Child death case secret recording

A manager from Child, Youth and Family admitted the agency made multiple mistakes in dealing with the family of a ...

3 min ago  Family secretly recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.

Conviction didn't affect top job

Mike Bush said he was caught for drink driving 34 years ago while he was an off-duty detective constable in Auckland.

7 min ago  Mike Bush's historical drink drive conviction had no bearing on his appointment as Police Commissioner.

Student feared drowned

The Waikato University student - a 21-year-old man - disappeared beneath the surface of Lake Karapiro while out swimming ...

9:05 AM  A trip to escape the heat ends in police divers scouring lake floor for lost student.

Kidnapping trial begins

The trial comes after the 19-year-old was found in a critical condition on the side of a road last year.

8:01 AM  A 19-year-old woman was found critically injured on a roadside in Auckland - five people will stand trial.

Quake destroys seabed life

Life used to be abundant on the Kaikoura Canyon seabed - but not any longer.

8:48 AM  Massive amounts of mud have slipped into the Kaikoura Canyon, killing off seabed life.

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Paragliders crash, two injured

Two paragliders crashed in separate incidents on Sunday.

Two people are in hospital after separate Queenstown Lakes crashes.

No housing crisis - PM

Prime Minister Bill English says the Government will keep paying emergency housing grants to those who need them.

Budget blowout for emergency housing grants isn't a sign of a crisis, Bill English says.

Bach burns in Waikato

Half the roof of a rental home in Mangakino has collapsed in the fire.

Their car was in the driveway - but now fears two people were inside a burning house have been discounted.

Labour's future has one name

Younger blood - like new Mt Albert MP Jacinda Ardern - is needed for the top of the Labour party, Chris Trotter says.

OPINION: If Andrew Little doesn't promote Jacinda Arden to deputy-leader, then he's a fool.

Man hit by truck

A man suffered leg injuries when he was hit by a truck in Christchurch on Monday morning.

A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a truck in Christchurch.

Muriwai search continues

Muriwai, on Auckland's west coast, is known for strong current and rough weather.

Searchers will scour the windswept west coast of Auckland for a missing swimmer.

Man critical after knockout

The man remains in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

Man critical after being punched to the ground in an assault in central Hamilton.

Swimmer missing in lake

Police were called to the lake, south of Cambridge, after a person disappeared under the water and failed to surface ...

Police set to scour Waikato lake for a swimmer who has been missing since Sunday.

One dead, four injured

Emergency services were called to the crash on Ruatahuna Rd, near Murupara, just before midnight.

One person is dead after a car carrying five people crashed down a bank in remote eastern Bay of Plenty.

Baby taken in immigration fight

A couple are appealing to the Government to allow them to stay in New Zealand, as they fear they will be killed if they ...

Couple fear death if they return to India, but their refugee claim was rejected and their baby taken away.

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Religions exempt from vetting rule

Should religious institutions be exempt from police vetting and background-vetting their employees?

No law requires religious leaders who work with youth to be vetted - that needs to change, says clergy sex-abuse victim.

Shot dead after machete threat

Machete-wielding man, 44, died after being shot once in the shoulder by a police officer at Porirua.

Police investigate Nelson stabbing

Female prison population overflows

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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.

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.


Would you wade into a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Immigrant bashing not based on facts

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse poses for pictures with newly arrived refugees at the Mangere Refugee ...

OPINION: Baseless assertions about the effects of immigration are distorting our political debate

Ardern 'happy to roll with the punches'

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern is focusing squarely on Mt Albert. Everything else is a distraction, she says.

She's blocking chatter about her party position, to focus on her seat.

National rules for 1080 drops

1080 is an important tool used to protect New Zealand's wildlife and native bird species, Minister Nick Smith says.

The Government says 70 per cent of public submissions favour a change around 1080 drops.


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.

When morality guardians invade

Family First campaign highlights a transgender student's use of facilities at a girls' school.

OPINION: Nadine Chalmers-Ross wants Family First out of the girls' changing rooms.

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.


Free dental care for those in need


The opening of Warner Mauger House and the new Oral Surgery ...

A new "first class" Christchurch facility will provide free dental care to those most in need.

Who decides who can die?

Some families are left uninformed as hospitals put do-not-resuscitate orders on patients.

Hospitals putting do-not-resuscitate orders on patients without consent of family.

My cancer, my gym, my career video

Mother-of-one Elouise Hemming beat cancer twice to became a powerlifting personal trainer.

Twice stricken by cancer, Auckland mum Elouise Hemming has become a competitive powerlifter.

Parents' fury at needless death

Nicholas Owen pictured about a month before he died.

They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.

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Women of Influence winners video


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?


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

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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