One dead in Johnsonville stabbing

Part of the street had been cordoned off overnight and a scene examination was going to be held on Thursday morning.

6 min ago  Child among victims as late-night stabbing leaves one dead, four injured.

Parents in dark over saga

Rangiora High School principal Peggy Burrows, right, is gearing up for an employment battle with the school. Julia Malcolm, left, has been appointed acting principal.

7:12 AM  Rangiora High School parents say they haven't been told about departure of school's embattled principal.

Explorer dies at Machu Picchu

Margaret Burrell pictured with her husband Malcolm Laird's photo. The life-long explorer died unexpectedly at Machu Picchu last week.

3 min ago  An 80-year-old Kiwi explorer dies unexpectedly at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Chch recovery details due

Prime Minister John Key with Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee in the foreground.

New power structures for Canterbury's recovery are expected to be revealed on Thursday.

Tasered after brawl

Police say they tasered a man who refused to put a gun down in Ranui, west Auckland.

7:38 AM  Man failed to put gun down after West Auckland brawl involving bats, a machete and a rifle.

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crime

One dead in Johnsonville stabbing

Part of the street had been cordoned off overnight and a scene examination was going to be held on Thursday morning.

6 min ago  Child among victims as late-night stabbing leaves one dead, four injured.

Police Taser man after brawl

7:38 AM  Man failed to put gun down after West Auckland brawl involving bats, a machete and a rifle.

Judge calls for sentences review

Child's nightmare was real

politics

The lies we Kiwis tell ourselves

Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser are unlikely to embrace New Zealand's real status as a middling nation none too reliant on trade.

OPINION: If you think NZ is a small, trade-dependent nation that "punches above its weight," you need to read this.

School's $2m 'unaccounted for'

Labour spokesman says a Whangarei charter school has received $3.9 million in Government funding but spent just $1.4 million on education.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has tabled legislation which would give her power to direct sales of state houses

State house sales bill tabled

Legislation giving ministers sweeping powers to sell off state houses has been tabled in Parliament.

education

Parents in dark over High School principal saga

Rangiora High School principal Peggy Burrows, right, is gearing up for an employment battle with the school. Julia Malcolm, left, has been appointed acting principal.

7:12 AM  Rangiora High School parents say they have not been informed about the departure of the school's embattled principal.

Labour: School's $2m 'unaccounted for'

Labour spokesman says a Whangarei charter school has received $3.9 million in Government funding but spent just $1.4 million on education.

Napier Girls' High School student Anela Pritchard talks about the impact her speech has had.

Girl still 'proud' of speech video

Student who criticised teachers says she has been treated unfairly, but has no regrets.

health

Tributes flow for Alex Renton

Alex Renton died on Wednesday night.

12 min ago  Messages praising his fighting spirit have poured in for Alex Renton, the Nelson teen granted permission to use medical cannabis, who has died.

Calorie rise blamed for obesity

Too much food, rather than too little exercise, is probably to blame for expanding waistlines.

Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King says there is little overseas evidence to show social impact bonds deliver on their contracted outcomes

Social bonds a slow process

Private investment in social health outcomes could take seven years to see results, documents show

Women of Influence

On being a Woman of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

Speak to an astronaut video

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence answered some burning questions about space.

"If you work hard and have the right attitude, you can actually do a lot of things that you think you can't. I think it's about belief," says Therese Walsh.

A sporting winner

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

farming

Dairy prices tumble again

Dairy prices fell another 5.9 per cent on Wednesday night.

12 min ago  Dairy prices at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction have now fallen eight times in a row.

Fonterra proposes job cuts

Fonterra staff across NZ called into meetings in to hear about a proposal to cut "hundreds" of jobs.

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

Sheep industry's best

7:26 AM  The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards.

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