Ex-AB sickened by theft video

GUTTED: Former All Black Leon MacDonald and acting Senior Sergeat Julian Lewis talk about the theft yesterday of up to 15 international rugby jerseys from MacDonald’s home in Blenheim.

Leon MacDonald says he's 'gutted' after 15 rugby jerseys were stolen from his Blenheim home.

Phil Rudd wants career back

PHIL RUDD: The former AC/DC drummer in the dock last month.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has said he wants to revive his reputation and win back his job. 

Teen murderer denied parole


Man who murdered a pregnant teen before burying her in West Auckland denied parole again.

Man drowns near Turangi


A 50-year-old man has drowned in what is understood to be a kayaking incident this afternoon.

Uni loses quake case

APPEAL DENIED: The University of Canterbury has a number of quake-damaged buildings on campus.

Councils cannot force strengthening of quake-prone buildings beyond legal minimum.

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Man 'gaming' the courts

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The Supreme Court has pulled an appeal mid-hearing of a man it said was "gaming" the courts in a long-running relationship property case.

Phil Rudd wants career back

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has said he wants to revive his reputation and win back his job. 

Drunk during driving lesson

Police cordon lifted


MBIE gets poor report card

MBIE boss David Smol.

The Government's super ministry is criticised for how it leads economic development.

Goff: Guns not the answer

OPINION: As we all look forward to the season of peace and goodwill, remember not all are so fortunate.

JUDITH COLLINS: Resigned as a minister on August 30.

Collins: Arm the police

OPINION: Give police better access to guns to fight inevitable Christmas domestic violence surge.


Dodgy testimonials investigated

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Private boarding school teacher put on "garden leave" after writing inappropriate comments on student reports.

Too few male teachers

The number of male teachers in NZ continues to decline despite attempts to fix the imbalance.

BRIGHT AND BREEZY: Woolston School acting principal Ruth Stuart says the 150-year-old school has been through many changes.

Woolston embraces merger

Woolston School has seen its final days before it merges with Phillipstown next year.


Walking for Maddox

PARKER FAMILY: Te Awamutu couple Rebecca and John with terminally ill son Maddox and daughter Willow.

Emergency services are rallying to raise $1million in honour of a Waikato tot with a rare terminal illness.

Branch wounds man's neck

A casual run on Kawau Island nearly turned to disaster for a man who impaled himself on a tree branch.

MidCentral DHB is behind on fall-reduction goals.

DHB failing in fall reductions

MidCentral DHB has dropped behind in the national falls reduction goal.


Less-gassy cows to arrive

STEP RIGHT UP: Cows calmly wait their turn in the queue to be milked by the Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milking system.

Gassy cows could soon be far more pleasant to be around - especially for the environment.

PGG confirms forecast

PGG Wrightson says its trading performance is on track with previous forecasts despite lower forecast dairy payouts.

Dipton Lincoln wool growers, from left, Neville and Nigel Beer and PGG Wrightson Southland wool representative Lawrence Paskell reflect on the deal with a Japanese company.

Wool deal coup

Southland family celebrating after signing a potentially unique deal with a Japanese wool buyer.