Kiwi in US court over killing

Thinn is a former student of Auckland Grammar and Selwyn College.

9:34 AM  A man accused of killing his cellmate in a US prison may not be mentally fit to stand trial.

Parent tackles rider at skate park video

The boy's father can be seen running into the bowl, dropping his skateboard and pushing Periam, sending him flying ...

19 min ago  Video shows the moment a man was knocked off his bike after colliding with a boy on a skateboard in Auckland.

Looting to survive

The goods were taken from a freight train trapped by landslides north of Kaikoura.

8:39 AM  They looted a train after the Kaikoura quake. Why? Because they had to survive in "extreme circumstances".

Risk of storms ahead

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Wellington's water shortage.
A pedestrian caught in a sudden downpour

0 min ago  There's a risk severe thunderstorms and downpours could interrupt a mostly fine day for many.

Family fight ends in death

Police were called to Robertson Rd, Favona about 9.30pm.

Argument between relatives in South Auckland ends with a man fatally stabbed and one person in custody.

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Herbert faces bankruptcy application

Hawke's Bay Regional Council offices in Napier. Built by Herbert Construction, they began leaking not long after they ...

Liquidators obtain ruling against Malcolm Herbert, apply to make him bankrupt

$800k for new classrooms

Te Anau school principal Grant Excell.

Te Anau Primary School is receiving a funding boost to be able to build two new classrooms as a result of a steadily increasing roll.

Machete, gun used in another Tokoroa robbery

Police are asking for information after another Tokoroa shop was hit by offenders armed with a machete and gun.

Within days of each other three Tokoroa shops have been confronted by violent armed offenders.

Fights erupt on street video

A disgruntled gang member who was kicked out of The Hood nightclub was allegedly the instigator of multiple brawls that ...

Mayhem as brawls break out on Hamilton road after gang member kicked out of nightclub.

Swimmer still missing

Search and rescue teams will continue to search Muriwai Beach after a swimmer went missing on Sunday.

The search for a swimmer who went missing at Auckland's Muriwai Beach has entered its third day.

Victoria Square closed for a year

Christchurch's Victoria Square will be upgraded over the next year.

Victoria Square in central Christchurch has closed for a year while it is repaired and upgraded.

Health board rules out surplus

Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray says district health boards across the country are under pressure.

Waikato DHB says it will be a challenge to break even this financial year.

Crash scene 'horrific', says witness video

Police, fire and ambulance attend the scene of at a double fatality crash near Maisey Rd intersection on State Highway ...

A woman was left shaking after visiting the scene of a crash that killed two people near Nelson.

Ministry of Health shuts down rest home

Kowhai Manor, which is home to 24 residents, will close on March 31.

The ministry found ongoing issues at the rest home in successive audits in September 2015 and March 2016.

'What a rackety concert'

Electric Avenue at Hagley Park on Saturday.

100 complaints, residents saying it sounded like an out of control party in the street. But festival was fine, council says.

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Punched in throat after festival

Amelia Rayner is in an induced coma after being attacked while leaving Electric Avenue in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Amelia Rayner tried to grab her hat back from her alleged attacker. Now, she's fighting for her life.

An intruder in her bedroom

Woman wakes to find a strange man in her Wellington home.

Woman viciously assaulted

Good Samaritans seriously assaulted

nz earthquake

Drive to reduce heavy trucks

The number of heavy trucks passing through Kaikoura could be decreased through shipping long-haul freight by sea.

Since the quake, the roads around Kaikoura have become relatively quiet, and some residents like it.

Huge bill for wharf fixes

Petone wharf was closed after being damaged in the November 14 earthquake. It was a popular spot for recreational fishers.

Quake-damaged Petone wharf could cost $8.2 million to replace, and that's only one of four in Lower Hutt that need fixing.

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.

politics

Govt 'very keen' on Iran

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy visited Iran amid talks over a new agreement to export New Zealand lamb and beef.

As NZ and Iran reach a new deal on sheep and beef exports, the Government chases further trade opportunities.

Illegal land grabs push peace further away

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the Israeli settlement of Gilo in 2012.  Gilo is an urban ...

Opinion: A balancing of power is critical to successful peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Dunne deal a smart move from the Left

Peter Dunne faces a stiff challenge from the Left for his seat.

OPINION: The Greens have come up with a smart play, but it's not guaranteed to work.

PM: Unemployed Kiwis on drugs

Prime Minister Bill English hears from two or three employers a week who say Kiwis can't pass a drug test.

Bill English says overseas workers are needed because Kiwis can't pass drug tests.

education

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

Green thumbs at Wainuiomata school

Charles Watkins (left) and Margaret Angelo help teacher Mary Atua in the gardens at St Claudine Thevenet School.

Green-fingered students in Wainuiomata hope to put in an orchard at their school

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.

health

Ministry of Health shuts down rest home

Kowhai Manor, which is home to 24 residents, will close on March 31.

The ministry found ongoing issues at the rest home in successive audits in September 2015 and March 2016.

Complacency affects immunisation rates

Samantha Mason-Jefferies is pregnant and decided to get immunised for whooping cough but not for flu. She is with her ...

Five times the risk of complications during pregnancy for flu, says nursing expert.

Birth control without consent

The Mirena is a T-shaped device used as a contraceptive.

Gynaecologist inserted birth control device in anaesthetised woman who didn't want it.

Classes back after measles outbreak

Institute of the Pacific United NZ had seven cases of measles at the start of the month.

Some risk expected to last for a week following outbreak in Palmerston North.

women of influence

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

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

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

farming

Govt 'very keen' on Iran

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy visited Iran amid talks over a new agreement to export New Zealand lamb and beef.

As NZ and Iran reach a new deal on sheep and beef exports, the Government chases further trade opportunities.

Farmers credit environment

Jared and Sue Watson credit a switch to once a day milking for re-igniting their passion for dairying.

 Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.

I am a (farmer) robot

More robotics are being introduced at meat plants to increase safety and processing efficiency.

Artificial intelligence is already at work on farms and will only increase.

Search for succulent lamb 

Graham Hawkes and Sarah Walker judge the 2013 Glammies at the Upper Clutha A&P Show.

After 10 years, chief Glammies judge Graham Hawkes is still searching for the tastiest lamb.

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