Pepper the dog

Clifftop rescue for Pepper

Abseiling SPCA volunteers have rescued a dog called Pepper from a clifftop ledge above a quarry.

Rewa rape inquiry errors

11:38am Police made mistakes in the Malcolm Rewa rape case, but there is "insufficient evidence" to say that prevented them catching him sooner.

Kids' ratings released

12:02pm Otago kids best at reading, writing and maths, while others are lagging behind, national standards data shows.

Ex-cop charged over bust business

11:52am Hearing adjourned for medical assessment of former policeman who fled country after retirement village failed.

Cannabis in train driver

The driver of a train that crashed in Lower Hutt two months ago tested positive for cannabis use.

Major drug haul at routine check

Police Police net "significant" amount of cannabis, ecstasy, LSD and cash after pulling over a car because the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Trial over storage fire

A man charged over a storage facility fire that destroyed hundreds of units is to go to trial.

Armed raid on alleged dealers

Guilty of sexual assualt

$21m to improve broadband

Labour Party promises three contestable funds costing $21.1 million over four years to improve broadband connectivity.

TVNZ political standoff

Labour in standoff with TVNZ over plans to use Mike Hosking to moderate leaders' debates.

Beehive Live: July 24

Greens: Put solar panels in schools

No crest for Hone's hoardings

Mana leader must remove Parliamentary crest from campaign hoardings after taxpayer funding claims.

'Opting in' for bible class

Teaching, teacher, whiteboard Schools are choosing an ''opt in'' system for religious education to avoid a parent backlash.

Cafe culture at school

Wellington College students won't be falling asleep, now the school has a coffee shop.

Fewer teachers, higher decile

More than just entertainment

Moving mountains for school

Auckland Museum has given a 5 metre by 2m 3D version of Everest to Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate.

Glass slivers prompt medicine recall

Jackie Hamilton Eagle-eyed pharmacist spotted a shard of glass in a bottle of medicine, sparking national recall.

Auckland's disease hotspots found

Westies and North Shore residents are being struck down with more diseases than other Aucklanders.

How bad is this flu season?

Mayors pushed for legal high ban

'I had it all. Then it happened'

I was a 20-a-day smoker, ate lots of fry ups and was living life to the full. But I didn't want to die.

Seeds rendered worthless

Carrots in flower for seed Some Canterbury farmers are facing big losses after bad weather ruined their seed crops.

Export suspension lifted

Alliance Group's Pukeuri plant has been given the green light to resume exports to China.

Sheep placenta beauty treatment

Sharing produces rewards

Bees knees

Teenage beekeeping brothers Matthew and Daniel Mason have grown their business to 100 hives in five years.

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