Nelson caving emergency video

A caver looks like a tiny spider as he descends into Harwoods Hole in 1993.

5:28 PM  Cave rescue specialists are entering Harwoods Hole to try to extract an injured woman who fell into NZ's deepest vertical shaft.

Hunters' actions technically legal

The video shows three dogs biting a small wild sow on its face and body for about two minutes.

5:05 PM  A year later and two hunters who caused a pig "unnecessary pain" would have been found guilty.

Sea lion killing arrest

Rua was a healthy 11-month-old pup.

5:36 PM  Rua, the 11-month-old pup, was found shot dead at Otago Harbour last year.

CCTV footage of attacker video

CCTV footage has been released of a car seen entering and leaving Riverhead quarry, where a woman woke up to find ...

4:52 PM  A car enters a quarry, likely with a woman inside who was left beaten and traumatised.

Kiwis stump up $81k for Trump

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball in honour of his inauguration in Washington - just days ...

5:17 PM  A glittering Trump inauguration party at NZ's Washington Embassy cost taxpayers $81,000.

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Trump's leaked plan could hurt NZ

Trump discussed using food safety as a cudgel in December.

US President plans to dangle food safety as a weapon in trade talks, tape reveals.

Girl, 11, grabbed by man

The man had been following the girl down St Heliers Bay Road for about 200m before he attempted to grab her.

The Auckland school girl was grabbed from behind. But she managed to break free.

Project across the world and out of this world

Students Leyi Shen, Breanna Keating, Xingyue Zhu, Zili Lu, Syndie Johnson and Hannah Hardy work together on a project at ...

Pupils have teamed up with students from China to solve the problem of how to feed astronauts in space.

Surgery fundraiser pays off for Georgie video

Georgie Ferris suffers from a digestive tract paralysis condition and is fundraising to travel to Australia for treatment.

A woman who struggles to eat has raised $20,000 towards the cost of life-changing surgery.

A decade of Payne

Picton police Sergeant Kris Payne, 38, is leaving the station after 10 years in the job.

Sergeant Kris Payne has walked the beat in Picton for 10 years, and will miss its little quirks.

Farmer fined for using vehicle as weapon

Court gavel.

"Motor vehicles are a weapon, particularly when used the way you used it."

Dalton's life support turned off

Tania Dalton's life support has been turned off.

The former Silver Fern's family have kept a vigil after she collapsed when she suffered a brain aneurysm.

Tourist steals to save money

Gavel.

"Stealing is simply unacceptable," judge tells light-fingered tourist.

Kiwi's Trump owl bomb 'possible'

U.S. President Donald Trump has had a book written about him by Queenstown author Adam Childs.

So far his novel about the US President has followed the script. But there's a plot twist coming.

Will there be more police for Taihape?

Could Taihape receive more police officers as part of a boost to numbers nationally?

 Rangitikei's mayor has called for more police after debate in Parliament.

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Will there be more police for Taihape?

Could Taihape receive more police officers as part of a boost to numbers nationally?

4:56 PM  ┬áRangitikei's mayor has called for more police after debate in Parliament.

Chinese tourist contacts family

4:55 PM  Chinese tourist who went missing after leaving her Auckland hotel room on Wednesday has contacted family in China.

Truckie's road rage

Drug gnomes going home video

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Cars trapped by quake left mangled video

Video: Cars left completely mangled after Wellington cinema is demolished

This was never going to be a happy ending, but at the very least, it's closure.

Drive to reduce heavy trucks

The number of heavy trucks passing through Kaikoura could be decreased through shipping long-haul freight by sea.

Since the quake, the roads around Kaikoura have become relatively quiet, and some residents like it.

Huge bill for wharf fixes

Petone wharf was closed after being damaged in the November 14 earthquake. It was a popular spot for recreational fishers.

Quake-damaged Petone wharf could cost $8.2 million to replace, and that's only one of four in Lower Hutt that need fixing.

Quake work to protect fish

Te Papa marine scientist Dr Clive Roberts shows visitors specimens in the museum's Spirit Collection - a facility where ...

Te Papa closes its research facility, because even dead fish need to be safe in an earthquake.

politics

Kiwi's Trump owl bomb 'possible'

U.S. President Donald Trump has had a book written about him by Queenstown author Adam Childs.

So far his novel about the US President has followed the script. But there's a plot twist coming.

PM drug claims 'irresponsible' video

Prime Minister Bill English's claim that too many young Kiwis fail workplace drug tests has been called into question.

Bill English says young Kiwis can't get jobs due to drug use, but that's not true, NZ Drug Foundation says.

Illegal land grabs push peace further away

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the Israeli settlement of Gilo in 2012.  Gilo is an urban ...

Opinion: A balancing of power is critical to successful peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Death follows birth online

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New parents and people wanting passports can fill in everything online, and soon the bereaved can too.

education

Fine art and fingerpainting

Expressions Whirinaki's Learning Programmes Specialist Tina Powell leads a class in the Upper Hutt art gallery.

Mix together finger painting and fine art and you have Tina Powell's job

$800k for new classrooms

Te Anau school principal Grant Excell.

Te Anau Primary School is receiving a funding boost to be able to build two new classrooms as a result of a steadily increasing roll.

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

health

Mums-to-be travel for scans

An ultrasound image of baby in mother's womb

Taranaki women needing prenatal testing for Down syndrome are being sent out of the region for tests they can't get done in Taranaki.

Addiction breaks families, destroys lives video

Writer, naturopath, acupuncturist and mother of a drug addict Lynda Wharton will speak at a unique conference for family ...

"Meth absolutely destroys lives," says addict's mother, who is behind the first conference for family members of drug addicts.

Aiming for a smoke free Qtown

Southern DHB worker and smoke free coalition member of Queenstown and Central Otago Marie Roxburgh proposed for open ...

Should Queenstown parks and open spaces become smoke free?

Dentists smiling over sugary drink ban

Darwish Raezen, Tui Turner, Reginald Ketaraka-Sokolich, Jamalia Brown and Sophie Lozell are happy to drink water at ...

They're shops that won't sell kids sugary drinks and everyone loves them for it.

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Women of Influence winners video

WOI

Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

Strong line-up for Golden Shears

Rowland Smith on his way to winning the All Nations Open Shearing Final in Southland in February. He will be back in ...

New Zealand shearing's big guns are coming to town, but there are some dark horses who could surprise.

Wetlands filter water on farm

Bryce McKenzie stands on the edge of one of 15  hectares of wetlands he has created on his family's Pomahaka dairy farm ...

Farmer Bryce McKenzie is also a fly fisherman and duck shooter, so he's keen to keep waterways clean.

Lifeblood of horse racing video

Bob McArdle

Syndication is keeping New Zealand racing going, says an industry veteran.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

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