Climber defended

The best mate of a climber killed in an avalanche said it was a tragedy that could have happened to anyone.

Nats burn book

8 min ago There are allegations Young Nats are buying up copies of Dirty Politics to destroy them.

Part of heli crash inquiry ends

8 min ago The Queenstown-Lakes based phase of the investigation into the heli-skiing crash has been completed.

1080 attack begins, minus protests

8 min ago Protesters are expected at a 1080 drop at Piano Flat in northern Southland early next week.

Conwoman scams elderly

8 min ago A conwoman has been sentenced for conning an elderly man, the fourth time in eight years.

Taxi driver says he paid for sex

Court A taxi driver accused of rape says the woman would have bitten his penis off if the encounter wasn't consensual.

Counselling for football coach

Coach who sent explicit photographs to boys has been referred to a help programme.

Sex was consensual, says accused

Accused driver 'took corner too fast'

Nats try to keep things normal

National party National's campaign launch this weekend might be the time to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

Pressure still on National

Allegations of dirty politics continued to be a headache for Prime Minister John Key.

Politics' sick soap opera

Greens set conditions for talks

Higher MP perks for travel, housing

New MPs are in line for even higher taxpayer-funded travel and housing perks, after a review of entitlements.

Adams aims high at college

Steven Adams Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.

Toddler vigilance urged

Education ministry staff treating Dunedin case of wandering toddler with extreme seriousness.

School tech services up for review

ACC initiative targets sexual violence

Programme targets boys

Pilot programme "Success for Boys" is helping boys get excited about story writing.

Fewer youngsters taking own lives

depression bullying suicide Youth suicide has dropped in NZ but children as young as 10 are still taking their own lives.

Prevention plan 'making inroads'

A suicide prevention action plan led by the SDHB appears to be making inroads.

Beat baby blues

Suicide numbers fall

Long battle to discover truth

Ariana Grace Lawn wakes in pain numerous times every night, is tube-fed and requires a walker to get around - but it all could have been avoided.

Leptospirosis widespread

Dr Julie Collins-Emerson Doctors can be slow to recognise the disease leptospirosis, especially those in cities, but doctors working near meat plants have more awareness.

River quality raises passions

Outside the mercury may be falling, but indoors the atmosphere heats up as a trio of farmers passionately debate the future of dairying.

China needs more NZ milk

Dairy rebound not certain

Texts save farmer's life

Trapped in a stream at the bottom of a gully, Ken Miller thought he could lose an arm or even die.