Auckland death investigated

Police say they're waiting for results of a post-mortem. The man's cause of death is unknown.

A man is dead in Mangere after neighbours heard someone shout out "I killed him".

Waitangi festivities kick off  video

The Waitangi Day dawn service was a peaceful affair compared to some of the drama on Friday.

12:36 PM  Clear skies greeted the thousands of people who gathered at the historic site.

Man dies in crash

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News: Fatal accident on SH5, South of Tirau. Pedestrian hit by car.
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11 min ago  A 23-year-old man has died in a car crash near Ohakea.

Arrest after manhunt

30-year-old Patrick Dixon has been arrested following a shooting incident in Manurewa early on Wednesday morning.

Patrick Dixon, sought after a police car was shot at in Auckland, has been arrested in Cambridge.

Milk tanker rolls in Coromandel

A Fonterra milk tanker lost between 5000 and 7000 litres of its load when it crashed into a ditch in the Coromandel.

Thousands of litres of milk spilled into a paddock after a milk tanker lost control.

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Tragic start to long weekend

Four people have been killed, and more injured on New ZEaland roads in the past 24 hours.

"Just drive sensibly," urge police following a string of fatal crashes.

Hole-some entertainment on Waitangi Day video

Hamiora de Thierry gave a lively address to the crowd.

What could have otherwise been a staid and unremarkable Waitangi Day ceremony in central Hamilton was enlivened by the participants each putting their fingers in each other's holes.

Man dies in crash

05102015 News Photo: CHRISTEL YARDLEY/Fairfax NZ.
News: Fatal accident on SH5, South of Tirau. Pedestrian hit by car.
Hamilton. fatality generic road traffic transport car sign road cone warning

A 23-year-old man has died in a car crash near Ohakea.

Waitangi festivities kick off video

The Waitangi Day dawn service was a peaceful affair compared to some of the drama on Friday.

Clear skies greeted the thousands of people who gathered at the historic site.

'Common sense and a condom' video

Kiwis travelling overseas have been warned to take care not to become infected with the Zika virus.

That's the Zika health advice from NZ health officials to travelling Kiwis.

Congestion, rain forecast

It's a warm, wet start in northern areas to the last long weekend of summer.

Rain is likely to be heavy in the upper North Island as roads jam up with long weekend traffic.

Waka launch Waitangi festivities

Crew aboard, the waka lie ready to be paddled on their journey at Waitangi.

A few hundred people watch Waitangi waka ceremony from the shoreline of Te Tii Marae.

Milk tanker rolls in Coromandel

A Fonterra milk tanker lost between 5000 and 7000 litres of its load when it crashed into a ditch in the Coromandel.

Thousands of litres of milk spilled into a paddock after a milk tanker lost control.

Taranaki landmark burns gallery video

Fire engulfed the summit of Paritutu Rock in New Plymouth on Friday night.

Fireworks may have been the cause of a suspicious fire that engulfed Paritutu rock.

Man hurt in Auckland Domain video

Part of the domain remains blocked to traffic.

A man in his 40s suffered head injuries in an attack in one of Auckland's biggest parks.

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crime

Mallard supporting illegal racer's court case

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard: "I think it is important to provide some support for [the man], who has entirely through his own poor judgement and panic, got himself into, what he knows, is a very serious situation".

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Axe attacker to be released

Parole granted for man who used knife against his former partner until it snapped, and then an axe.

Hoax highlights threat

Gang associate sentenced

politics

PM ditches Waitangi for league

The Auckland Nines are being played at Eden Park this weekend.

Prime Minister John Key will spend Waitangi Day at the NRL Auckland Nines.

Job lost after email

Muhammad Rizalman at his sentencing at the Wellington High Court on Thursday.

The foreign affairs official largely responsible for the Malaysian envoy indecency scandal has left the ministry.

Minister's security concerns after firebomb

The smashed door glass shows where the firebomb entered Tolley's Whakatane office.

Minister says she "won't lock herself away" from public, despite Molotov cocktail attack on her office.

Steven Joyce hit in face with sex toy gallery video

A woman hurled a sex toy at Steven Joyce, shouting "that's for raping our sovereignty".

The minister took the flying phallus on the chin.

education

House demos 'roadblock' removed

Homes perched on the cliff edge above Redcliffs School will be demolished next week.

Redcliffs School supporters closer to proving school's safety as demolition starts on houses perched on cliff above.

Teachers choose to unschool

Talia Burton-Walker has decided to unschool her children. She and daughter India Walker, 2, do some painting.

"In terms of education school is a relatively new thing; 200 years ago children learned by being at home, they learned by cooking and gardening and being part of a community."

Former SGHS student to Germany

Former Southland Girls' High School student Anna McDonald is going to Germany for the World Business Dialogue.

Anna McDonald is going to the World Business Dialogue next month.

Devices essential for modern learning

The excitement is finally released as year 4 pupils at Hay Park School open their new Chromebooks.

Costs are weighed up as devices in schools are adding extra strain on finances for parents, while the technology is preparing children for the future.

health

Hospital revamp delay 'risking lives'

An artist's impression of proposed Grey Base Hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre. The start of construction for the project has been delayed by six months.

Delays to revamp of Greymouth's hospital will put patients and staff at risk, West Coast senior doctors say.

Southland MS sufferers given new hope

Patricia Soper has MS but doesn't let it restrict her.

Southland MS patient welcomes new drugs to help others

When the medicine runs out gallery

At least 10 drugs, some of them used by tens of thousands of patients, are currently in short supply in New Zealand, the Pharmacy Guild says.

Medicine shortages are constant and pharmacists say they're getting worse.

Hair dye back on shelves

Irritation on Sheryl Smith's neck after she used Nice 'n Easy hair dye two weeks ago. "I feel like someone's poured acid all over my head," she said.

Distributor says tests have shown product that caused allergic reactions is safe.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps children in need of prosthetic hands through 3D printing.

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for sport representing athletes, woman, New Zealand and Oceania.

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Duck eggs hatch into business video

What started out with three ducks has hatched into a growing business from Dawn Bendall as the benefits of duck eggs continue to amaze her.

Are duck eggs the next super-food? Dawn and Glen Bendall think so.

Organic farm returns to rise?

Taranaki organic dairy farmers Stephen and Janet Fleming say the new payment system should encourage more farmers into organics.

Fonterra has offered to pay organic farmers at either market rates or a fixed price.

Marauding pigs let loose

Steve Knudsen's suspicions that pigs are being released for hunting on his Hunua Ranges doorstep hardened when he trapped this blue ear-tagged pig.

Pigs being raised and released for sport are costing one farmer thousands of dollars a year.

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