Fugitive gives himself up

Ihaka Paul, 26, who grew up in Wairoa, was arrested after being surrounded inside a house in Carroll St, Frasertown.

Ihaka Paul has surrendered to police after being surrounded in a house in Frasertown.

Search for 'angel from above' video

Sio, right, and Caroliah Vaigafa said they want to meet the mystery hero from Mission Bay to thank him in person.

Where is the mystery man who saved the 5-year-old girl's life on an Auckland beach?

Sexo's 'desire for vengeance'

David Benjamin Carline groped a 61-year-old woman as she walked to work across the Claudelands bridge in Hamilton on April 22 last year.

"Recidivist sexual predator" deemed too risky to be allowed back into the community.

Zika diagnosis in Canterbury

Piliniuote Fifita has recovered after contracting the Zika virus while on a family trip to Tonga.

The Zika virus was unwelcome holiday memento for Canterbury woman.

Remembering their mate video

Students gather at Te Kopua footbridge to pay their respects to their classmate Richard Keremeta, 16, who died at Raglan beach on Monday.

Richard Keremeta's friends have gathered at the bridge where his life was cut short on Monday.

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Missing baby found dead in pond

A baby has died after being found in a pond, north of Auckland.

A missing 1-year-old is dead after being found in a pond near the family home in Kumeu.

Ten things to watch out for

The Government will face fresh protests over the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal.

OPINION: The prime minister's opening statement to Parliament may have fallen flat but there will still be plenty of fireworks in 2016.

'Stairway to Heaven' saved money: Ministry

Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkins says Ministry of Education spending on new office "over the top".

 The Ministry of Education has spent almost $20 million on a redesign of its new office block, including $2.5m on a 12 floor staircase named "the Stairway to Heaven".

Fugitive gives himself up

Ihaka Paul, 26, who grew up in Wairoa, was arrested after being surrounded inside a house in Carroll St, Frasertown.

Ihaka Paul has surrendered to police after being surrounded in a house in Frasertown.

Search for 'angel from above' video

Sio, right, and Caroliah Vaigafa said they want to meet the mystery hero from Mission Bay to thank him in person.

Where is the mystery man who saved the 5-year-old girl's life on an Auckland beach?

George FM: Don't bag your colleagues

Max Key at Spring Break Fiji 2015

A leaked email tells employees they need to be positive about the new night show - days after Max Key was announced as the host.

Orca visit Port Taranaki

Orca were seen all along the New Plymouth coast on Waitangi Monday and swam right into Port Taranaki.

A pod of orcas got up close and personal with New Plymouth beach goers on Monday.

Competition prompts Forlongs demise

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering closing after 70 years, citing competition from multi-store operators.

Staff called to a meeting at short notice

Trial for attempted murder accused begins

Head injury victim Kahu Vincent during his time at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

Three men appear to be having a friendly laugh in a shop. Only two are able to walk out.

Celebrated sailor dies in glider crash

Murray John Philpott, 55, who is a celebrated Kiwi sailor, died in a glider crash near Twizel on Sunday.

The son of a pilot killed in a gliding crash thought his father landed in a remote area with no phone coverage when he was reported missing.

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crime

Driver six times over breath-alcohol limit

A Wanaka man has been sentenced for recording a breath alcohol level over six times the legal limit.

Wanaka man sentenced after crashing into tree while six times over legal breath-alcohol limit.

Behaviour at stag party 'despicable'

Judge decries man's "despicable" behaviour that followed him drinking a bottle of absinthe.

Tourist sentenced for causing crash

Thieving foreigners target Warehouse

politics

Who owns NZ's shoreline? video

The beach for sale in Awaroa Inlet is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park.

The Abel Tasman beach for sale may soon be given to the Crown - what are they missing?

Turei returns with a surprise video

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei  will continue to learn te reo Maori.

Why the Green Party co-leader took sabbatical for four weeks.

Waitangi location debate

Prime Minister John Key has been greeted by protests at previous Waitangi events, such as in 2012.

PM says he's made no calls on whether to attend Waitangi next year, but critics have "a legitimate point".

Labour 'won't quit TPPA'

Labour leader Andrew Little said the party would fight "tooth and nail" for changes to the TPPA if it became Government.

But Andrew Little says the party would fight "tooth and nail" for changes if it became Government.

education

Whanganui's 'h' debate gets schooled

Victorian government promises on Gonski school funding are not in the bag.

There is nothing that irks teachers more than bad spelling.

'I don't blame them'

An aerial view of the Washdyke Training Farm, which has been the subject of a student complaint.

Leaky buildings and no Wifi have been blamed for students allegedly dropping out of CPIT Aoraki courses.

Clinic uses exercise to manage health

Clinic client Andrew Malloch said it changed his outlook and joked that master's student Tanja Allen is a hard taskmaster.

'I can get out and mow the damn lawn and not feel stuffed at the end of it,' says a client.

Education film to spark debate

From the film Most Likely to Succeed

"It is a good example of how schools can manipulate how they deliver the curriculum to lift student achievement."

health

Baby pix v privacy

Leo Cardiff spent several days in neonatal intensive care, where he had hospital staff "fussing over him" in some of his newborn photos, dad Andrew says.

Hospitals are tightening the rules on what the public can record and share online.

'I have the Zika virus'

Jen Byrn, a young New Zealander has tested positive for the Zika virus after a trip to Tonga where she was attacked by mosquitoes.

Kiwi teen with Zika virus: "I'm still a bit tired and my eyes still hurt a little bit but I'm fine.''

Clinic uses exercise to manage health

Clinic client Andrew Malloch said it changed his outlook and joked that master's student Tanja Allen is a hard taskmaster.

'I can get out and mow the damn lawn and not feel stuffed at the end of it,' says a client.

New mum fighting cancer a second time

Brooke Malyon, with fiance Chris Prenter, and their baby daughter Charlie at their home in Carterton.

A new Carterton mum is reluctantly putting motherhood on hold as she battles cancer for a second time.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps children in need of prosthetic hands through 3D printing.

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for sport representing athletes, woman, New Zealand and Oceania.

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

Farmer happy with lamb prices

Waimatua farmer Roger Bell assesses his long grass which he thinks has contributed to his good lamb prices for the 2015/16 season.

You can almost hear Roger Bell's grass growing on his Waimatua sheep farm.

Can hobbits save farmers?

A van from Hobbiton parked near the set of The Hobbit on a farm at  Wharepapa in the South Waikato.

Never mind finding the one ring to rule them all, can hobbits compensate for lost milk income?

Field day's humble start video

Southern Field Days chairman Logan Evans, left,  and committee member Grant Dickson discuss plans for the field days on February 10-12 in Waimumu.

Once a humble event, Southern Field Days is now the second largest of its type in NZ.

Worst stock-wading offenders

Cattle grazing on the shore of Lake Ellesmere, as seen from the Little River Rail Trail.

Criticism mounts about stock in waterways, with some farms getting repeated complaints.

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