'A very unusual death' video

Ashburton woman Cindy George, aged in her 30s, and her three young children died of an apparent accidental gassing.

9 min ago  Cindy George and three children died from the fumes of a car left running to keep the battery "ticking over".

Charles and Camilla to visit NZ

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales will visit New Zealand.

4 min ago  New Zealand is in line for another royal visit: Charles and Camilla will visit in November.

Her fatal first motorbike ride

Natalia Austin, known as Talia, who was killed in a motorbike accident on Sunday, had a big heart and a talent for writing, her family say.

It was Talia Austin's first time on a motorbike. It was also her last.

Old men at war

David Reed, 70, is moving on from troubled times with his 86-year-old neighbour.

They are two old men, with two small flats, side by side, with more than a wall dividing them.

Ron Mark new NZ First deputy

New NZ First deputy leader Ron Mark.

10:44 AM  Former NZ First deputy leader Tracey Martin puts support behind Ron Mark.

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crime

Multiple stabbing charges laid

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13 min ago  A 25-year-old woman charged over multiple stabbing in Wellington that injured four people, and left one man dead.

Man dies after axe attack

10:45 AM  A man has been killed with an axe and another man has been charged with his murder.

Tauranga raid nets chemicals

Accused manslaughter trio in court

politics

Ron Mark new NZ First deputy

New NZ First deputy leader Ron Mark.

10:44 AM  Former NZ First deputy leader Tracey Martin puts support behind Ron Mark, who has taken over the role.

Charles and Camilla to visit NZ

4 min ago  New Zealand is in line for another royal visit: Charles and Camilla will visit in November.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the results of any social bonds projects would be expected far sooner than 2022.

First social bonds partners

10:53 AM  First firms to partner with the Government in its controversial social bonds pilot announced.

education

Education key to positive cybercitizens

Timaru students Jessica Crosbie,17, and Ella Shaw, 17, use their social media for good, not evil.

The phrase "go kill yourself" is a common comment on South Canterbury teens' social media sites.

Charter school's $600k surplus

Whangarei charter school under the spotlight for its spending has a surplus eight times that of the average state school.

A graphic flyover of the new Rototuna Junior High School.

Virtual first glimpse of new Hamilton school gallery video

Rototuna Junior High will have to be big if the attendance at the school's first information evening is anything to go by.

health

First partners in social bonds pilot

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the results of any social bonds projects would be expected far sooner than 2022.

10:53 AM  First firms to partner with the Government in its controversial social bonds pilot announced.

Crashed pharmacy stays open

9:31 AM  Although the shop front has been destroyed, the back door is still open for the Palmerston North community.

Dunedin Hospital may lose trainee doctors in 2016.

Dunedin Hospital loses trainees

10:40 AM  Dunedin Hospital has lost orthopaedic training for trainee doctors, forcing them to now train somewhere else.

Women of Influence

On being a Woman of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

Speak to an astronaut video

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence answered some burning questions about space.

"If you work hard and have the right attitude, you can actually do a lot of things that you think you can't. I think it's about belief," says Therese Walsh.

A sporting winner

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

farming

Varsity farm in bottom rung

Executive director Ron Pellow is at ease with the demonstration farm's declining financial performance because of the environmental advantages.

Dairy demonstration farm at Lincoln University is sliding down the ladder against top Canterbury farmers because of nitrogen loss restraints.

Sheep deaths escalating

SAFE claims 252 sheep destined for a live export shipment to Mexico, died before they got on board.

Ali Gordon, Mia Gordon, Alistair Gibb and daughter Emma on a pony trek on the track across farmland to a scenic section of the Ruamahanga River near Gladstone.

Farmer welcomes river access

10:36 AM  Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.

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