Waimate family fire tragedy video

The Kafle family (left to right): Tulsa, 23, unknown, Manisha, 16, Tej, Mamata, 12, Tika and Pram, 9.

1 min ago  Close friends and relatives have gathered in Christchurch to comfort three girls who escaped a deadly fire.

Shipping container returned

A shipping container full of a Canterbury family's possessions has been stolen from their Hororata property. Its registration number is CSLL2003053.

A shipping container that disappeared with a family's possessions inside has been reunited with its owners.

Dambuster myth debunked

Les Munro, the last surviving pilot from the Dambusters raid, at home in Tauranga earlier this year.

Before he died, dambuster Les Munro was keen to put an end to an enduring misconception.

Man dies in police handcuffs

A man has died in police custody in the Western Bay of Plenty.

7:17 PM  A man has died after being handcuffed during a police raid of a Bay of Plenty home.

Ambo tells of 'load and go'

Connor Morris was fatally stabbed in West Auckland.

6:39 PM  Ambulance officer tells of "uncontrolled" scene after Connor Morris attack.

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crime

$1m of P soup

Soup packets full of drugs were found in a courier package destined for Wellington.

0 min ago  Chinese tourist arrested after 1kg of meth found hidden in soup packets.

Man dies during police raid

7:17 PM  A man has died after being handcuffed during a police raid of a Bay of Plenty home.

Ambo tells of 'load and go'

'Stolen' shipping container returns home

politics

Maori Party waver on bill

Workplace Relations and Safety minister Michael Woodhouse.

The Maori Party may withdraw their support for controversial health and safety legislation.

Domestic violence laws review

A new set of offences could come from a review of NZ's "horrific" domestic violence problem.

Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy says claims over Chinese house buyers are "deeply hurtful".

Labour rejects Devoy's claims

Phil Twyford deflects Susan Devoy's comment that the Chinese buyer debate is "deteriorating into racism".

education

Students 'struggling to survive'

Student unions around the country say the loan limit hasn't increased since 1993.

6:53 PM  University student unions say those who treat course-related costs as a 'slush fund' are a minority group.

School hones in on CBD site

A Christchurch school has narrowed its hunt for a new central city location.

New Berkley Normal Middle School principal Nathan Leith's own children went to the school.

Middle school gets a new leader

The school has been led by an acting principal since August 2014.

health

Mum supported to continue breastfeeding

Nine-month-old Tijas Singh is fed breastmilk exclusively, even though his mum Navjot Kaur is a fulltime worker.

A Hamilton Mum said the transition from stay-home mum to working mum has been easy with the help of her colleagues.

Deaf toddler to hear mum for first time

Despite half Juanita Birch's household being deaf, the house is far from quiet.

Dr Ruth Large, pictured with Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray, has just been appointed as the Waikato DHB clinical director of virtual health care.

Virtual health care the future

Accessing health services from your smartphone will be the future of health care in New Zealand.

Women of Influence

Spreading a love of knowledge

Work hard and never give up - look at the next mountain, advises Dame Wendy Pye.

Dame Wendy Pye is the founder of one of the world's most successful education export companies.

A woman's voice in science

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Gibbs said technology was an extraordinary gift, and much good had come from it.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

farming

Farmers to 'make losses' - English

Finance Minister Bill English says all dairy farms may operate at a loss after Fonterra's updated forecast on Friday

English surprised how far milk prices fell overnight and says all dairy farmers may soon be operating at a loss.

Low dairy prices 'new normal'

OPINION: For farmers, the low dairy prices may be just the beginning of a whole new normal.

Pollution from Fonterra's Edgecumbe plant in the Rangitaiki River in March.

Environment judge blasts Fonterra

Co-op fined $174,150 and labelled a "laggard" when it should be an industry leader.

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