Van crushed by tree near Arthur's Pass

Three woman are being airlifted to Christchurch Hospital after they crashed into a tree.

6 min ago  Three women seriously injuried after a tree fell on their van near Arthur's Pass.

Search called off

Stephen Dowall grew up in Pleasant Point and attended Pleasant Point High School, in the same class as former Labour leader David Cunliffe.

5:18 PM  Parents of missing Mt Cook climber Stephen Dowall coming to terms with reality their son won't be coming home.

Cyclist found dead in Hagley Park

Police were called to South Hagley Park on Saturday after a man's body was found.

A cyclist found dead in a Christchurch park may have plunged to his death in the dark.

Fine day for Santa Parade video

Elmo and Cookie Monster take over the Auckland Santa Parade

4:38 PM  Thousands of Kiwis made the annual pilgrimage to the Auckland CDB for the country's most spectacular Christmas parade.

Missing teen feared drowned

The search for missing teen Corey Edgecombe Lilley continues along the Raglan coastline.

Ongoing search for teen presumed drowned in seas off Raglan will rely on local knowledge.

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Stabbing near south Auckland bar

Police are seeking information on three men who assaulted another man in Pukekohe.

A man is recovering after being attacked by three offenders near a south Auckland bar.

Police hunt for robbery suspects

Police find stolen getaway car used in robbery of two security guards outside a Christchurch McDonald's.

Girl 'groped' at concert

'I could be a UN ambassador like Angelina'


Japan whaling condemned

Japan has announced it will resume whaling for 'scientific research' despite an international recommendation they cease.

New Zealand expresses "deep disappointment" in Japan's Antarctic exploits but little will be done to stand in their way.

Colleges to share site

Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girls' College to be co-located, costing $63 million.


Weirdest flag changes in history

Flag changes have always been symbolic for nations. Here are five designs that have made history.


Academic freedom under threat?

Dr Jarrod Gilbert, centre, at the launch of his book The History of Gangs in New Zealand.

One academic who went public with a controversial research contract says the police have since blacklisted him.

Double reason to celebrate

It was a double celebration for Maureen and Douw Grobler who donned graduation gowns and mortarboards together.

Redcliffs School has a ''new mood of determination'' to fight its closure.

Redcliffs considers court action

Redcliffs School has vowed to fight against its closure through the court if needed.


'He was pretty much gone'

Elton John performs at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. A fan suffered a cardiac arrest following the November 21 show, but thanks to the quick actions of nearby concertgoers who performed CPR, he is alive and still standing.

5:28 PM  One minute Elizabeth McKenzie was dancing to Elton John, the next she was desperately trying to save a man's life.

Kiwi family caught up in embryo swap

A mixup in a Thai hospital has left a Kiwi family with someone else's child.

Bryan Barker, Dr Peter Sizeland, Hugh Makgill, Nicky Hagan and Scott Smith enjoy the new caravan.

Dialysis van first for region

The campervan will allow home-based dialysis patients to travel.

Women of Influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

2015 winners

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.


$300 million for council's farms

The 25 farms of Van Diemen's Land Company in Tasmania were put on the market in early October.

New Plymouth ratepayers' cash cow has been sold for more than $300 million.

Wetlands are winners

Wetlands are making a comeback in the Wairarapa

All cattle, deer and pigs should be kept out of rivers, lakes and wetlands, says the Land and Water Forum in its latest report.

No animals in rivers: report

Land and Water Forum presses to exclude livestock on plains and lowland hills from waterways.

Staff at Starship Hospital use simulation-based training to get the best results for patients.


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