Home alone kids escape fire video

A boy from the burning house ran to Subway for help, and a girl raced to the neighbours' house.

12:23 PM  "She was screaming. She wanted me to do something and I didn't know what to do."

Crash bodies recovered

Mitch Gameren died along with six tourists in a tragic crash on Fox Glacier.

12:56 PM  Family relieved after last of seven victims' bodies recovered from Fox Glacier helicopter crash site.

Top paid public servants

NZ Super fund boss Adrian Orr draws the biggest paycheck, earning $830,000 to $839,999.

12 min ago  Top public servants draw paycheques of over $600,000 a year, with the highest crossing $800,000.

Charged over rowing crash

Fred Strachan was charged with operating a ship in a dangerous or risky manner.

12:57 PM  Veteran rowing coach charged after powerboat crash in which three students injured.

Teens carjack woman

A police officer examines the recovered Skoda at the Hamilton Central Police Station.

Four teens who flagged down an elderly woman dragged her out of her car and took off on a joyride.

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Jail time for tax evasion

A couple were handed down jail terms in the New Plymouth District Court for their role in a $1.18-million tax fraud.

11 min ago  Tax fraud to the tune of $1.184 million lands a New Plymouth couple behind bars.

'This is it' - machete victim

12:34 PM  A Hamilton man attacked with a machete remembers the "chop" as the blade struck his arm.

TV boss smashed worker's desk with hammer

Stranger bashed outside cinema


Highest paid public servants

NZ Super fund boss Adrian Orr draws the biggest paycheck, earning $830,000 to $839,999.

11 min ago  Top public servants draw paycheques of over $600,000 a year, with the highest topping $800,000.

Oz life 'dream' to nightmare

Her dream soured when she couldn't get support from Australian government after a breakdown.

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says it's National, led by Prime Minister John Key, who are showing "boldness'' in politics these days.

Little dismisses 'party of one'

1:23 PM  Andrew Little bites back at Peter Dunne's dig at Labour for "losing its soul''.


Group committed to conservation gallery

Macleans College enviro group members; Back: Mason Liu, Brendan Zhang-Liao. Front: Shuah Kim, Manashi Rasali, Janhav Khanna.

12:45 PM  One Auckland school is working hard to restore the environment surrounding its grounds.

Homecoming for new MAGS principal

After 13 years at Mount Albert Grammar School Dale Burden is leaving and his replacement is raring to go.

Nelson's Nathan Hockey and Jeanie Raffills are travelling to Wellington to speak at a select committee about dyslexia.

Speaking up for adult learners

The organisers of a Nelson-run dyslexia course will present information to Parliament about the needs of adults with the condition. 


Living with HIV is not a death sentence

Sophie Jayawardene is an advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS.

 Sophie Jayawardene has dedicated her life to people living with HIV to break down the stigma and discrimination.

Call for child 'protection teams'

A child is admitted to hospital with inflicted injuries every second day.

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is developing a policy on filming and recording in hospitals.

Privacy concerns prompt camera policy

The Nelson Marlborough DHB is developing a policy on using cameras in hospitals to protect patient and staff privacy.

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.


Winemakers delight at super soils

Pyramid Valley vineyard, North Canterbury, showing the four discrete grape-growing plots set among the arid landscape.

Scientists are helping winemakers understand their soils in order to tell their stories.

Loud call to cut Fonterra board

Bid to cut Fonterra's large board size gets strong support - despite failing.

Animal activists want the Government to ban caged animal farming like Craddock Farms' planned chicken farm.

Protesters confront farmer

12:16 PM  Craddock Farms' plan to build a giant caged chicken farm attracts opposition.

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


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