Crash scene 'horrific', says witness

Police, fire and ambulance attend the scene of at a double fatality crash near Maisey Rd intersection on State Highway ...

A Redwood Valley woman was left shaking after visiting the scene of a crash that killed two people near Nelson.

Chinese tourist missing

Ling Fang Mai, 42, has been missing since Wednesday

9:34 PM  A Chinese tourist who arrived in Auckland last Wednesday has not been seen since.

Pedestrian dies after hit by car

9:56 PM  An elderly pedestrian has died in Dunedin Hospital after being hit by a car.

Two men hurt in blaze video

Firefighters douse a shed fire that resulted in a man being hospitalised with burns to his arm.

8:52 PM  Black smoke was billowing 10 metres or more into the air from South Auckland shed fire - now extinguished.

New claims in detention case

Claims of political interference, and arguments about community safety, were heard at the High Court in Wellington.

Should a severely disabled man's rights outweigh community safety, court is asked.

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House fire in Papanui puts one in hospital

A person has suffered burns in a Christchurch house fire.

Freedom campers to be watched

Marlborough Sounds councillor David Oddie says more direction is needed from Government when it comes to freedom camping.

His sole purpose: sniff out freedom campers.

Fire call out to factory

Five appliances were called to the Anzco factory in Waitara about 6.05pm on Monday following reports of a fire.

"When we got there, it was fully smoke logged."

Taliban leader killed

The Defence Minister's office could not confirm the link to Kiwi deaths.

Haji Abdulla Gardande died on Sunday after a shootout in Afghanistan.

O Week ends with brawl

Hamilton patrons, security, police rush into dramatic fight.

O Week celebrations ended in mayhem as fights broke out on the street, but no students were involved.

Dunne deal a smart move from the Left

Peter Dunne faces a stiff challenge from the Left for his seat.

OPINION: The Greens have come up with a smart play, but it's not guaranteed to work.

Seminar on sexual violence draws crowd video

Louise Nicholas, left, and Ken Clearwater in Palmerston North for a seminar on sexual violence.

Personal stories of rape and abuse shared at workshop.

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

Punched in throat after festival

Amelia Rayner is in an induced coma after being attacked while leaving Electric Avenue in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Amelia Rayner tried to grab her hat back from her alleged attacker. Now, she's fighting for her life.

PM: Unemployed Kiwis on drugs

Prime Minister Bill English hears from two or three employers a week who say Kiwis can't pass a drug test.

Bill English says overseas workers are needed because Kiwis can't pass drug tests.

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Punched in throat after festival

Amelia Rayner is in an induced coma after being attacked while leaving Electric Avenue in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Amelia Rayner tried to grab her hat back from her alleged attacker. Now, she's fighting for her life.

An intruder in her bedroom

Woman wakes to find a strange man in her Aro Valley home.

Woman viciously assaulted

Good Samaritans seriously assaulted

nz earthquake

Drive to reduce heavy trucks

The number of heavy trucks passing through Kaikoura could be decreased through shipping long-haul freight by sea.

Since the quake, the roads around Kaikoura have become relatively quiet, and some residents like it.

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.

politics

PM: Unemployed Kiwis on drugs

Prime Minister Bill English hears from two or three employers a week who say Kiwis can't pass a drug test.

Bill English says overseas workers are needed because Kiwis can't pass drug tests.

Jacinda v Annette: The battle is on

Annette King's backing delivered Little  caucus unity

OPINION: The best advice is free they say. And there is never any shortage of it when you are leader of the Opposition.

No limits on private 'attack ads'

Unlike with electioneering via billboards, newspapers or the internet, the law traditionally has seen the broadcast ...

Opinion: Political parties are constrained in their use of the broadcast media for electioneering purposes, but, according to the Court of Appeal, private individuals and groups are not.

Time for 'swimmable' test

Labour's spokesman on water David Parker says standards should reflect where and when people swim.

Labour calling for water standards that reflect where and when people swim.

education

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

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.

health

Complacency affects immunisation rates

Samantha Mason-Jefferies is pregnant and decided to get immunised for whooping cough but not for flu. She is with her ...

Five times the risk of complications during pregnancy for flu, says nursing expert.

Birth control without consent

The Mirena is a T-shaped device used as a contraceptive.

Gynaecologist inserted birth control device in anaesthetised woman who didn't want it.

Ministry of Health shuts down rest home

Kowhai Manor, which is home to 24 residents, will close on March 31.

The ministry found ongoing issues at the rest home in successive audits in September 2015 and March 2016.

Classes back after measles outbreak

Institute of the Pacific United NZ had seven cases of measles at the start of the month.

Some risk expected to last for a week following outbreak in Palmerston North.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

WOI

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

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

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

farming

Farmers credit environment

Jared and Sue Watson credit a switch to once a day milking for re-igniting their passion for dairying.

 Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.

I am a (farmer) robot

More robotics are being introduced at meat plants to increase safety and processing efficiency.

Artificial intelligence is already at work on farms and will only increase.

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 ...

Hill country field day give isolated farmers a chance to network and learn.

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