Man found after bracelet cut

Zane McVeigh, 19.

Latest man to go missing after his monitoring bracelet was cut once helped try to abduct a woman.

House fire in Tokoroa

A house fire in Tokoroa is not being treated as suspicious.

A man has been treated for smoke inhalation following a house fire in Tokoroa.

Wet weekend ahead

Saturday's rain radar shows heavy rain hotspots on the western side of the country

Severe weather warnings are in place for parts of the north and the South Island.

Car smashed into grit truck

The 18 year old  driver of a car which crashed into a grit truck in Cromwell on Friday night is in Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries.

A man was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital after smashing in to a parked grit truck in Cromwell.

Woman injured in car park assault

Police were investigating human blood found behind Activate Church in Hamilton.

Human blood outside a Hamilton church has been linked to a woman seriously injured in an assault. 

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crime

Woman drink-drives with kids

Taranaki Sergeant Pat Duffy was "dumbfounded" when a mother-of-three allegedly skipped a booze bus and sped off at 120kmph with her children and someone else's riding passenger.

Veteran officer 'dumbfounded' at drink-driving mum.

Man stabbed in Hamilton

A woman is in custody after a 54-year-old man was stabbed near a bridge in Hamilton.

Car thief on the run

Man found after bracelet cut

politics

State house sell-off underway

State Housing shake-up

The biggest shake up of State housing in decades is about to get underway.

Secret courts concern

More lawyers and human rights activists have added their voice to the chorus of concerns over secret courts.

Domestic violence law overhaul could see an expiry date for protection orders.

Protection order idea panned

Protection orders should have an expiry date, MPs have recommended.

education

Ceremony for student stars

Addi Sawyer, 13 (right) receiving her Blue Badge with fellow Palmerston North Intermediate Normal students.

Palmerston North Intermediate Normal has recognised excellence among their pupils.

Fire setback for remote Coast school

Remote West Coast school faces further setback after losing four classrooms in fire.

There's no clear definition and no proven specialist treatment, says UK-based professor Julian Elliott.

Dyslexia label 'meaningless': ed psych

Ditch the term altogether is Julian Elliott's advice.

health

Can gory pictures predict depression? video

Victoria University psychology student Rosie Moody is researching the differences in the brains of people who are prone to depression.

New research looks at mysterious link between activity in the front of the brain and depression.

Infant deaths prompt hui

Caregivers must keep vigilant to curb the growing number of infants suffering sudden deaths.

A number of commenters on the medical centre's post said they, or someone they knew, had been turned away.

Medical centre cops criticism

Claims of being turned away and being mistreated are driving Matamata locals out of town for medical care.

Women of Influence

A very unplanned career

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.

Advice to your teenage self video

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?

2014 Emerging Leader winner Althea Carbon

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

farming

Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

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