CCTV footage outside Hamilton restaurant.

Trio beaten in 'unprovoked attack'

A number of men seen outside a restaurant in Hamilton City may hold clues to an early morning attack that left three young men with serious injuries.

Motorway crash north of Wellington

8:00pm A car has crashed and street lights have been knocked out on the motorway north of Wellington.

Burglar deported to NZ

A burglar deported from Australia immediately began cutting holes in NZ shopping mall roofs.

Chemical scare in shop

7:26pm Man arrested, and woman hospitalised, after squirted chemical melts clothes in boutique.

Greens vow to oust Nats

Greens push on to last minute to oust "irresponsible" Government while party campaign officially ends.

Lodge owner denied bail

Michael Harris Lodge owner charged with indecently assaulting guests has been "tried by media", lawyer says.

Girl assaulted in toilet block

A man has been charged with the indecent assault of an 8-year-old girl in a Matakana toilet.

Rape complainant 'intoxicated'

Stepdaughter 'advertised for sex'

WhaleOil OIA details released

john key PM's office names staff member briefed by SIS over the release of information to Cameron Slater.

Live: The campaign convoy

It's almost over - tune in for live updates, newsbites and occasional weirdness from the campaign trail.

Is this NZ's only endorser?

Peters backs Labour MP

Greens vow to oust Nats

Greens push on to last minute to oust "irresponsible" Government while party campaign officially ends.

Education a hot election topic

School Education has been a hot topic this election but how do policies actually affect Joe and Junior Bloggs?

Poor uni rankings

Kiwi universities' sustained slide down world rankings has education leaders worried.

'Zombies' spark cyber challenge

Teachers need 'attitude change'

'I'm sick of kids failing'

Opening a school in Mangere is a "strategic decision" that will help Maori achievement, Willie Jackson says.

Woman given pills 10 times dose

An elderly woman was given 10 times dose of sleeping pills in error by a nurse, court hears.

Animal tests 'key' to brain cures

Qualms about animal testing could condemn many to brain disease, says researcher.

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Hi-tech knight saves women's lives

Linking dementia and diet

A Wellington doctoral student's personal heartbreak is driving her research into the effects of diet on dementia.

'Cowboy' graziers criticised

Yearling dairy heifers Vim Reekers is fed up at the poor service graziers are providing dairy farmers.

Dairy conversion blamed

Dairy conversions are undermining attempts to clean up the Waikato River, says The Green Party.

Indonesians study our cows

Synlait Milk takes top award

Paperwork averted scam

A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.