DETECTOR DOG: Lilly the beagle.

Snake, lizards found in mail

An attempt to smuggle live reptiles into New Zealand has been sniffed out by a crafty beagle named Lilly.

'They found my girl'

9 min ago Faizal Kalim says he "failed" his daughter Jojo, whose body was found with her mother six years after they vanished.

75,000 fireplaces at risk

12:17pm Tens of thousands of fireplaces could be snuffed out in Auckland within four years, under a new anti-pollution bylaw.

Woman accused of illness scam

1:34pm Auckland woman allegedly faked terminal illness to get donations.

Drinking and driving at 140kmh

12:55pm Teenager drove drunk at high speed before being fatally thrown from her car as it flipped into a paddock.

Huntly murder accused named

Peter Pomare Hepi Name suppression lifted for eighteen-year-old father of two charged with the murder of a Huntly man.

Facebook page nabs teen

A teenage shop lifter has been arrested in Otorohanga thanks to a police Facebook page and help from the public.

Further remand for alleged driver

Man hit by car at boat ramp

Live: Speech from the throne

Beehive Ceremonies have kicked off for the State Opening of Parliament.

'Bad boy' now assistant Speaker

Trevor Mallard, who has a reputation as one Parliament's worst-behaved MPs, was elected unanimously.

Gruesome overtones subdue

Robertson's risk with Ardern

A new Parliament begins

Job fairs across the Tasman, tax cuts and helping first home buyers are part of the Government's priorities for its next term.

Is a degree in NZ worth it?

university graduates Does getting a degree in NZ set you up for the job market or is it more debt than it's worth?

Student unions slam fees rise

Universities across New Zealand are tipped to again raise fees by 4 per cent.

School rules tip of hair-berg

Wintec faces fine for accident

Go bankrupt, avoid student loans

Increasing numbers of Kiwis are going bankrupt overseas, allowing them to avoid repaying their student loan.

Let's talk toilet talk

Toilet doors I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk and nobody has time for that.

Call to help Maddy walk

Life-changing surgery means Maddy Dorrington can live life on two legs instead of two wheels.

No mercy on insurance

Died for her beliefs

Hospital uses poo transplants

Donating a liver or kidney is no longer the ultimate gift - now you can give your faeces.

Union supports closures

Roger Middlemass Meatworkers' union comes out in support of possible plant closures, even if that means some of its members lose jobs.

Low water table worries

A good spell of rain is needed in the Waikato to help refill water tables on drystock farms that dried up during the droughts.

Honey smugglers busted at airport

Dairy NZ backs Aoraki

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

A vineyard manager who will bring home three rare, ferocious predators is excited but a little overwhelmed.