The final design of Judy Millar’s $100,000 silk curtains has yet to be finalised.

Library curtain 'wasteful, extravagant'

Auckland Council is defending moves to install a $100,000 artistic silk curtain in a new library.

Police chase gunman

Man fired at police officers, tried to hold up three vehicles and led police on a car chase overnight.

Fire hits film studios

6:28am More than 60 firefighters have battled a large blaze at a West Auckland film studio overnight.

Killer loses parole bid

Former businessman Robin Churchill, who murdered his wife more than 20 years ago, declined parole again.

Learner driver's grave lesson

A driving lesson on cemetery roads went horribly wrong when the car smashed into gravestones.

Man to face sex charges

Court A 55-year-old Oamaru man is facing 48 historic sexual abuse and assault charges.

Crewe murders still a mystery

A review of the Jeanette and Harvey Crewe murder investigation offers titbits of information - but nothing to tell their daughter who killed them.

From offended to offender

Long jail term for cocaine courier

Alcohol limits to be cut

alcohol generic Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament.

Ministry chief's flying visits

Taxpayers are stumping up for Pacific Island Affairs boss Pauline Winter to travel between Wellington and Auckland most weekends.

'Billions' to save dolphin

'Gliding On' only option in fiasco

Ryall's colleagues tie one on

It is by no means certain yesterday's Come to the House Dressed Like Tony Ryall Day will catch on.

Zone proposal 'reeks of snobbery'

Carmela Hughes and Ardit Hoxha Fears for Auckland's Selwyn College if kids from lower socio-economic suburbs are excluded.

School's microchip plan

School's hope to track pupils' behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Fairfield eco-centre gets boost

Govt: We'll fix Novopay

Vanuatu volunteer 'rewarded'

The Vanuatu village where Emma Hyde spent her school holidays volunteering was crowded with barefoot children.

Flu surge hits hospital

Wellington Hospital is being stretched by winter sickness, with some emergency department patients waiting more than six hours for a bed.

Could Ebola reach New Zealand?

The worst Ebola disease outbreak on record is unlikely to reach New Zealand from west Africa, authorities here say.

Staff on front line at hospital

Whanau helping hospital

Life's a pain for teen

ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.

Time to trim the fat

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle. Fonterra's forecasted milk price cut brings warning to farmers to trim the fat and pay close attention to operational costs.

Extended burning ban unlikely

A ban on burning plastic in rural areas is unlikely to be introduced in the Taranaki countryside.

Westland to better Fonterra?

Sheep theft charges

Working dogs in demand

Dozens of cockies go looking for working dogs at the 57th annual sale of heading and huntaway dogs.

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Quiz SMALL pointer June 26

Daily trivia fix

Is chess your forte?

Auctions, classifieds & more