki LandSAR volunteer Megan Stewart and New Zealand chairman Rex Hendry are looking forward to sharing experiences ...

LandSAR volunteers say there is no better feeling than finding a missing person alive as national conference gets underway.

Adventure tourism education gap filled with new course

Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus Adventure Tourism Management programme leader John Cossens.

A new adventure tourism programme will be the only degree of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Parents, farmers help after bus crash video

The bus had 14 children in it when it hit the power pole.

North Island community rallied to help after a school bus with 15 pupils on board crashed, leaving three children injured.

Residential suburb gets boost

An artist's impression of what the new flyover at Wairere and Cobham drives would look like.

City councillors look to Hamilton's south for residential development with a ruling on a Wairere Drive flyover.

Slip sweeps car off road gallery

A landslip on Otaraoa Rd, Tikorangi on Friday morning swept under a car and pushed it off the road into a bank.

Landslip pushed car perilously close to the edge, leaving the driver too terrified to even open the door.

Super district on the cards

The Wairarapa landscape, politically-speaking, could be set to change.

The super-city idea could make way for a super-district in the Wellington region.

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crime

King warned off business

A screenshot from Titan Conrete's website. The business was incorporated in November and went into receivership in April.

2:56 PM  Convicted thief and arsonist told to stay away from business dealings after his Canterbury concrete company collapsed.

Plea for witnesses to group sex attack

2:55 PM  The victim suffered serious injuries when she was sexually assaulted by "3 or more men".

Meat cleaver used in robbery

Christchurch's CTV site dug up

politics

Mental health triage system

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced how $12m allocated to mental health services at the May budget, will be spent.

National telehealth triage system would see all mental health calls, including to 111, assigned the right resources.

PM seeks passport assurances

His Majesty King Tupou VI ordered a Royal Commission into the Tongan passport scandal.

Claims passports for cash are still being issued by Tonga.

Is the TPP really dead?

US President Barack Obama is confident his administration will be able to win approval from Congress for the TPP trade ...

ANALYSIS: Is TPP dead in the water, or is there life in the old girl yet?

22 paid to leave Auckland

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the policy was not "about the numbers".

Less than two dozen people take up $5k Government offer to be paid to relocate from Auckland - but minister still pleased.

education

Does uni pay off?

Graduates should earn more and find it easier to get jobs over their working lives.

Students told to do the sums on what they will get in return for their tertiary fees.

Irish pub out, school in

Crown-owned company Otakaro Limited has transferred 2200 square metres of land on St Asaph St to the Ministry of Education.

Irishman Pub told to clear out as land transferred to Education Ministry for school.

Ditch 'stranger danger', say cops

Police say the term "stranger danger" should be dumped, and a better understanding of risks discussed.

Term is outdated, police adviser says. In fact, most abusers are known to their victims.

Fruit in Schools gobbled up

Awapuni School 5-year-olds, from left, Tylla Chalmers, Keeanah Suico, and Pio Mavaega, love their daily dose of vitamins ...

There's more fresh produce in schools than ever before through the extended Fruit in Schools programme. 

health

New mental health triage system

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced how $12m allocated to mental health services at the May budget, will be spent.

National telehealth triage system would see all mental health calls, including to 111, assigned the right resources.

Gastro bug hits hospital

People have been asked to stay away from Grey Base Hospital's Morice Ward following a gastro bug outbreak.

Patients are in isolation after a gastroenteritis infection hit the West Coast's Grey Base Hospital.

'Embrace every moment'

Caleb Skene has lived with New Zealand's most common genetic disorder all his life but doesn't let it stop him living ...

Caleb Skene was told he would be dead by 18. Now 19, he's proving doubters wrong.

Contractor's weekly trips to after-hours

Marlborough labour contractors have welcomed plans for a new GP practice in Blenheim.

Vineyard workers are regularly using the after-hours clinic because they cannot get an appointment with a GP, a contractor says.

women of influence

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?

Women of Influence: Pip Greenwood

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood says although there's a long way to go, it's exciting times ahead for women in ...

2015 finalist, Pip Greenwood, is a passionate advocate for workplace/boardroom diversity and equality.

Why should women be recognised? video

Karyn Thompson, Narelle Ngaluafe (for Parris Goebel), Vicky Robertson, Linda Jenkinson, Victoria Spackman, Joan Withers, ...

While more women are taking up leadership roles, there is still a long way for equality to be achieved in NZ.

Women of Influence: Jen Crawford

Jen Crawford, a partner at national law firm, Anderson Lloyd, was a finalist in the Arts & Culture category of Women of ...

Jen Crawford is committed to the rebuild of Christchurch, with governance experience in this area. 

farming

Canadians buy next dairy farm

Canadian mounties are the beneficiaries of a pension fund that invests in New Zealand property.

Canadians are big investors in New Zealand property, especially dairy farms and forestry.

Cattle in sea of mud 

Young bulls in a muddy paddock on the outskirts of Ashhurst in Manawatu.

Cattle standing in a sea of mud during a wet winter have raised the ire of a retired Manawatu farmer.

Hemp considered for farmers

A paddock of hemp.

Industrial hemp is being promoted as a crop option for Tararua farmers.

Brexit's impact on NZ exports

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Western North Island Director, Kirsten Bryant and her farm dog.

Britain's exit vote to leave the EU is being felt as far away as Taumarunui - or is it?

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