NZ's spike in road deaths

New Zealand recorded the biggest increase in road deaths in 2014, according to international study.

3:52 AM  New Zealand recorded the biggest increase in road deaths in 2014, according to international study.

Man clipped by moving train

The man was seen running across the tracks at Orakei train station, Auckland.

Man seen running in front of moving train, but then disappears, leaving only scuff marks on track.

Troops should come home - Labour

Labour foreign affairs spokesman David Shearer says plans should be developed to bring Kiwi troops back from Iraq "sooner rather than later".

Calls are growing for New Zealand's troops to be pulled out of Iraq.

Stranger slashes passenger

Police are looking for this man after an assault in Waikanae.

Man waiting on platform is stabbed in random attack at Waikanae station.

Waves close road, hit ferries video

Rough swells in Cook Strait have cancelled ferry sailings and closed roads on Wellington's south coast and in Kaikoura. This photo was taken from Kaikoura.

Massive storm churns up sea to cause disruption and delays on east coast.

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crime

'Family planned' escape

Waikato woman Finnesse Kairau is missing.

Police are appealing to family of a missing Waikato woman who left a mental health facility without permission.

Alexandra man admits downloading child porn

An Alexandra man who admitted downloading child pornography since the age of 13, has been found not guilty of distributing objectionable material.

Woman nearly killed in drunken crash

Meth mum sentenced

politics

Bribery claim over Saudi deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully.

Opposition MPs label a $4m payment to a Saudi businessman a "bribe".

Alliance Party deregistered

Once boasting the deputy PM and several Cabinet Ministers, the Alliance Party is officially no more.

Fourteen people attended the flag consideration meeting held in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Flag meeting nets 14

Fourteen people attended a second Christchurch meeting on whether to change the NZ flag.

education

Long-serving Hagley principal retires

Brent Ingram, principal of Hagley Community College, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Brent Ingram is retiring after 25 years in charge of Hagley Community College.

Band hope to get to the ball on time

For these budding musicians, RockQuest takes precedence over the school ball.

Abortion privacy laws should stay as is

Current laws around parental notification for termination procedures should stay in place, NZ Family Planning says. 

health

Strike may delay treatment

Health generic

Palmerston North Hospital's cancer radiation treatment has been cut back as health workers strike over pay negotiations.

Seales 'can't choose time of death'

Judge thanks dying lawyer for bringing her case to court.

Complications arising from the use of surgical mesh are thought to occur in 20 per cent of cases.

Calls for surgical mesh inquiry

Two women suffering after surgical mesh procedures went awry plead for a formal inquiry.

farming

Dairy farmers in anxious wait

Predictions are for a higher Fonterra payout to dairy farmers in the coming season, compared to the present.

Dairy farmers anxiously awaiting Fonterra's next season's new milk price forecast told it will be "conservative'' by ASB.

Top deer environment award

Central Hawke's Bay farmers win the deer industry's Elworthy Environment Award.

Westland Milk Products hopes its increased nutritional production at its Hokitika site will help provide a better payout for farmers.

Westland lifts payout prediction

Westland retains its payout for 2014-15 season but lifts its prediction for 2015-16

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