One dead, four injured

Emergency services were called to the crash on Ruatahuna Rd, near Murupara, just before midnight.

6:35 AM  One person is dead after a car carrying five people crashed down a bank in remote eastern Bay of Plenty.

Two missing as house burns

Two people are unaccounted for after firefighters were called to a house blaze in Mangakino around 4.30am on Monday.

6:02 AM  Fire has engulfed a Mangakino house and two people are unaccounted for.

Child lost in immigration fight

A couple are appealing to the Government to allow them to stay in New Zealand, as they fear they will be killed if they ...

6:31 AM  Couple fear death if they return to India, but their refugee claim was rejected and their baby taken away.

Police officer 'almost in tears'

Constable Sheryll Pearce said her heart "sank" after she found 13 people - 11 without seatbelts - crammed into a people ...

When she pulled over a people mover on a busy highway, she found 11 people inside not wearing seatbelts.

'Happy to roll with the punches'

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern is focusing squarely on Mt Albert. Everything else is a distraction, she says.

Jacinda Ardern's blocking chatter about her party position, to focus on her seat.

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Swimmer missing in lake

Police are searching Lake Karapiro for a missing swimmer.

Police set to scour Lake Karapiro for a swimmer who has been missing since Sunday.

Would you wade into a "Smithable" river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote.

Immigrant bashing not based on facts

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse poses for pictures with newly arrived refugees at the Mangere Refugee ...

OPINION: Baseless assertions about the effects of immigration are distorting our political debate

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.

Wellington Nat MP resigns

The end of the line for National's Wellington MP Wellington's Paul Foster-Bell. He's announced he won't contest the ...

National loses another MP, his announcement coming amid a fierce battle to oust him from seat.

Paekakariki Hill Rd reopens after crash

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A man is in hospital after his car flipped north of Wellington. 

Searchers stood down at Muriwai

One person is missing and another is in a serious condition after getting into trouble while swimming at Muriwai on ...

Police have suspended the search for a swimmer missing at Muriwai Beach until Monday morning.

Singapore pilots could train at Ohakea video

A Texan solo display at the Military Tattoo air show, Ohakea.

Ohakea put on a spectacular show, and there could be developments at the air base.

Religions exempt from vetting rule

Should religious institutions be exempt from police vetting and background-vetting their employees?

No law requires religious leaders who work with youth to be vetted - that needs to change, says clergy sex-abuse victim.

Nicole Morris farewelled

Friends and family of Nicole Morris hug during her memorial at New Brighton Pier on Sunday.

Car-fall victim farewelled by loved ones with the release of hundreds of purple balloons.

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Religions exempt from vetting rule

Should religious institutions be exempt from police vetting and background-vetting their employees?

No law requires religious leaders who work with youth to be vetted - that needs to change, says clergy sex-abuse victim.

Shot dead after machete threat

Machete-wielding man, 44, died after being shot once in the shoulder by a police officer at Porirua.

Police investigate Nelson stabbing

Female prison population overflows

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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.

Wellington quake cordon shrinks

The Reading car park demolition, viewed from Tory St and Wakefield St in Wellington.

Safety cordon took a bite out of business, but new hope dawns as cordon rolled back.

Battling mother nature on a bike

Marlborough cyclists Leatham Landon-Lane, left, Callum Saunders and Nick Blakiston endured a weather bomb during their ...

The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

politics

National rules for 1080 drops

1080 is an important tool used to protect New Zealand's wildlife and native bird species, Minister Nick Smith says.

The Government says 70 per cent of public submissions favour a change around 1080 drops.

Jacinda Ardern is only going up

It's a fresh and relaxed picture - the kind Labour would love to replicate nearly every day on the campaign for the ...

OPINION: She's the new MP in an electorate often reserved for party leaders, will Andrew Little take note?

Schools 'creative' cost cutting video

Education Minister Hekia Parata wants schools to get on board with sharing resources and costs.

Principals are being forced to choose between keeping children safe in the playground or warm in the classroom.

Pike River mum's 'simple' plea

Sonya Rockhouse lost her son Benjamin David Rockhouse in the Pike River Mine disaster of 2010. Her son Daniel James ...

OPINION: Sonya Rockhouse is sick of naysayers telling miners' families to give up and move on.

education

New hall for St Pius

Keshana Jayasinghe, 10, Livia Murray, 10, Samuel Gardner, 10, and Daniel Butler, 9, had a sense of ownership of the new ...

After seeing their church burn down three years ago, St Pius X primary school students now have a new hall to call their own.

Schools 'creative' cost cutting video

Education Minister Hekia Parata wants schools to get on board with sharing resources and costs.

Principals are being forced to choose between keeping children safe in the playground or warm in the classroom.

When morality guardians invade

Family First campaign highlights a transgender student's use of facilities at a girls' school.

OPINION: Nadine Chalmers-Ross wants Family First out of the girls' changing rooms.

What happened to our schools?

Waikuku School has fallen into disrepair since its closure in 2014. It is yet to proceed beyond the initial stages of ...

Schools derelict, demolished or waiting for answers years after closure.

health

Free dental care for those in need

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The opening of Warner Mauger House and the new Oral Surgery ...

A new "first class" Christchurch facility will provide free dental care to those most in need.

Who decides who can die?

Some families are left uninformed as hospitals put do-not-resuscitate orders on patients.

´╗┐Hospitals putting do-not-resuscitate orders on patients without consent of family.

My cancer, my gym, my career video

Mother-of-one Elouise Hemming beat cancer twice to became a powerlifting personal trainer.

Twice stricken by cancer, Auckland mum Elouise Hemming has become a competitive powerlifter.

Parents' fury at needless death

Nicholas Owen pictured about a month before he died.

They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.

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Women of Influence winners video

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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

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

farming

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

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L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

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