Train damaged by young mob

The 12 youths fled Manurewa's Te Mahia station platform before police arrived.

A passenger helped kick a group of youths off an Auckland train after they became abusive on Friday night.

Boy raped at school camp

The boy, who can't be identified, was attacked at a school camp by another boy and the attack was witnessed by a third ...

GRAPHIC: Mum says she had no help from school after horrific incident at a camp.

Medicinal cannabis loophole shut

Rebecca Reider is upset that customs and the Ministry of Health no longer allow people to bring in a months' supply of ...

A loophole allowing travellers to enter New Zealand with a one month supply of prescribed medicinal cannabis products from the US has been closed.

Dairy owner injured

A person was hurt in a south Auckland dairy on Saturday morning.

A dairy owner in south Auckland suffered a puncture wound after an early morning break-in on Saturday.

Riding 'white knuckle highway'

Lake Rotoiti School principal Giles Panting next to the road at the school.

Truck driver Shayne Ranson calls the detour State Highway 1 route the "white knuckle highway". 

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'Time for change' video

The country's next deputy Prime Minister is "Westie" Paula Bennett.

Paula Bennett is to be Bill English's No 2, after Simon Bridges drops out of deputy PM race.

Helping the most vulnerable video

Heather and James Tuhoro, both 73, say being foster parents keeps them young.

An elderly Hamilton couple have fostered over 500 vulnerable children - and show no sign of stopping.

Millions on paying out staff

Breakfast hosts Rawdon Christie and Nadine Chalmers-Ross were told their time was up in July this year, to make way for ...

A steady stream of presenters have left TVNZ in the past two years.

Fatal car roll in Henderson

The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating the fatal Henderson car crash.

A man is dead and his female passenger in hospital after their car rolled in West Auckland.

Fatal birthday trip

Regan Easton-Sydney "always had such a big smile - just an awesome kid".

Farm worker Regan Easton-Sydney died in a crash just hours after celebrating his 19th birthday.

Police swoop in after body found

Police guard a homicide investigation scene in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt.

Men were seen running from an Upper Hutt house just after midnight. Then the woman was found dead.

'They've ruined our life'

The view of Mount Cook, a landscape being invaded.

Wilding pines grow five times faster in NZ than the US and are taking a huge toll on farmers.

Big spike in school donations

Schools gathered more than $124 million in donations in 2015, up $11.8m from the previous year.

Schools raised more than $124.9m last year, up $11.8m on year before.

Let's talk about cancer

Cancer cells

Every year, one in 200 New Zealanders is diagnosed with some form of cancer.

A fishy predicament

The Reading Cinema car parking building in Wellington will be pulled down with cars still trapped inside.

A "filthy mess" awaits one quake-evacuated family whose fish dinner is still on the bench.

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crime

Murdered man's daughter haunted

George \Taiaroa, 67, was shot dead in March 2013 as he operated a stop-go sign.

"My first thought was, thank god Dad wasn't in Tokoroa. My second thought was that I really felt for the victim's family."

Fury in Queen St

Among the fury, as rioters rioted and police policed, a Maori warden in Auckland led a brave plea for peace.

Rapist wins autism appeal

MSD investigator not told to prosecute

nz earthquake

A fishy predicament

The Reading Cinema car parking building in Wellington will be pulled down with cars still trapped inside.

A "filthy mess" awaits one quake-evacuated family whose fish dinner is still on the bench.

Quake gets tattoo treatment video

Ashwell has designed 13 different tattoos to commemorate the 14 November earthquake.

The quake needle in Kaikoura is off the scale again. But this time the ink is for something rather different: "Quakora".

Inland road may open next week

An end to the tight road restrictions on inland road to Kaikoura may be in sight.

Pop-up shop on a huge scale video

Lower Hutt New World is going to re-open as a pop-shop in a large marquee.

Supermarket closed by Queensgate quake risk is reformed as a massive 'pop up' shop.

politics

The law is indeed an 'ass'

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen says the law is an ass.

OPINION: Somehow, our lawmakers managed not to imagine that a mayor might be keen to stick with their original choice of deputy.

Bitter Bill's a better man now

Bill English will be next PM.

OPINION: English may be dull, but he's no longer angry, says Duncan Garner.

Undone by a stray 's'

SATIRE: Red-faced sub-editors at the New Zealand Herald may have been responsible for the nation's biggest political story of the year.

Key's enduring legacy

The outgoing PM has left the nation flabbergasted.

OPINION: Madonna-fying the right may be Key's biggest impact on politics, writes Jeremy Elwood.

education

Call for labelling on sugary drinks

A 3-year-old Nelson boy had to have 11 rotten teeth extracted under general anaesthetic.

Health lobbyists want icons showing how many teaspoons of sugar per serving.

Teacher had affair with parent

The Former Chelsea Primary School teacher faked student's test results and had an affair with a parent.

Former Auckland teacher deregistered after passing on confidential information and faking test results.

'A normal school with babies'

Kim Edmonds, 21, and son Luca. Kim is studying law at Victoria University after graduating from Tawa's He Huarahi ...

School books and nappies combine seamlessly at one Wellington school.

'No snakes, tigers, only earthquakes'

Yasin Ashira, Lien Vang and Mohamad Asaad at English Language Partners New Zealand in Porirua.

People from 27 different ethnic groups are learning English in Porirua.

health

Let's talk about cancer

Cancer cells

Every year, one in 200 New Zealanders is diagnosed with some form of cancer.

Public health Hay's legacy

Sir David Hay, cardiologist and ardent anti-smoking advocate, died on December 3, 2016. He is pictured here in 2005.

Ardent anti-smoking advocate who battled big tobacco companies leaves public health legacy.

Health board cuts cleaning for pensioners

Levin resident Trixie Cottingham, 96, complained after MidCentral proposed cutting her home help.

First MidCentral threatened to cut off a 96-year-old, now two more women suffer similar treatment.

Call for labelling on sugary drinks

A 3-year-old Nelson boy had to have 11 rotten teeth extracted under general anaesthetic.

Health lobbyists want icons showing how many teaspoons of sugar per serving.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

WOI

Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

'They've ruined our life'

The view of Mount Cook, a landscape being invaded.

Wilding pines grow five times faster in NZ than the US and are taking a huge toll on farmers.

Chinese pay premium for NZ milk

Fonterra is not the only company making inroads into China with dairy products. The country is proving a fertile ground ...

Fonterra is making a play for health-conscious Chinese consumers with its new line of premium milks.

New Tatua CEO

Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company has 113 suppliers.

Tatua's new CEO is a local who grew up just down the road from the co-op's HQ.

Back country tales

Over the past three years, Katherine Tozer and husband Peter Tribe have collected stories and photos from rural New ...

A 92-page coffee table book reveals the resilience, bravery and dogged determination of NZ farmers.

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