Police chief defends raid on TV host

The police search at the home of Heather du Plessis-Allan, co-host of TV3's Story with Duncan Garner, has come under fire.

4:25 PM  An ex-judge earlier slammed the search, saying journalists act as the "eyes and ears" of the public.

Person hit by train

Trains are stopped on Auckland's western line in Henderson.

18 min ago  A person has been hit by a train in West Auckland this afternoon.

Missing man's body found

Family members and Police searched for the missing man before his body washed ashore two weeks later.

4:29 PM  The body of a crab fisher feared drowned off a Northland beach is believed to have been found.

Bomb threat bank robber

Police are looking for this man who robbed the Pt Chevalier Kiwibank on Friday November 27.

3:59 PM  A man robbed a bank in Auckland by threatening tellers he had a bomb in his bag.

EQC happy with progress

EQC chief executive Maarten Wevers said the commission followed a very careful process for assessing and reducing its claims liabilities.

3:09 PM  Auditor-General's report shows organisation is doing well, but it knows more work is needed.

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Fined for cow tail breaking

A Stratford farmer has been fined after pleading guilty to breaking the tails of 157 cows in his dairy herd.

1 min ago  A top Taranaki farmer has been sentenced for breaking the tails of 157 cows in his dairy herd.

Inquiry into sword attack accused's care

5 min ago  The inquiry into the Mason Clinic will report to the the ministry's director of mental health.

Judge praises drink-driver's 'courage'

Tent sex assault charge dismissed


ACC: Cut Kiwis' bill

Petrol levies will not change.

Don't use your car much? You stand to gain the most from ACC levy reductions.

Brownlee's top five insults

Treasury called "dopey"? They got off lightly...

Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem says the OIA is not broken.

Media make CEOs 'gun shy'

Dame Beverley Wakem has turned the spotlight back on the media over official information requests.


Auckland man accused of indecent assault

A man faced nine charges of indecent assault when he appeared in the Auckland District Court.

A 52-year-old man has been accused of assaulting girls in Auckland.

Parents ditch modern classrooms

Schools are loving big open classrooms but parents aren't so convinced.

Glendowie College students Robert Rewcastle, Andrew Mittens, Matthew Collinson, Bayley Wynyard and Matthew Day have built their own automated attendance system.

Students make more time for study

A streamlined attendance system invented by a team of Auckland secondary school students means they can make the most of their study time.


Inquiry into sword attack accused's care

Manjit Singh was under the care of the Mason Clinic, which is now being investigated.

6 min ago  The inquiry into the Mason Clinic will report to the the ministry's director of mental health.

Honeymoon cancer patient out of hospital

3:59 PM  Matt Fontanesi says he feels free after ditching his hospital bed and going outside.

A potentially life-saving treatment for melanoma has been shelved by Pharmac.

Melanoma drug rejected

4:07 PM  Pharmac has decided not to fund a "promising" melanoma drug.

Women of Influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

2015 winners

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.


Fonterra punishment a breach

Fonterra bought the Studholme factory when New Zealand Dairies went bust and then paid the farmers that had supplied it less for their milk.

Fonterra was wrong to put 20 South Canterbury farmers on less attractive contracts, High Court says.

Wild pigs feast on prime lamb

Hunters breeding and releasing pigs on a remote North Taranaki station are threatening farmers' livelihoods.

One of the cheeses Fonterra will manufacture in Australia.

Fonterra says cheese- for $141m

3:54 PM  Fonterra invests $141m in Australian factory to produce parmesan, gouda and mozzarella.

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