International media batter NZ

Hundreds of people sleep rough every night: what leads them to homelessness?

Are Kiwis less caring about homelessness and child poverty? The Guardian and Al Jazeera think so.

How can we eliminate child poverty?

Gang member homicide probe

Police have launched a murder inquiry in Northland.

3 min ago  Police have launched a murder inquiry in Northland following Kimble Moore's disappearance in March.

Rescued woman 'doing well'

The warden's hut at Lake Mackenzie on the Routeburn Track.

17 min ago  It's "hard to comprehend" how a woman went unnoticed for a month on the Routeburn Track.

Chopper crash mystery

The scene of the crash which claimed two lives in February 2015.

2:11 PM  Probe into Queenstown tragedy inconclusive, but families want the helicopter banned.

Seatbelt could've saved him video

Hawke's Bay man Samuel Gibson, 39, died after being thrown from his wheelchair while completing a half marathon.

Brittle-bone adventurer died after being flung from his wheelchair during a marathon.

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City clan lab uncovered

Police investigate the scene on Forest Lake Rd in Hamilton.

An early-morning search of a Hamilton property has uncovered a clandestine drug operation.

Reading a sport at Wellesley

Harry Hampton, Archie Chandler, Tom Adams and William Chandler all enjoy reading.

Four boys from Wellesley College are top of the world in literature

Capri Hospital to close its doors

Capri Hospital in Auckland's Mt Wellington is shutting its doors after 17 years of service.

A rehab and mental health hospital is shutting its doors in Auckland after 17 years of service.

Company 'a device for bribe': Crown

Flanked by supporters, Sir Ngatata Love arrives arrives at High Court in Wellington on Monday. The case is set to ...

Sir Ngatata's corruption case wraps up with claims his partner's company was set up to gain multi-million dollar payment.

National bill 'waste of time'

Labour chief whip Chris Hipkins says National is stacking the Members' Bill ballot with minor changes to block more ...

Labour says latest MPs bill stacks the "biscuit tin" ballot and prevents more important measures from being debated.

Teen shows garment in Fashion Week

Mirene Castlefort individually cut and sewed every patch in this jacket.

At 15, Mirene Castlefort will have her design modelled on a national stage.

Public-private partnership to revamp pensioner housing

Many of the rental units across 63 villages are run down and poorly located for amenities such as public transport.

Rundown, poorly located, and badly designed - these were the living conditions for many of the elderly and older residents of Auckland.

Chlamydia rape trial nears end

Robert Tautari, 24, is accused of violating and raping two girls and assaulting a boy, in 2013 and 2014.

Robert Tautari: rapist or truck-loving, hard-working dad?

Coastguard base lost to blaze

Peter Feely stands in the charred portacom the Mana Coastguard used as a base.

A Porirua coastguard has had to move their operations inland after a fire scuppered their waterfront base.

Anti-fat campaign hits skids

The Government has cut ties with an anti-obesity provider in Christchurch after it failed to deliver on its contract.

The Ministry of Health is cutting ties with a Christchurch trust given $1.1m of taxpayers' money to run an anti-obesity programme.

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crime

Chlamydia rape trial nears end

Robert Tautari, 24, is accused of violating and raping two girls and assaulting a boy, in 2013 and 2014.

2:41 PM  Robert Tautari: rapist or truck-loving, hard-working dad?

'He's not a hellraiser'

2:01 PM  He won the battle with the bottle, but fell off the wagon and got caught out drink driving.

Inmate's lightbulb idea

SkyCity worker sentenced

politics

Parliament's smokefree move

Speaker David Carter has announced that the forecourt and lawn on Parliament grounds are now smokefree, although smoking ...

Smoking stubbed out around the front of Parliament - but a wider ban is ruled out.

Tua wants Easter trading KO video

David Tua says Easter Sunday should be a chance to "unwind and reflect".

Easter Sunday is a chance to "unwind and reflect", not hit the shops, the Tuaman says.

Brownlee's US-China 'tensions'

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says relationships with the US and China "not mutually exclusive"

The last 15 years has seen the international strategic environment become uncertain and unstable.

'Two meals for the price of one'

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has said using the surplus carbon credits was like eating two meals while paying for one.

Govt called upon to tear up its surplus carbon credits to make good on some dodgy accounting.

education

Teen shows garment in Fashion Week

Mirene Castlefort individually cut and sewed every patch in this jacket.

At 15, Mirene Castlefort will have her design modelled on a national stage.

Parent attacks Rathkeale response

A former teacher now under investigation used to work at Rathkeale College.

"They've handled this very poorly ... I'm furious," says father as teacher is investigated.

Uni fee up $100-plus

29042015 University of Waikato. Generic. Turtle Lake. Students Study Hamilton.
Library, L block, K block, shops and Oranga.

The University of Waikato has decided its fee increase for 2017.

Young designer people's choice

Marie Bailey with her poster design which won people's choice.

Marie Bailey, 17, was named people's choice at an international design competition

health

Anti-fat campaign hits skids

The Government has cut ties with an anti-obesity provider in Christchurch after it failed to deliver on its contract.

The Ministry of Health is cutting ties with a Christchurch trust given $1.1m of taxpayers' money to run an anti-obesity programme.

Professors push for tougher alcohol laws

Doug Sellman, Professor of Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine, University of Otago, speaks at Alcohol Causes Cancer - a ...

"There's a great desire by everybody to think our favourite drug is also a health tonic", says Doug Sellman

Council 'withheld' water information

One of Havelock North's town water supply bores at the centre of the water contamination gastro crisis.

Regional council says Hawke's Bay gastro outbreak may be linked to district council's water bores.

World first NZ cancer vaccine

A new colorectal cancer "therapeutic" vaccine from the University of Otago will hopefully begin clinical trials in the ...

University of Otago scientists design colorectal cancer vaccine that aims to "re-educate" our immune system.

women of influence

Women of Influence: The finalists

The winners of the 2015 Women of Influence awards.

‚ÄčThe finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2016 have been announced.

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?

Women of Influence: Pip Greenwood

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood says although there's a long way to go, it's exciting times ahead for women in ...

2015 finalist, Pip Greenwood, is a passionate advocate for workplace/boardroom diversity and equality.

Why should women be recognised? video

Karyn Thompson, Narelle Ngaluafe (for Parris Goebel), Vicky Robertson, Linda Jenkinson, Victoria Spackman, Joan Withers, ...

While more women are taking up leadership roles, there is still a long way for equality to be achieved in NZ.

farming

Flow of illegal water use stemmed

Environment Canterbury's plan to publish non-compliant water users on its website has led to a rush to adhere.

Threat to publicise farmers illegally taking millions of litres of water pays off for regional council.

Farmers promised a 50c boost

Farmers would welcome the news of a higher price but would be cautious to see what is to come, said Waikato Federated ...

An extra $1 billion will be pumped into NZ's economy if Fonterra sticks to its higher forecast payout.

Late spring for farmers video

Sow sweet pea seeds direct in April for beautiful fragrance and colour in late spring

The winter has been warm, but it's not over yet - the coldest weather normally hits in the next few weeks.

Sticky war over trademark

Manuka honey, popular with celebrities, is a good earner for New Zealand.

Manuka honey, is it Kiwi or Australian, or maybe a little bit of both?

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