Not guilty plea in murder case

Police near the Upper Hutt scene where Sherena Williams and her brother Damien suffered knife wounds. Sherena Williams later died in hospital.

12:30 PM  Sherena Williams punched a man who had cut her brother, and then she was stabbed in the neck.

'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.''

321 Facebook threats

Eight people have been charged under section 22 of the Harmful Digital Communications Act.

12:56 PM  Woman "feared for her safety" after ex-employee sent her 321 threatening messages and images.

'Don't throw stuff at us' video

Josie Butler (pictured with Hone Harawira) says it was a squeaky toy, not a sex toy.

1:09 PM  "What if it wasn't [a dildo], what if it was something much harder?, Andrew Little says.

Father mourns motorcyclist son

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

11:56 AM  Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was supposed to get married.

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Former beach owner supports campaign

The Abel Tasman beach where Georgina Rayner spent almost 50 years worth of family holidays.

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

Mt Eden flasher appeals

An Auckland professional is appealing his sentence and conviction for doing an indecent act.

An Auckland professional convicted of flashing the same woman twice continues protesting his innocence.

School holds assembly for students following bridge death

Richard Keremeta, 16, died after another man landed on him after they both jumped from a foot bridge in Raglan on Monday.

The death of a Raglan teen has pulled the small community together to support one another.

Accused named in car attack

Police and crash scene investigators on Salisbury Street in Birkdale after the January incident.

A woman charged for an attack in which another woman was pinned against a tree by a car can now be named.

Woman denies P lab risk to kids

Police investigate after finding a suspected clandestine lab on McGregor's Rd, Christchurch.

Woman denies she endangered children found living alongside suspected Christchurch methamphetamine (P) lab.

'Don't throw stuff at us' video

Josie Butler (pictured with Hone Harawira) says it was a squeaky toy, not a sex toy.

"What if it wasn't [a dildo], what if it was something much harder?, Andrew Little says.

'We want to thank him'

Where is the man that saved Caroliah's life?

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

321 Facebook threats

Eight people have been charged under section 22 of the Harmful Digital Communications Act.

Woman "feared for her safety" after ex-employee sent her 321 threatening messages and images on Facebook.

Navigating city not for faint-hearted video

Jeremy Bodger travels from Addington to Northcote regularly using his wheelchair.

Christchurch wheelchair users continue to battle broken footpaths and roads five years after the quake.

Dunedin man charged with attempted murder

Police car.

Dunedin man accused of attempted murder of a 40-year-old woman appears in court.

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crime

Child 'left in car overnight'

The woman, who appeared in the Whanganui District Court, allegedly left a baby in a car overnight.

12:22 PM  No plea from mum who police say left her baby in a car overnight.

'Mr Asia' lawyer dies

12:19 PM  Long-time defence lawyer and colourful Auckland character Eb Leary dies after battle with cancer.

Manslaughter not murder

Kim Dotcom extradition fight continues

politics

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".

Govt heads to anti-IS meeting

Kiwi trainers are already helping Iraqi troops at Camp Taji, but American officials are calling on all countries in the coalition to do more.

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the meeting will help guide the fight against "barbaric organisation".

UK charge unlikely to change

Prime Minister John Key says a health surcharge on Kiwis living and paying tax in the UK is disappointing, but unlikely to be pared back.

The Government unlikely to impose reciprocal charge on UK residents here, for health care.

Student debt political trickery

Ngatokotoru Puna, the nephew of Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna, said he would struggle to pay back the student debt.

OPINION: A degree, or three, is no guarantee of a decent wage.

education

Flunked NCEA? No problem

Making big career decisions can be daunting for school-leavers.

All's not lost if your teen's NCEA results aren't what they hoped for - they may still have a dream career.

Going 'beyond walls' at new school video

Haeata Community Campus is going open-plan, with large spacious classrooms to house up to 300 pupils at one time. Principal Andy Kai Fong checks on the progress of the build.

Aranui's new "super school" will embrace open-plan classrooms filled with 300 pupils.

Burmese children learn their language

Manawatu Burmese Community Group prepares for the second year of mother language classes for children.

More than 10,000km from home, Burmese children are learning their native language in NZ.

550 students deported since 2010

People who don't pay for their journey home before leaving are responsible for the debt, Immigration NZ said.

'If a student visa holder no longer meets the requirements of their visa, then they are required to depart.'

health

UK health surcharge for Kiwis unlikely to change

Prime Minister John Key says a health surcharge on Kiwis living and paying tax in the UK is disappointing, but unlikely to be pared back.

The Government unlikely to impose reciprocal charge on UK residents here, for health care.

'Penthouse' for elderly parents

Virginia Summers lives in a separate flat above her daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah and Derek McCullough.

Christchurch couple living with elderly mother say perceptions of aging and independence need to change.

'Lives at risk' unless WHO reforms

The World Health Organisation must reform, a UN report says.

"This may be the last opportunity" says high-level UN report.

Fighting mosquitoes with mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti mosquitos are the villain in the Zika crisis.

Technology is bringing new biological weapons to the battle against illnesses like Zika.

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

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.

Farm boys fly at rodeo video

A bull surveys the crowd at Martinborough's Pukemanu Bull Ride.

Martinborough farm boys and bullriders took their shot at eight seconds to glory.

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