Nelson caving emergency

A caver looks like a tiny spider as he descends into Harwoods Hole in 1993.

2:32 PM  A caver is injured and stranded after a fall at Harwoods Hole, the deepest vertical shaft in NZ.

Kiwis stump up $81k for Trump

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball in honour of his inauguration in Washington - just days ...

1:31 PM  A glittering Trump inauguration party at NZ's Washington Embassy cost taxpayers $81,000.

Pie pays out millions on Lotto

She went to buy a pie - but bought a lucky ticket instead.

1:15 PM  A pie has proven healthy for one mother's bank balance, netting her a cool $3.8 million.

Kidnapped, tortured, dumped

Five people appear at the High Court at Auckland charged over the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was later left on the ...

They were "virtually sisters" - until one is alleged to have turned on the other in a brutal attack.

Metal plate for throat punch

Amelia Rayner is in an induced coma after being attacked while leaving Electric Avenue in Christchurch on Saturday night.

1:09 PM  Electric Avenue assault victim Amelia Rayner will live the rest of her life with a metal plate in her neck.

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Stoush brews over fire rights

An abandoned piggery near Levin has been burnt to the ground.

Council staff say no permission was given for a fire at an old piggery but its owner claims otherwise.

Design confirmed for bypass

The design of the proposed realignment of State Highway 1 will mean north-bound traffic will bypass the town via a ...

 NZ Transport Agency chooses design for Edendale bypass, consents to be lodged soon.

Cars trapped by quake left mangled video

Video: Cars left completely mangled after Wellington cinema is demolished

This was never going to be a happy ending, but at the very least, it's closure.

Boat slams into pole video

Kieran Wisdom walked away unharmed from the high-impact incident.

A Greymouth daredevil has survived inadvertently smashing his speedboat full-speed into a pole.

Smash palace - home owner wants action

The latest car to come off the road was on February 17. The car was written off and tore down a three-week old fence.

"It seems like they're playing roulette" - home owner frustrated by council inaction over a dangerous, crash-prone corner.

Palmerston North physio honoured

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Peter  Dunne ,, Member of Parliament and leader of ...

Hospital physiotherapist nationally recognised for making patient care more convenient.

'These are not normal people'

The boarding house has a two-story dwelling hidden behind.

Tenants of a west Auckland boarding house have residents on the street living in fear.

Drugs, drugs and more drugs video

Childrens toys feature highly as preferred method of smuggling drugs across New Zealand's borders.

Last year Customs netted a record haul of illegal drugs at the border, including those hidden in a Rubik's cube.

Man bitten by prowler

Simon Barry Sekai, 29, appeared in court by video-link. He  has admitted biting a Woolston man so hard on the cheek that ...

Christchurch man's face scarred for life after being bitten by a prowler outside his home.

Tania Dalton privacy breach

Tania Dalton remains in a critical condition.

A privacy breach relating to the medical care of critically ill Tania Dalton is being investigated.

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Man bitten by prowler

Simon Barry Sekai, 29, appeared in court by video-link. He  has admitted biting a Woolston man so hard on the cheek that ...

2:23 PM  Christchurch man's face scarred for life after being bitten by a prowler outside his home.

Tourist trapped by tantrum

1:32 PM  Aussie tourist stuck in New Zealand until he pays for smashing glass doors.

Road rage 'utterly inappropriate'

Flare gun modified for bullets

nz earthquake

Cars trapped by quake left mangled video

Video: Cars left completely mangled after Wellington cinema is demolished

This was never going to be a happy ending, but at the very least, it's closure.

Drive to reduce heavy trucks

The number of heavy trucks passing through Kaikoura could be decreased through shipping long-haul freight by sea.

Since the quake, the roads around Kaikoura have become relatively quiet, and some residents like it.

Huge bill for wharf fixes

Petone wharf was closed after being damaged in the November 14 earthquake. It was a popular spot for recreational fishers.

Quake-damaged Petone wharf could cost $8.2 million to replace, and that's only one of four in Lower Hutt that need fixing.

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.

politics

Illegal land grabs push peace further away

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the Israeli settlement of Gilo in 2012.  Gilo is an urban ...

Opinion: A balancing of power is critical to successful peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Death follows birth online

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New parents and people wanting passports can fill in everything online, and soon the bereaved can too.

Govt 'very keen' on Iran

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy visited Iran amid talks over a new agreement to export New Zealand lamb and beef.

As NZ and Iran reach a new deal on sheep and beef exports, the Government chases further trade opportunities.

Dunne deal a smart move from the Left

Peter Dunne faces a stiff challenge from the Left for his seat.

OPINION: The Greens have come up with a smart play, but it's not guaranteed to work.

education

Fine art and fingerpainting

Expressions Whirinaki's Learning Programmes Specialist Tina Powell leads a class in the Upper Hutt art gallery.

Mix together finger painting and fine art and you have Tina Powell's job

$800k for new classrooms

Te Anau school principal Grant Excell.

Te Anau Primary School is receiving a funding boost to be able to build two new classrooms as a result of a steadily increasing roll.

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

health

She won't be right video

Malone does her best to keep her head above water.

Blasé Kiwi attitude makes us sink rather than swim as one intrepid reporter discovers.

How not to drown video

School children learn survival techniques through the Waterworld course in Hamilton.

We don't teach them to swim pretty, we teach them to survive.

Mums-to-be travel for scans

An ultrasound image of baby in mother's womb

Taranaki women needing prenatal testing for Down syndrome are being sent out of the region for tests they can't get done in Taranaki.

Health board rules out surplus

Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray says district health boards across the country are under pressure.

Waikato DHB says it will be a challenge to break even this financial year.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

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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

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How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

Strong line-up for Golden Shears

Rowland Smith on his way to winning the All Nations Open Shearing Final in Southland in February. He will be back in ...

New Zealand shearing's big guns are coming to town, but there are some dark horses who could surprise.

Wetlands filter water on farm

Bryce McKenzie stands on the edge of one of 15  hectares of wetlands he has created on his family's Pomahaka dairy farm ...

Farmer Bryce McKenzie is also a fly fisherman and duck shooter, so he's keen to keep waterways clean.

Lifeblood of horse racing video

Bob McArdle

Syndication is keeping New Zealand racing going, says an industry veteran.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

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