Error caused fatal jet boat crash

The accident happened on the Waiatoto River near Haast.

A driver unfamiliar with a jet boat crashed into rocks, fatally injuring a passenger.

Crash victim ex-Pike miner

Motorcyclist Shannon Stewart, pictured with wife Tina on their wedding day, was killed when he collided with a van on Sunday.

A motorcyclist killed in Christchurch had escaped the Pike River Mine disaster by less than an hour.

Bodies to be identified

Louis-Vincent Lessard, left, and Etienne Lemieux.

Identification process begins for two bodies found in avalanche debris down a gully near the Kepler Track.

Yoon Sook Chun alive - friend

Police have interviewed a friend of Yoon Sook Chun who disappeared from her Christchurch home six years ago.

6:15 AM  Police interview Korea-based friend of missing woman Yoon Sook Chun after $30,000 reward offer.

Possum shoot sparks call-out

A possum shoot in Christchurch's Botanic Gardens has sparked a police call-out.

The city council's bid to rid Christchurch's Botanic Gardens of pesky possums has sparked a police call-out.

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crime

Drug gangs exploit lonely hearts

New Zealand lawyer Craig Tuck warns people looking for love online are increasingly becoming targets for international drug cartels

Kiwi lawyer warns people looking for love online are at growing risk from smugglers.

Gotingco family anguish

Blessie Gotingco's family call for a public inquiry into how a closely watched ex-offender killed her.

Inmates among Head Hunters arrests video

Teen released on parole

politics

More visibility on Security Council

Foreign Minister Murray McCully meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

When Murray McCully and John Kerry caught up in Washington they found plenty to praise each other about.

Key floats tax on foreign owners

Foreign owners could face ongoing taxes on assets if the Government believes the issue is a problem, John Key has signalled.

RUSSELL, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 28:  New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters is congratulated by supporters at The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel on March 28, 2015 in Russell, New Zealand. Peters has won the Northland by-election to replace the seat vacated by National Party MP Mike Sabin on January 30 this year.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Peters booted from Parliament video

NZ First leader Winston Peters ejected from Parliament in a row over private prison firm Serco.

education

Want a teaching job? Move to the regions

Hawera Intermediate School principal, Craig Simpson.

If you want to be a teacher you should want to teach anywhere, Hawera Intermediate principal Craig Simpson says.

Te Reo a learning experience for teachers, students

Taranaki teachers are learning te reo alongside their students. 

About $12m will be spent on cycling initiatives in Hamilton over the next decade.

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

health

Toddlers with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

15 min ago  Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Nearly half Waikato DHB docs foreign

Foreign recruits make up 41 per cent of Waikato DHB's doctors, figures show.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the health sector has received record amounts of funding.

$1.7b in health cuts - Labour

Health funding has been slashed by $1.7 billion in last five years, Labour says. 

Women of Influence

A woman's voice in science

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Enjoy the learning journey stuff nation

I've been in business for over thirty years, and my message for women is to keep learning.

What does it mean to be successful?

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

farming

Banks 'reluctant' to force sales

Bill English says the Government has been in talks with banks about troubles facing the dairy sector.

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

$500,000 flood package

Taranaki Regional Council's offer of half a million dollars for flood-stricken farmers is unique for its size.

Jiang Zhaobai,  chairman of Shanghai-based Pengxin Group.

Bids in to buy farms

Bidders have made offers for what Shanghai Pengxin says is the "legitimate" sale of NZ dairy farms.

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