Ryan Crotty and his beard

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.

Cop saved after heart attack

8:19am Police officers brought a colleague back from the dead after he suffered a heart attack and crashed his patrol car.

Nats promise benefit number cuts

5 min ago The National Party says it will reduce the number of people on welfare by 25 per cent if re-elected to government.

Tenants 'living in fear'

Wellington housing project tenants live in fear as groups of drunken youths loiter around torched laundry block.

Underworld exposed

A violent encounter that shone a light on Taranaki's underworld has ended in a jail sentence.

Judges only for rape trials - Nicholas

Louise Nicholas Juries should not be part of sexual assault trials, anti-rape advocate Louise Nicholas says.

Grandmother jailed for life

Auckland woman sentenced for murdering a man by setting fire to him in his own bedroom.

$350k fraud admitted

Haast isolation 'best place for thief'

'NZ spied on allies'

Glenn Greenwald Snowden revelations could disrupt NZ bid for UN Security Council seat. | We deserve answers | Impact uncertain | Going Key’s way?

Key accused of clouding issue

John Key revealed details of two spying programs, but he's still accused of trying to "confuse and cloud" the issue.

Cunliffe in Waikato

Big tick for democracy

Meet the leaders

Few people have seen highs and lows in their careers like NZ First leader Winston Peters.

Poor uni rankings

University students, uni, graduation, graduates, Australia Kiwi universities' sustained slide down world rankings has education leaders worried.

'Zombies' spark cyber challenge

University-initiated cyber security challenge will see students battle against zombie virus.

Uni $100m richer after inking deal

Troubled college gets new head

Auckland top NZ uni

Auckland has the highest-rated NZ university in new rankings, and makes it into world's top 100.

Hi-tech knight saves women's lives

Sir Michael Brady Sir Michael Brady is a breast man and millions of women worldwide should be glad that he is.

The first One Dollar Warrior

Shona Wilburn is about to benefit from a venture set up to help those with life-threatening illness.

Fruean inspires heart patients

Spinal cord injury overlooked

Long way to recovery

An Invercargill family are facing a long road into the darkness after a horrific crash left their teenage son battling for his life.

Halt in dairy price slide

Dairy cows. Having slumped heavily this year, the prices at the overnight Fonterra milk auction held steady.

Swede fears spread

Fears of swede poisoning could not only affect milking and calving seasons, but also sheep, say experts.

Water tax may hit farmers hard

Final Fonterra report released

Flock Hill sold to US company

US company will gain full control of a Canterbury high country station after appeal fails.

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