One dead in shooting

Police cordoned off Otepuni Ave in Invercargill after a suspected double shooting.

14 min ago  Two people shot on Tuesday night in Invercargill, as neighbours report seeing a man "up to no good".

Body found in bush

Thames

5:56 AM  A hunter alerted police after stumbling across a body near the Coromandel town of Thames.

Trapped in wreckage

The crash is at the intersection of Cross Rd and Cameron Rd.

11 min ago  At least one person is trapped in a car after a crash in Waikato.

Parole denied for Crook

Kelly Leigh Crook was jailed for her role in the murder of Matt Stevens, which she helped attempt to cover up by faking ...

Kelly Leigh Crook lured a man to a deadly ambush then tried to cover up murder by faking a car crash scene.

WWII vets in pension fight

Wally te Ua and his fellow Vietnam veterans, who took their battle over pensions to court.

More than 70 years since the end of the conflict, some veterans are still having to fight.

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A hull lot of history

Maritime archeologist Kurt Bennett will create a 3D image of the Edwin Fox's mid-section.

One of the world's oldest ships is to travel overseas once again but this time without getting wet.

Sticks and loans break bones

Walking sticks need checked regular, says Access Mobility store manager Bill McElhinney.

Walking stick users are being encouraged to bring their canes in for a crucial warrant of fitness.

Kiwi climbers die in Fiordland

The pair were roped together traversing a "climber's Mecca" when a fall cost them their lives.

The pair were roped together traversing a "climber's Mecca" when a fall cost them their lives.

Motorcyclist seriously injured

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car in Hei Hei, Christchurch, on Tuesday evening.

The rider suffered head injuries and broken bones in the crash.

White crosses for those who fell on Anzac Day

On Friday RSA member Allen Orum and Anzac Day coordinator Ross James and Jenny James laid out the Field of Remembrance ...

Every Kaikoura person who died in World War I was remembered with white crosses on Anzac Day.

Navy strengthens ties to town

Every year the New Zealand Navy plays a large role in Napier's Art Deco Weekend festivities after leading the recovery ...

The role of the navy in the recovery work in two of New Zealand's largest earthquakes have deepened naval ties in the towns.

I just want to go home says elderly Kaikoura woman

Amberley Rest Home manager Tracey Dimmock-Rump and 83-year-old Celia Wigmore, who has been without a place to call home ...

After being injured and shipped out after the Kaikoura earthquake finding a place to call home again has been hard for this 83-year-old.

The military child

Military families should take the chance Anzac Day presents to give themselves a pat on the back.

COLD COFFEE: As part of a military family, I see first-hand the effects our lifestyle has on family.

Fire causes 'substantial damage'

Fire fighters are battling a blaze at a rural house near Warkworth, north of Auckland.

Occupants of the burning house - near Warkworth, north of Auckland - fled and are safe.

11 years jail for Kiwi in Borneo

Kiwi citizen Gregory John Harland-White has been sentenced to 11 years jail in Borneo after being found in possession of ...

Kiwi man sentenced for methamphetamine possession also thought to be the same man who robbed an Aussie bank dressed as Santa.

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11 years jail for Kiwi in Borneo

Kiwi citizen Gregory John Harland-White has been sentenced to 11 years jail in Borneo after being found in possession of ...

Kiwi man sentenced for methamphetamine possession also thought to be the same man who robbed an Aussie bank dressed as Santa.

Assault not 'the Samoan way'

Father who beat son after call from teacher accepts it was "not just discipline".

Pak 'n Save's unusual policy

Stolen war medals come home

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A hull lot of history

Maritime archeologist Kurt Bennett will create a 3D image of the Edwin Fox's mid-section.

One of the world's oldest ships is to travel overseas once again but this time without getting wet.

'The supreme sacrifice'

Australian Army veteran Betty Binnie gets her two remounted medals pinned to her chest by RAAF Squadron Leader Marcus Watson.

Rocked to the core in recent years by earthquakes, the people of Ward stand strong to remember the fallen this Anzac day.

Nokia House: in or out?

Nokia House on Manners St was one of the buildings deemed to need more checks after the Kaikoura earthquake.

Tenants, engineers and landlords have "differences in opinion" over occupancy of high-rise office building post quake.

Borer, leaks plague capital homes

An investigation of Wellington's housing stock has found earthquake concerns in 60 per cent of 100 inspected homes.

Infestations and poor weather proofing raise earthquake concerns in inquiry into city housing stock.

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Manji questions Brownlee move video

Ilam candidate Raf Manji finds it hard to see how incumbent Gerry Brownlee can remain an effective local MP while ...

The first shots of an electoral showdown in Christchurch have been fired.

Migration changes "marginal"

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse unveiled proposals to help "control the numbers" of new migrants coming into New ...

Proposed changes to immigration settings tipped to have little or no impact on medium term arrivals.

Smith's 'small reduction in responsibilities'

Nick Smith says he does not feel sidelined despite losing out in the latest cabinet reshuffle.

Nick Smith says he does not feel sidelined despite losing out in the cabinet reshuffle.

Fire-fighting fit on all fronts

Damage to the Christchurch Adventure Park from last month's widespread Port Hills fire.

OPINION: The unified Fire and Emergency Management service will be flexible enough to cope with the risks and needs of different communities.

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Cuts claim uni stalwart

Geoff Lealand has been a lecturer in the Screen and Media Studies department at the university for 25 years.

Quarter-century tenure ends for Screen and Media Studies lecturer Geoff Lealand.

Young Kiwis won't seek help

Youthline chief executive Stephen Bell.

Young people would rather consult the internet for answers to sex and mental health, than family, friends or support group.

$3.6m to save polytech

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith said he was committed to the future provision of ...

Government loan buys time for West Coast polytechnic under investigation.

Parents party at fundraiser for playground

A good time was had by all at Takapuna Primary School's FUNdraising party.

A fundraising party has helped slide some funds toward a new playground for Takapuna Primary School on Auckland's North Shore.

health

Med schools' anti-Waikato campaign

Waikato University Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley, left, and Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr ...

​Auckland and Otago medical school ran a covert campaign against planned Waikato school.

Super's done, now for healthcare

The public health system is unsustainable unless more people met their own costs, insurers say.

A health insurance lobby group says health costs, like super, need to be addressed.

Young Kiwis won't seek help

Youthline chief executive Stephen Bell.

Young people would rather consult the internet for answers to sex and mental health, than family, friends or support group.

Heart of Darkness video

Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett photographed during a rescue from a bombed building.

Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett has spent seven years working in countries ravaged by war, drought and famine. Tired of being an observer, it was simply her time to help, she tells Bess Manson.

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Women of Influence: Enter now

2016 Women of Influence supreme winner Helen Robinson accepts her award from 2015 supreme winner Joan Withers.

Entries and nominations for the 2017 Women of Influence Awards open from April 11 to May 28.

About the awards

The New Zealand Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life.

Thanks to our partners

the 2016 Women of Influence winners.

Meet the organisations that make the awards possible.

Meet our alumni

Dame Therese Walsh helped deliver a flawless Rugby World Cup 2011.

Meet our alumni of amazing winners and finalists from 2013 - 2016.

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Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

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OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Beef and lamb help iron stores

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Rural recycling on the rise

Rural ground spray contractor Rick Coplestone has joined the AgRecovery programme, helping farmers recycle plastic ...

Farmers are taking advantage of a free agri-chemical recycling scheme.

Farmers 'willing' to improve

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    Mead has gone mainstream

    Mac's Love Buzz mead is available until mid-August.

    One of the world's oldest styles of alcohol is offering a taste of something new.

    Fire causes 'substantial damage'

    Fire fighters are battling a blaze at a rural house near Warkworth, north of Auckland.

    Occupants of the burning house - near Warkworth, north of Auckland - fled and are safe.

    Fatal Northland crash

    The crash occurred on Kapiro Road, north of Kerikeri.

    A crash involving a car and a motorbike in Kerikeri has left one person dead.

    'Phantom' to remain jailed

    Loizos Michaels, pictured before being sent to prison. He has been decline parole twice.

    A conman who calls himself 'The Phantom' and once duped Jonah Lomu has been denied parole.

    Wellington

    Services draws thousands video

    Willie Apiata greets a soldier with a hongi during the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War ...

    Thousands stood in silence in remembrance of those who have fought under the Anzac banner.

    Tackling pre-loading

    Police on Wellington's Blair St. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen streets on weekend nights to traffic ...

    Plans are afoot to close Courtenay Place party zone to traffic from 10pm at weekends.

    Missing hunter found

    Search and rescue operation on Mt Taranaki.

    A search team airlifted the 62-year-old man unharmed from the Kaweka Ranges.

    Crook denied parole 

    Kelly Leigh Crook was jailed for her role in the murder of Matt Stevens, which she helped attempt to cover up by faking ...

    Kelly Leigh Crook lured a man to a deadly ambush then attempted to cover up murder by faking a car crash scene.

    Canterbury

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    High rents, road works, more competition and lack of patrons add up to heap of financial trouble for some Christchurch hospitality outlets.

    Waiting for progress

    A large piece of land on the corner of Selwyn St and Rosewarne St is yet to be redeveloped, however a resource consent ...

    For lease signs and graffiti line the windows of new shopfronts along Selwyn St.

    One dead in shooting

    Police cordoned off Otepuni Ave in Invercargill after a shooting incident.

    Two people shot on Tuesday night in Invercargill, as neighbours report seeing a man "up to no good".

    Motorcyclist seriously injured

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car in Hei Hei, Christchurch, on Tuesday evening.

    The rider suffered head injuries and broken bones in the crash.

    Waikato

    Mead has gone mainstream

    Mac's Love Buzz mead is available until mid-August.

    One of the world's oldest styles of alcohol is offering a taste of something new.

    Trapped in wreckage

    The crash is at the intersection of Cross Rd and Cameron Rd.

    At least one person is trapped in a car after a crash in Waikato.

    Body found in bush

    Thames

    A hunter alerted police to the grim find just after 1pm on Anzac Day.

    Stolen war medals come home

    Sam Healy and daughter Jorji, 9, are reunited with their family's war medals.

    A year ago thieves stole Sam Healy's grandfather's war medals. On Anzac Day eve, she got them back.

    Taranaki

    Former farming flatmates face off

    James Lawn (right) came out on top of the Young Farmer regional competition.

    Former flatmates to battle it out in the national Young Farmer of the Year competition.

    Anzac Day in Waitara

    The Anzac Day Parade in Waitara before the civic service.

    The weather was perfect for the Anzac Day services held around the mountain on Tuesday.

    Teen to take on snooker's best

    New Plymouth's Mario Hildred, 16, in preparing to take on the world's best in China later this year.

    "Obviously I feel a lot of pressure when I get a high break to keep going to get more."

    Missing Taranaki man

    Jared Shaun McLean has not been heard from since Saturday.

    "We all are actually worried, it's just unlike him to do this."

    Manawatu

    Gorge could be closed for weeks

    About 3,500 cubic metres of earth is blocking the Woodville end of State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge.

    Manawatu Gorge set for another long closure after two slips block lanes.

    Woman badly hurt

    Police are at the scene of a crash in Dannevirke, where a motorcycle hit an elderly woman.

    An elderly woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a motorcycle in Dannevirke.

    Child basher in denial

    Peter Ross Moran wants to live near a child whose brain he damaged.

    He caused his victim's brain to become "watery mush", but still denies doing anything wrong.

    Smoke and coffee to start the day video

    Vietnam War vet Alby Armstrong gets ready for the dawn service in Palmerston North.

    Alby Armstrong thinks about other soldiers when he's at a dawn service.

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Markus Erdmann and Vivian Escorsin are part of the entrepreneur group ...

    Business group says Nelson has potential to become "start-up hub of New Zealand".

    Doctor's costly error

    Kenneth Michael Wolnak has admitted careless driving causing death and injury.

    Heart surgeon ordered to pay $165,000 for causing two deaths in a horrific Nelson crash.

    Flowers revive wartime memories

    World War II veteran Allan Carson holds poppies from Flanders Fields in Belgium, brought back from a visit there in ...

    A Nelson man's souvenir from a WW1 battlefield stirs up two generations of memories.

    New life for Anzac solider's Rolex

    Joel Whitwell of Benjamin Black Goldsmiths and Jackie Cook with a World War I era Rolex watch. Cook asked the Goldsmiths ...

    Harold Williams left a wartime watch to his family, now they have given it new life.

    Marlborough

    First building uncovered?

    Archaeologist Reg Nichol with a doll's leg and blue, enamel cup he found during excavations for Blenheim's new riverside ...

    An archaeologist has found the burned remains of what could be Blenheim's first building, a gin palace and general store.

    Things you do for love

    Air Kaikoura Aero Club, pictured with its training plane near Mt Fyffe, supplied a service between Kaikoura and Clarence ...

    'An earthquake hasn't stopped me' 

    Race numbers swell

    Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw among the vines, in Marlborough.

    The earthquake and closure of SH1 couldn't trip up Marlborough's biggest running race, which has seen a surge in numbers.

    I just want to go home says

    Amberley Rest Home manager Tracey Dimmock-Rump and 83-year-old Celia Wigmore, who has been without a place to call home ...

    Injured and shipped out after the earthquake, finding a place to call home has been hard for this 83-year-old.

    South Canterbury

    Honouring sacrifice

    War veterans march on Memorial Ave towards the cenotaph at the Anzac Dawn Service in Timaru.

    A crowd of a few hundred stood at the cenotaph in Timaru to commemorate Anzac Day.

    Raising awareness 

    Volunteer firefighter and former NZ Army infantryman  Maaka Mckinney is escorted into Timaru from Waimate by Timaru ...

    Maaka McKinney is raising awareness for depression among first responders.

    New book on war hero

    Tom O'Connor has published a book on Waimate war hero Eric Batchelor.

    The life of one of New Zealand's most decorated soldiers has been detailed in new book.

    Man killed in crash

    A man is dead after a crash on Freehold Creek Bridge at Lake Ohau.

    One person has died after a single-vehicle crash on a bridge in the Waitaki District.

    Southland

    50-year-old receipt returned

    Sue Samson with the 50-year-old receipt left in the Winton Night 'n Day store on April 6.

    They'd kept their honeymoon receipt for five decades. So when a shopkeeper found it, she knew she had to return it.

    'Two shot' in city

    Police cordoned off Otepuni Ave in Invercargill after a shooting incident.

    Police indicate two people have been shot and one person is in custody following an armed incident in Invercargill.

    Kiwi climbers die in Fiordland

    The pair were roped together traversing a "climber's Mecca" when a fall cost them their lives.

    The pair were roped together traversing a "climber's Mecca" when a fall cost them their lives.

    Nasa balloon seen from Chch

    Ashley Marles managed to photography the balloon with his own observatory.

    That "bright stationary object" is headed for outer space - with an Anzac poppy in tow.

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