Loyal dog stays with dying master

NZ poet Max Richards, pictured a week before he died crossing the road.

5:00 AM  Renowned Kiwi poet dies after being struck by car in the United States.

Sudden death at student hall

Police are at the scene of a sudden death in Christchurch.

University of Canterbury mourning the death of female student at hall of residence.

Top cop crashes and burns

Rotorua area commander Inspector Bruce Horne would not comment on the incident.

5:00 AM  Police inspector takes his own force to court to fight an infringement notice for crashing a police car.

End education snobbery video

More and more of our young people are doing tertiary study, but is it worth it? Nigel Latta investigates.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Kiwis are snobs when it comes to jobs, and that needs to change.

Kiwis almost denied their gold

Ashley Bach and Michael Cornell are now the joint pair winners of the World Bridge Games, despite a scoring glitch that ...

5:00 AM  "We're champions of the world. It's more than we ever dreamed of."

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Health insurance - yes or no?

The financial decision to have health insurance can be a hard one.

If you DIY instead of using health insurance in retirement, you should set aside at least $30,000.

Lethal cargo stranded off NZ coast

MV Molat, a cargo ship carrying 23,000 tonnes of palm kernel extract, has been barred by biosecurity authorities from ...

A 23,000 tonne shipment of palm kernel floating off NZ's coast is barred as it has likely come from plantations linked to deforestation.

If only the dead could talk

Sensing Murder psychics Kelvin Cruickshank and Deb Webber were called in to help with the case of missing Wellington ...

Hit TV show Sensing Murder is making return. But do the psychics help or hinder grieving families looking for answers?

Illegal streams taken down

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker and Russia's Alexander Dimitrenko at the weigh in earlier this week.

Duco Events are cracking down on illegal live-streams of the Joseph Parker fight.

Politicians must put their mouth where their money is

Brent Barrett says he is spending $17,000 on his election campaign, most from his own pocket or raised by the local ...

OPINION: Political candidates should be required to disclose donors before the election – it's too late once the polls have closed.

Auckland fire doused

A fire investigator will determine the cause of the blaze.

One person suffered minor burns in the blaze.

Police car in four-vehicle smash

Traffic on SH1 was blocked for more than an hour as the road was cleared.

A patrol car on an emergency call out was caught up in a four-car smash of its own.

Two win $500,000

Lotto is off to a winning start in October.

Two Lotto winners have scooped $500,000 each in Saturday's live draw.

The elephant in the courtroom

Animal rights' groups have criticised the acceptance of an elephant as a gift from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka wants to bestow Nandi the elephant to New Zealand. It's causing a jumbo row.

Man's death 'suspicious'

Police are treating the death of a man in Hunua as suspicious.

Police are guarding the scene of a home where a man in his 20s has been found dead.

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Man's death 'suspicious'

Police are treating the death of a man in Hunua as suspicious.

Police are guarding the scene of a home where a man in his 20s has been found dead.

Cops hunt Cinderella firebugs

It's west Auckland's very own Cinderella story. But this time, Cinders is an arsonist.

Assault could have ended in death video

'It's basically our livestock'

politics

A kick in the guts for youth video

What bright futures will these students look forward to? Six figures salaries, a huge retirement scheme and a free-hold ...

Older generations have reaped rewards, now the Government want to saddle Gen Y and Zers with even more debt.

Time to change donor rules?

Hutt City Council candidate Mark Leicester fought for transparency at the State Services Commission. Now he wants to ...

Some politicians say they’re too busy to disclose who’s bankrolling their campaigns; others plead memory fade like Lt Colonel Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal.

Let's improve policy debate

David Seymour: New Zealand's housing policies could spell trouble in the long term, but short term create economic ...

OPINION: Kiwis have led the way in innovative public policy, let's not allow our standards to drop now.

Uncomfortable secrets of past

Massey University is named after a prime minister whose views on race sit uncomfortably with 21st century New Zealand.

Opinion: Revelations of racist attitudes by a former prime minister are an example of awkward truths everyone should know about.

education

Student's sex boast goes sour

Alex Winiata's profile in the Nexus magazine - issue number 22, volume 48.

He bragged about his sexual prowess to get votes, but that didn't impress many.

Student loans wiped by bankruptcy

NZ Union of Students' Associations president Linsey Higgins, left, says graduates abroad are struggling with ...

Millions of dollars in student debt is being erased by overseas graduates seeking bankruptcy.

Plumber, florist, auto-technician? video

Phoebe Coers, 20, hadn't met other female plumbers before the WorldSkills national competition.

Phoebe Coers​ wanted to be a mountain biker when she was little. Now she's an apprentice plumber.

Massey racism debate rages

A portrait of William Ferguson Massey, hanging at the Manawatu university campus.

Heated debate erupts at university, in light of white-supremacist comments by the historic PM it's named for.

health

Pill prescribing doctor 'fairly' sacked

Lynda Emmerson has been involved in a dispute with the Northland District Health Board for more than a year.

She supplied drugs including morphine to her partner, who later admitted to using P.

'This disease has hurt my kids'

It takes a lot of courage for a parent to admit they are damaging their children, says Graeme Watson of the Familial Trust.

Two men talk about surviving addiction to help others.

Meth house contents exposed

Household items contaminated with P were left on the front lawn of a Housing New Zealand property in Wainuiomata.

Kids were playing among a pile of rubbish dumped on a lawn outside a contaminated house, locals say.

Diagnostic system to improve in Qtown

09092015 News. Photo: John Edens/FAIRFAX NZ. Lakes District Hospital in Frankton, Queenstown.

Diagnostic tools of Lakes District Hospital will be improved with a CT scanner.

women of influence

Women of Influence: The finalists

The winners of the 2015 Women of Influence awards.

​The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2016 have been announced.

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?

Women of Influence: Pip Greenwood

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood says although there's a long way to go, it's exciting times ahead for women in ...

2015 finalist, Pip Greenwood, is a passionate advocate for workplace/boardroom diversity and equality.

Why should women be recognised? video

Karyn Thompson, Narelle Ngaluafe (for Parris Goebel), Vicky Robertson, Linda Jenkinson, Victoria Spackman, Joan Withers, ...

While more women are taking up leadership roles, there is still a long way for equality to be achieved in NZ.

farming

'It's basically our livestock'

Beehive thefts are making life tough for beekeepers who say police have little to no interest in the matter.

Hives worth thousands each are being stolen, with beekeepers and honey buyers the ones suffering.

Bee in-breeding a problem

Dunedin-based AbacusBio consultancy PhD research student Gertje Petersen.

Bee in-breeding from disease has spurred research into increasing the gene pool.

Meat earnings potential missed

Will Wilson says realities have to be faced.

Red meat and fibre farmers told it's time they woke up to their potential and stopped blaming others.

Stressful bull sale ends in bliss

Shrimpton's Hill owners Liz and John McKerchar flank PGG Wrightson  livestock genetics rep Callum Dunnett.

 Nervous jitters were forgotten by the McKerchar family at the end of their bull sale.

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