Arthur's Pass quake swarm

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake at Arthur's Pass at 2.35am was followed by a series of aftershocks.

5:27 AM  A flurry of quakes in Arthur's Pass started with a magnitude 4.9 shake at 2.35am.

Gold bar fraudster's court fights

Some of the property seized from Patterson under proceeds of crime legislation.

Judge says "notorious" offender should not have been banned from internet use, as legal battle escalates.

'Swimmable' loses all meaning

Chamberlains Ford on Canterbury's Selwyn River, photographed on Wednesday.

ANALYSIS: The Government wants to define the word "swimmable", but many think it means something completely different.

Teens plead guilty to burglary

Two teens will be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court in the coming months for burglary.

Sentencing dates set for two teens who burgled three businesses in one day.

Dog skin found on beach

The foreshore between Takapuna Beach playground and the Takapuna Boating Club where the dog flesh was found.

Brent McCarty found the skin on an Auckland beach. And he says there is no doubt it was a dog's.

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Stealthy overnight opening

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway, from Poplar Ave, with a pedestrian over bridge.

First section of Kapiti expressway, north of Wellington, opens to traffic.

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.

The gift of hearing video

Katie Taylor with daughter Maisy, 2, who has cochlear implants in both ears.

A 2-year-old had lived most of her life unable to hear her mum say her name.

Pipe dream comes true

Khandallah property owner, Warwick Eves, will have around three-quarters of his lateral pipe repair bill paid for by ...

Warwick Eves insists Wellington City Council's lateral pipes position is "unfair" and wants it changed.

Breaches follow bitter break-up

Allegations have been flying between a couple during a break up, including chickens being strangled and cattle being ...

Defendant threatens to sell the house out from under the victim "with little or no warning" if he went to prison.

Cat killer on the loose?

Tylah Conaghan's cat Puma was found dead in a driveway

A woman found her two cats dead in the same spot with the same injuries a month apart.

Spikes used to end police pursuit

A man has been arrested and will face charges in relation to reckless driving and failure to stop.

Man arrested and facing charges in relation to reckless driving and failure to stop.

Behind the cordons video

Although the trees look green from afar, the fire was burning trees within metres of Suzanne Millar's Hoon Hay Valley Rd ...

"When the firefighters say 'you're all good and clear', that's when I think I'll relax a little bit more."

Setting sail for school video

Luca Beihenert, 12, lives on a yacht in the harbour, and takes a dingy, then cycles to Nelson Intermediate School every day.

One Nelson student's daily journey to school is a little bit different to the usual bus, bike or car trip.

Not guilty, then arrested

Before he could even leave the Blenheim District Court, the man was arrested by two police officers and an immigration ...

Before he could even leave the courtroom, he was arrested by Immigration.

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Not guilty, then arrested

Before he could even leave the Blenheim District Court, the man was arrested by two police officers and an immigration ...

Before he could even leave the courtroom, he was arrested by Immigration.

Monitoring continued for offender

High-risk sex offender to be monitored for another decade after abducting and sexually violating a 12-year-old-girl.

Kiwi imported 6kg of cocaine

Burglaries likely to pay 'drug debt'

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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.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

politics

How Ardern could change Labour

Jacinda Ardern is the candidate to watch on Saturday's by-election. Largely expected to win, it's understood some ...

It's an election with very little heat, and much congeniality. But what will happen after Jacinda Ardern wins?

National wades away from water woes video

Prime Minister Bill English and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announce their new targets for clean waterways.

OPINION: Fresh-water targets designed to 'inoculate' National against key election threat

New water target 'challenging' video

Environment Minister Nick Smith announces new swimmable fresh water targets.

The Government wants 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers to be swimmable by 2040.

Kaye's new competition

Helen White is the new Labour candidate for Auckland central.

Nikki Kaye's main competition for the Auckland Central seat has been named.

education

Setting sail for school video

Luca Beihenert, 12, lives on a yacht in the harbour, and takes a dingy, then cycles to Nelson Intermediate School every day.

One Nelson student's daily journey to school is a little bit different to the usual bus, bike or car trip.

Remembered through words

Wilf Malcolm, from Feilding, talks about his book which captures the life of his sister Margaret.

The first female principal in New Zealand is being honoured in a biography written by her brother.

'We shall call her Janet'

Isaac Kirkwood with his robot Janet.

A secondary school national robotics championship has been taken out by a robot dubbed 'Janet'.

'Discovery' in French

French ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler and Hon Nicky Wagner cut the ribbon for the first French-Rnglish bilingual ...

South Island's first French-English bilingual school programme opens.

health

Parkinson's breakthrough

The breakthrough in the understanding of how Parkinson's spreads through the brain will lead to better treatment options ...

Auckland scientists reveal for the first time how Parkinson's disease develops.

McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Hailey Crossan, 18, gets a hug from mum Kara after her flight with Richie McCaw.

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

'One in a million'

Dr Husaini Bin Hafiz, pictured with his wife Juliana Binte Osman, died on February 13 in Hagley Park as he made his way ...

A mental health practitioner, who died while on his way to work at Christchurch Hospital, has left a lasting legacy.

Smart kids more likely to smoke pot

Clever and curious teenagers are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, a study in England finds.

Clever and curious teens are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, English study finds.

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

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

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

farming

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milksolids in its latest forecast update.

Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

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.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

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