Sue Moroney to step down as MP

Hamilton-based Labour MP Sue Moroney will stand down in September.

3:44 PM  Moroney won't seek re-election in September.

Keeping Wellington's trains on track video

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2:37 PM  Making sure the Wellington region's trains are where they need to be is now a 24/7 job.

Cow shot in Catlins

Police have urged anyone being offered cheap steaks to come forward. (FILE PHOTO)

3:32 PM  Anyone offered cheap steaks should contact cops after a cow was shot and butchered in the Catlins.

Security guard drops burglar

"Stealing from hospice is pretty low," says Insite Security's Chris Martin.

A rugby league-loving security guard made the perfect tackle to bring down a burglar armed with a crowbar.

Child critical after Auckland crash

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter is at the site of a serious two-car crash in Waiuku.

Head-on collision leaves three people, including a young boy, trapped in two cars.

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From 'Fats' to fighting fit video

Fats Moke is a big man with a gang history who has worked with Dr Tom Mulholland to get his diabetes under control.

After a shock diabetes diagnosis, former mobster "Fats" Moke is fighting back against losing his legs.

Masterclass in 'celebrating' fallen teacher's life

It's believed swimmer Leslie Gelberger was run-over by a boat in Auckland harbour.

Emotional scenes as family and friends say goodbye to Leslie Gelberger at the high school he taught at.

Tourism spend strong, considering

Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston says the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation ...

International, domestic tourism spend holds up in post-quake market.

Bringing Beau home

Beau St George, his fiancee Herminie Gouard and their daughter, Joan. Beau tragically lost his life following a car ...

Nearly $30,000 has been raised to help bring Kiwi dad's body home after tragic crash in France.

Dive squad to search for car

Police say they received a call at 4.50pm about a car entering the Buller River.

Car seen plunging into Buller River and a dog found "in shock", but where's the driver?

Coming in to land ... on SH1

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

Cars can't use this part of State Highway 1, but Kaikoura aero club wants to use it for planes.

'Favoured route' for expressway

The favoured corridor to link Hamilton and Tauranga is between Karapiro Road and the SH1/29 intersection, and alongside ...

Upgrade of Hamilton-Tauranga road could drastically cut the number of deaths and serious injury crashes, NZTA says.

Back to school for Andrew Little

Labour Party leader Andrew Little will be stepping out from the comfort of Parliament to do admin at Island Bay School.

Labour Leader to take on his wife's job for a day and run the admin office at a Wellington school.

Migrant worker firm broke law

Five Filipino glaziers were pressured to sign a "bond document" requiring them to pay their employer if they left the ...

One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign a "bond" to pay $5000 if they quit.

Nurse opposition delays health hub

Marlborough Primary Health Organisation chief executive Beth Tester admires the new interior of the health hub in 2015. ...

A final list of tenants for the new section of Blenheim's health hub could be months away.

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crime

Caught in the act

Staff at The Collective at The Colombo are sick of thieves targeting their store.

But why are so few shoplifters getting prosecuted by police?

Ram-raid attempt to steal cigarettes

A stolen ute was used to ram into a BP station in an attempt to steal cigarettes

'Obnoxious' actions over rape

Security issues at military base

nz earthquake

Coming in to land ... on SH1

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

Cars can't use this part of State Highway 1, but Kaikoura aero club wants to use it for planes.

The $500m quake bill

Road damage and closures was one of the big costs from the Kaikoura earthquakes.

The November earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

Funding for highway fix

A slip over State Highway 1 following the November 14 earthquake.

Quake-damaged highway between Picton and Christchurch to get $812m Budget boost, government confirms.

politics

Put 'NZ Inc' first on tax

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveiled the Trump administration's long-awaited tax reform proposal on Thursday.

US president's plans show tax competition among countries is alive and well, expert says.

Good news, the Government is spending up big

We have neglected infrastructure such as roads and rail for decades, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

We ignored infrastructure investment for three decades, and the past is catching up with us, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

When free speech meets Anzac Day

Alison Mau: "I love the way we've remembered about Anzac Day. I love what it means to us. I don't like the way it's ...

OPINION: A young boy's outrage on our most sacred day of remembrance gets Alison Mau thinking about free speech.

Damien Grant: My chemical romance

By banning codeine, the Government, is going to force people to endure unnecessary pain in order to protect someone who ...

Opinion: Codeine is going to be restricted here despite the entire population at some stage. The stupidity is incomprehensible.

education

Kura kaupapa kids top NCEA exams

Year 13 students Ngamoka Rota, 18, head boy Matawhaiti Nepe-Pohatu, 17, and Taamia Rapana, 17, were among the students ...

They were students that seemed destined to fail. But they traded the poi for a pen and aced their exams.

Ghost school to be demolished

The school has been unused for 13 years and will now be demolished - even derelict pool will go.

For 13 years it sat empty and derelict. Now, the school - with a rateable value of $2.54m - is going.

Forsyth says goodbye to Monrad

Monrad Intermediate School principal John Forsyth retired at the end of term 1 after 25 years at the helm.

Departing Monrad principal John Forsyth has left a positive influence on many young lives.

Resistance fighter just 'doing what I had to do'.

Dora Suuring was a Dutch Resistance fighter during WWII.

 Dutch resistance fighter Dora Suuring used her chemistry skills to forge documents that would save scores of Jewish lives, writes Bess Manson.

health

Nurse opposition delays health hub

Marlborough Primary Health Organisation chief executive Beth Tester admires the new interior of the health hub in 2015. ...

A final list of tenants for the new section of Blenheim's health hub could be months away.

Heartfelt plea at Hope Walk

People came from all over the Waikato dressed in yellow for the Hope Walk - a movement to bring greater awareness to the ...

Chris's ex-husband committed suicide in 2012 - just like his father, uncles and brother. She's seen the fallout, and she wants it to stop.

Coma patients medical guinea pigs

Jules Wilson, 32, was in a coma for two and half weeks after a car accident more than a decade ago. She believes doctors ...

Doctors can legally experiment on adult coma patients in NZ without their consent if it's in their "best interest".

Pooing wrong can kill you

Stuff reporter Craig Hoyle is a firm convert after discovering the health benefits of using a squatty potty.

The King of Pop died straining on the toilet - and you could too, if you're not careful.

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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.

farming

Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: The Government should start an initiative to promote New Zealanders as potentially the healthiest people in the world.

New hope for lonely farmers

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

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    Auckland

    Masterclass in 'celebrating' fallen teacher's life

    It's believed swimmer Leslie Gelberger was run-over by a boat in Auckland harbour.

    Emotional scenes as family and friends say goodbye to Leslie Gelberger at the high school he taught at.

    Advantage Auckland City in final

    Joao Moreira celebrates his second goal.

    Auckland City will take a 3-0 advantage over Team Wellington into the second leg of the OFC Champions League final.

    How about an underwater stadium?

    An artist's impression of a possible underground stadium in Auckland.

    A designer says another crater would fit right in on Auckland's waterfront.

    Security guard drops burglar

    "Stealing from hospice is pretty low," says Insite Security's Chris Martin.

    A rugby league-loving security guard made the perfect tackle to bring down a burglar armed with a crowbar.

    Wellington

    From 'Fats' to fighting fit video

    Fats Moke is a big man with a gang history who has worked with Dr Tom Mulholland to get his diabetes under control.

    After a shock diagnosis, former mobster 'Fats' Moke is fighting back against losing his legs.

    Big bill from toxic sites

    Contaminated Te Mome Stream - or Dead Man's Arm to locals - has priority status for a clean-up.

    Taxpayers to foot the bill for more than 60 toxic sites across NZ that still require funding.

    Back to school for Andrew Little

    Labour Party leader Andrew Little will be stepping out from the comfort of Parliament to do admin at Island Bay School.

    Labour Leader to take on his wife's job and run the admin office at a Wellington school.

    Wine ... and eggs?

    Winemaker Tony Bish imported an oak egg from France which will be used to make chardonnay.

    An unlikely combination of wine and eggs is taking wine innovation to another level.

    Canterbury

    Thieves target high-end shops

    Staff at The Collective at The Colombo are sick of thieves targeting their store.

    Chch's The Collective hit three times in a week, with one thief taking jacket off a mannequin.

    Car plunge mystery

    Police say they received a call at 4.50pm about a car entering the Buller River.

    A dog escaped, but the driver is yet to be found after car crashed into the Buller River.

    Snow to hit Port Hills?

    Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel battles an umbrella in the wind on Sunday.

    Worst of the chilly gales and rain will hit about 6pm - and snow could settle on the hills.

    Coming in to land ... on SH1

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

    Cars cannot drive on it, so the Kaikoura aero club wants to use it for planes.

    Waikato

    Architectural wonders revealed

    The new law and management building at Waikato University was designed by Opus Architecture.

    A lot of well known Waikato and Bay of Plenty buildings - and spaces - have earned accolades.

    It's our turn to fix this

    A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University  seeks to train GPs to fill a critical ...

    OPINION: The old boys have failed to fix New Zealand's doctor shortage, now it's our turn.

    Join the fight for our med school

    Waikato University vice-chancellor Professor Neil Quigley and Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray.

    A proposed medical school in the Waikato has the Government interested.

    Ref raids accounts

    050711 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Cheque/ cheque book. Money. Bank.

    Colleagues blew the whistle on referee who swiped $13K and a video camera.

    Taranaki

    Campbell Lane opens

    South Taranaki District mayor Ross Dunlop officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    New development in Hawera gets the thumbs-up from residents.

    Crowds at health expo

    There was a vast array of products and services available.

    Health and wellness expo in New Plymouth boomed.

    Faith in the future

    Taranaki Cathedral of St Mary's, Bishop Philip Richardson, centre, blesses Dean of St Mary's Very Reverend Peter Beck as ...

    New Zealand's oldest church is being strengthened and it's about more than bricks and mortar.

    Mail delays irk posties

    Postal Workers Union's Southern District president John Maynard said they want New Zealand Post investigated for serious ...

    Reaction to a story on 'snail mail' was not new news to posties.

    Manawatu

    A look inside the stricken gorge video

    The two slips are around two kilometres apart and it will take weeks for the road through the gorge to reopen.

    The road through the Manawatu Gorge will be closed for weeks - and here's why.

    Cyber act in action

    The Harmful Digitial Communications Act was passed in July 2015.

    Act helps as more than 20 people prosecuted for posting harmful content online.

    Ram-raid attempt to steal cigarettes

    The Feilding BP on Kimbolton Rd was ram-raided.

    A stolen ute was used to ram into a BP station in an attempt to steal cigarettes

    NZDF civilians take strike action

    Civilian employees of NZDF are on strike about pay.

    Union accuses the Defence Force of intimidation after strike action.

    Nelson

    Not a house, it's a croquet shelter

    Athol Turner has a few home comforts at the Hinemoa Croquet Club shelter, including coffee and a biography of Alec Guiness.

    As the Nelson City Council looks to implement a new law banning sleeping in the city we meet a man who has made a croquet club his home.

    Housing crisis help?

    David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

    A Nelson man built a home on his property for his mentally-ill son. Could this solve our housing issues?

    Guilty of murder

    Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

    A man who choked a Nelson man to death during a random street attack in Cairns has been found guilty of murder.

    Taking a leaf out of the future video

    Nelson Mail Journalist Tim O'Connell with the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle(EV) that the Nelson Mail has had on loan from ...

    Tim O'Connell shares the thrills, trials and tribulations of driving an electric vehicle.

    Marlborough

    Meat pies and babies

    Blenheim-raised comedian Tony Lyall is performing his new show Happy Hour at the NZ International Comedy Festival next week.

     Blenheim-raised comedian Tony Lyall's new show is about the things, big and small, that put a smile on people's faces.

    Sound of the future

    The junior Blenheim Brass Band excelled at the New Zealand National Brass Band Championships in Wellington. They used a ...

    Young brass band members may one day sport colourful, plastic instruments.

    Jetset health staff costing millions

    District health boards across the country are grappling with a specialist shortage.

    Spending on overseas medical staff is in the millions, as a union warns NZ increasingly reliant on international workers.

    Hockey trio off to tackle Aussies

    Andrew Nation will represent the New Zealand 35-40 years side in Whangarei.

    Three hockey players will represent their country at the 2017 Trans-Tasman Masters Challenge.

    South Canterbury

    Parents remember 'talented' son

    Rowan Yeager died following a crash near Lake Ohau on Anzac Day. This photo, supplied by friend Andrew Weatherall, shows ...

    Man killed in crash near Lake Ohau was just a week off moving into house he built by hand.

    Cleverley 'exonerated'

    Former South Canterbury District Health Board chair Murray Cleverley has spoken out for the first time about his ...

    Former SCDHB chair Murray Cleverley says decision to resign as chair was tough.

    Late-night quad bike death

    The man crashed a quad bike just before midnight on Friday night.

    A man was killed in a crash on a South Canterbury highway just before midnight.

    'We have got a lot of work to do'

    SCDHB chief executive Nigel Trainor says the DHB is going try and improve low rates of HPV vaccination by providing more ...

    SC has a 'poor' HPV vaccination rate, prompting the DHB to turn to social media.

    Southland

    Volunteer firefighters getting medical training

    Edendale Firefighters Brendon Cameron, Shane Elliott, Richard Hart, Scottie Cameron, Brian Coyle, Rudi Verplancke and ...

    Some Southland volunteer fire brigades are taking on extra medical training to provide a service to fill a need within their community.

    Visitor tax unlikely

    Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay in Queenstown.

    Finance Minister says more money does need to be spent on tourism infrastructure.

    Pros and cons of reform

    Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell.

    Experts say the effect of the changes to immigration reform are uncertain at this stage, with both positives and negatives to come out of the new policy.

    Walking for enjoyment

    Recreational walking gives June Wilson, left, and Ngaire Evans immense pleasure.

    Joining walking groups is good for exercise and making friends, June Wilson says.

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