Wind causes chaos video

Marlborough fires seen from the air on Thursday.

1:36 PM  Winds lashing much of the country ground choppers fighting major fires and whip the roof off a grandstand.

Sex abuse teacher jailed video

Porirua school teacher Stacey Reriti, 31, was found guilty of seven sex charges against a boy.

Wellington teacher who had an inappropriate relationship with a boy jailed for 10 years and six months.

Kiwi pilot's body found

Former Timaru man Kelly Leslie, who lived in Cork, Ireland.

12:58 PM  Irish police have confirmed a body found is that of missing New Zealander Kelly Leslie.

Pilot's indecent assault

Justice Mary Peters told the Auckland man, whose name is suppressed to avoid identifying his victim, that had his offending not occurred 38 years earlier he would be looking at a lengthier sentence.

Pilot who indecently assaulted his half-sister will have to turn to truck driving to make ends meet.

Murder accused denied bail

Quinton Winders is charged with murdering George Taiaroa.

1:26 PM  The man accused of the 2013 shooting of George Taiaroa has been denied bail.

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Controls may have caused crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash in central Christchurch on Wednesday.

1:48 PM  Police investigate whether disabled man's special driving controls caused serious crash.

Lawyer appeals against drug convictions

1:37 PM  A former drug-using lawyer has lost work and his lodge membership, court hears.

Stop-go murder accused denied bail

Convicted meth dealer billed $1.5m


Weirdest flag changes in history


1:29 PM  Flag changes have always been symbolic for nations. Here are five designs that have made history.

Confronting abuse

12:58 PM  Catch up on our discussion with chief social worker Paul Nixon.

The Marlborough Boys' College in Blenheim.

Colleges to share site

12:48 PM  Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girls' College to be co-located, costing $63 million.


Trades Academy to focus on four sectors

SIT chief executive Penny Simmonds.

2:06 PM  Southland's new trades academy is likely to focus on construction, engineering, agriculture and hospitality.

Colleges to share site

12:48 PM  Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girls' College to be co-located, costing $63 million.

Charmaine, Larisa and Fanie Strydom attended Massey University's graduation ceremony to honour Natasha who died after a car crash near Thames earlier this year.

Graduation sadder than funeral

1:32 PM  For most, graduation is a day of celebration but for the Strydom family it served as a reminder that their eldest daughter was no longer with them.


Uncle Toby's stung for claims

Oatmeal may have milk protein but a packet of oats labelled as a "protein superfood" has been ruled misleading.

0 min ago  Health benefits on Uncle Toby oat packets draws consumer watchdogs wrath.

Crisis levels of kids' diabetes

DHBs need more resources to deal with the rising rates of type 1, says study.

A Ministry of Health survey indicates obesity shows no sign of shrinking.

Obesity in NZ still on the rise

2:15 PM  New Zealanders are stubbing out tobacco but still struggling with our expanding waistlines.

Women of Influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

2015 winners

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.


No animals in rivers: report

All cattle, deer and pigs should be kept out of rivers, lakes and wetlands, says the Land and Water Forum in its latest report.

12:55 PM  Land and Water Forum presses to exclude livestock on plains and lowland hills from waterways.

High rainfall effluent breaches

Taranaki farmers are failing to comply with effluent disposal conditions after heavier than usual rainfall.

Kaiwaiwai farmers Neville Fisher and Aidan Bichan, with Ian Gunn from the Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the constructed wetland.

Wetlands are winners

8 min ago  Wetlands are making a comeback in the Wairarapa

Staff at Starship Hospital use simulation-based training to get the best results for patients.


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