Tamati cuts

Cut grass with scissors

Disabled man cut neighbour's grass with scissors as no one else would do it. Then he had seizure.

Dad faces murder charge

Aaron Roigard went missing in June. Now his father has appeared in court over his death.

Run-over child dies

Three-year-old girl dies after being run over in a West Auckland driveway.

Xi fillip for Little, Labour

China's president says the county will 'never forget' the part played by Labour in building his country's relationship with NZ.

Stowaway mouse found at airport

A Pacific Island mouse which arrived in NZ a cosy little house made from bread had to be killed.

Cruellest theft for teen

Boy heartbroken over theft of his beads of courage, a token symbolising his fight against cancer.

Arrests at fire vigils

Friends mourning trio killed in Hamiton house fire have clashed with police.

Insanity defence: Jury to decide

Seven dead in five weeks

NZ tops with Chinese tourists - Xi

New Zealand is "the most talked about destination" among Chinese, according to the country's president.

Beehive Live: Little meets large

Labour's new leader Andrew Little has his first major outing today as China's President Xi Jinping fits in a meeting with him in Auckland.

Sutton inquiry 'distracting'

Xi guest of honour at Akld dinner

Xi: Keep 'em coming

Don't worry, just keep those exports coming, Chinese President Xi Jinping tells New Zealanders.

Union vote backs reforms

The secondary teachers union has backed a key part of the Government's education reforms.

Summer job hunt is on

Students could have a hard time finding jobs due to the migration boom, an expert warns.

Maori words every Kiwi should know

Demand for bilingual classes

Top teachers all class

A trio of Feilding teachers have been recognised as expert educators.

Hospital redevelopment backed

The redevelopment of Palmerston North Hospital is being backed by the Health Minister.

Health cost-cutting scheme shelved

Government axing controversial health cost-cutting entity - but DHBs still need to save $620m.

Ex-smokers breathing easy

Workers hooked on fizzy drinks

Cancer diary book to help others

Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.

Record grape harvest

Marlborough grape growers will pocket an estimated $64m more this year than in 2013.

An extra 1.4 million litres

One of Southland's biggest industries is on track to have a roof shout before Christmas.

King Salmon ordered to pay costs

A wearer of many hats

Beekeeper buzzing over award

A Marlborough beekeeper is still buzzing over her win at this year's Enterprising Rural Women Awards.