Ardern holds Mt Albert for Labour

Jacinda Ardern is the next MP for Mt Albert after blowing her competition out of the water.

10:11 PM  Jacinda Ardern keeps seat with 10,000 votes in landslide victory - registering 8,500 more than her closest competitor.

Little's Mt Albert headache

Jacinda Ardern's win in Mt Albert raises the stakes for Labour in Auckland.

11 min ago  If Andrew Little's serious about changes in Labour, he could start by promoting Jacinda Ardern

20 rafters go overboard

The raft was made up of a trampoline, a basketball hoop and an awning.

The group's raft consisted of a trampoline and a basketball hoop.

'Rubberneckers not welcome' video

Although there have been no "issues to speak of", non-residents have been told to stay away.

Port Hills cordons have been relaxed but for the residents – not the curious.

Scam artist empties motel room

The couple's car was parked outside their Angelsea Motel room all day.

A "slick as anything" thief duped staff with a tall story. Then took everything.

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Police op re-routes traffic

Police said an incident had led to traffic diversions in central Hawkes Bay, but would not give further details.

Incident causes diversions, but police tight-lipped on details.

Crews battle house fire

Five fire crews were at the house in Plateau Drive.

Woman seriously burnt after blaze engulfs home in Hamilton suburb of Fitzroy.

Pride float up in flames

The Air New Zealand float didn't take off in this year's Auckland Pride Parade after a small engine fire caused the ...

While Ponsonby Road was abuzz during the Auckland Pride Parade, one float was stuck on the sidelines. 

Pride on parade gallery

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Pride Parade on Ponsonby Road 2017

Glitter and stilettos in abundance as Auckland's rainbow communities take to the streets.

Spectacle takes to skies

Liam and Lucy check out an A109 helicopter.

Fighter jets, Hornets and Hercules aircraft kept crowds entertained at the 80th anniversary Air Force celebrations.

Lotto: Store second-time lucky

Two Kiwis have each picked up $3.8 million in Saturday night's Lotto draw.

Christchurch shop sells two winning First Division tickets in the space of a week.

Diver missing, search suspended

The Marlborough Coastguard has been helping to search for a missing diver in the Marlborough Sounds.

Search called off overnight after person goes missing in the Marlborough Sounds.

Live: Ardern triumphs in by-election

Jacinda Ardern was joined by Labour leader Andrew Little for her final day of campaigning for the Mt Albert by-election.

Labour's Jacinda Ardern will be the next MP for Mt Albert after Green Party candidate Julie Anne Genter conceded.

Streaker lights up charity match

John Ryan of the town team takes a swing.

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Doucas honoured by SPCA gallery

Doucas donated millions of dollars from her estate into the SPCA and was a lifelong volunteer.

 Animal activist honoured with renaming of SPCA hospital in her name.

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crime

Is ACT going soft on crime?

ACT leader David Seymour softer on crime? Only on the first two strikes. But his policy to give incentives for low-risk ...

OPINION: ACT needs airtime, and it's resulting in a case of severe political creativeness.

Calves shot dead on farm

Farmer "sickened" to find four dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds.

Serious assault in Auckland

Pay off for prisoners willing to learn

nz 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.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

politics

Is ACT going soft on crime?

ACT leader David Seymour softer on crime? Only on the first two strikes. But his policy to give incentives for low-risk ...

OPINION: ACT needs airtime, and it's resulting in a case of severe political creativeness.

Council manager investigated

Westland District Council assets manager Vivek Goel.

A member of the Westland District Council's executive team is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.

Pay off for prisoners willing to learn

ACT leader David Seymour has unveiled a new corrections policy at his party's conference - to teach prisoners how to ...

Learn to read or drive in prison? Earn up to six weeks off a sentence, says ACT.

PN's man in Parliament

Iain Lees-Galloway, with wife Claire, when he won the Palmerston North seat in 2014.

Iain Lees-Galloway still remembers the moment he told his National-voting mother he had joined Labour.

education

What happened to our schools?

Waikuku School has fallen into disrepair since its closure in 2014. It is yet to proceed beyond the initial stages of ...

Schools derelict, demolished or waiting for answers years after closure.

How to turn a college around

Redcliffs teenagers Imogen Crooks, 16, left and Emilia Crooks, 13, walk to the bus stop on their way to Linwood College.

Christchurch's Linwood College changed its reputation to become the school of choice for its community.

Wanaka Primary School classrooms project confirmed

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says negotiations to purchase land for Wanaka's new primary school are under way.

Ministry of Education officials are negotiating to purchase land in Wanaka for a new primary school to open in 2020-2021.

Hearing students love sign language video

Freyberg High School NCEA sign language learners Ranae Savill, left, and Kirsty Lauridsen, practising a conversation in ...

These pupils have no hearing problems, but are relishing the chance to learn sign language.

health

Parking crisis at Christchurch Hospital

Colin Black wants a better solution for parking at Christchurch Hospital but in the meantime is using the park and ride ...

When will the hospital parking nightmare end?

Mum's fears for baby realised video

Crystal Gillies says her instincts told her something was wrong with baby daughter River.

Crystal Gillies knew something was wrong with her baby daughter but had to fight for a diagnosis.

Shift from illness to wellness

Physios involved in the Pinc & Steel walk up Mt Vic on Sunday, February 26. From left, Chris Marshall, Emma Mark, Andrea ...

Get some fresh air and exercise, all while helping ensure cancer patients can access physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Organ donation rates in the dozens

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Organ donor's father pleads for higher donation rates as statistics paint a stark picture.

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

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

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L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

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