Teen charged with murder

Mark Beale died after an assault at Haumoana, in Hawke's Bay.

1:52 PM  The body of Mark Beale, 45, was found at the fishing spot he loved most.

Guilty of beach rape

A jury found Jason Haward guilty of rape.

7 min ago  Jury finds Paraparaumu beach rapist guilty after three hours of deliberations.

Top cop drink drive confession

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said he shown "extremely poor judgement" in driving over the legal alcohol limit.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has admitted a drink driving conviction.

Woman alleges cop sexts

The woman is adamant she has never said anything to make the officer think she might be interested.

1:49 PM  He allegedly ignored her requests to stop, asking: "Have you had sex in a police car?"

Schools out of lockdown video

Armed police went to the scene in a suburban Auckland street.

2:49 PM  Armed police operation in Auckland finds no sign of injured woman.

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Elderly father 'ripped off' again

Last year, Taranaki grandmother Mary Tihema chose to go bankrupt due to her inability to pay a debt Williams talked her ...

 She fleeced $320,000 from her own father but has stopped paying the money back.

Sentencing for dog attack delayed

Sentencing for Orlando Shepherd will now take place next week.

Father is facing jail time for dog's attack on son.

Rider sets up home in horse truck

The horse truck that Nicole Roberts has called home for the past two years.

She lives in a horse truck, but that won't stop her from taking on the big guns at Horse of the Year.

Woman bit attacker

Police are investigating after a 21-year-old Christchurch woman was sexually attacked on Thursday night.

A woman was forced to bite a man who sexually attacked her in a late-night incident in Christchurch.

Boss fans' airport stranding

A cancelled Jetstar flight left some Hawke's Bay concert goers worried they may not get to see him perform in Auckland.

Hawke's Bay Bruce Springsteen fans arrived at airport to find Jetstar flight was canned.

Baby boomer blow up continues

Baby boomers are born approximately between the years 1946 and 1964.

"Right now our inheritance from the boomers will be national debt and house prices between six to 12 times the average household income..."

A backyard of sewage

Raw sewage from the town's sewer main on the back lawn of an Eltham family's home on Tuesday.

Raw sewage - and sometimes Fonterra waste - regularly floods the Loveridges' back yard.

More scrutiny for spies

Prime minister Bill English has welcomed the report back from Select Committee, proposing a number of changes to a bill ...

MPs want the minister responsible for spies to get more information about what they are up to.

Ardern's final Mt Albert dash

Jacinda Ardern was joined by Labour leader Andrew Little for her final day of campaigning for the Mt Albert by-election.

Jacinda Ardern's last day of campaigning in the Mt Albert by-election started in a sandpit.

Foster parents keep doors open

David and Jackie say the hardest part of being a foster parent is having to say goodbye.

"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."

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Doctor denies new sex charges

Rakesh Chawdhry leaving Christchurch District Court after an appearance in May last year.

2:27 PM  Christchurch doctor accused of multiple sex charges against patients denies new charges.

Books stolen in Porirua

1:42 PM  A community children's library kidnapping? You wouldn't read about it...

Arrests after Lord of the Rings heist

Kuggeleijn not guilty video

nz earthquake

Battling mother nature on a bike

Marlborough cyclists Leatham Landon-Lane, left, Callum Saunders and Nick Blakiston endured a weather bomb during their ...

The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

politics

Ardern's final Mt Albert dash

Jacinda Ardern was joined by Labour leader Andrew Little for her final day of campaigning for the Mt Albert by-election.

Jacinda Ardern's last day of campaigning in the Mt Albert by-election started in a sandpit.

Pensioner housing vital, says King

Labour deputy leader Annette King, left, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei and Green Party spokesman for senior ...

Labour deputy leader Annette King says it's important for councils to provide housing for older residents

Nick Smith backs water plan

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Prime Minister Bill English and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ...

Environment Minister defends his new clean water goals as the critics jump in.

How Ardern could change Labour

Jacinda Ardern is the candidate to watch on Saturday's by-election. Largely expected to win, it's understood some ...

It's an election with very little heat, and much congeniality. But what will happen after Jacinda Ardern wins?

education

Bus driver's plea to parents

Sam Adams, a retired school bus driver, says parents need to meet their children on the same side of the road as ...

If you want to reduce school bus accidents, parents should meet their children on the side of the road they exit the bus on.

Polytech gets a bad mark

Witt CEO Barbara George.

Taranaki's Witt polytech has got a report card your parents would not be happy with.

Blaze rips through college block

Between 15 and 20 fire trucks were sent to the large blaze at Long Bay College.

Large fire causes substantial damage to building in Auckland's Long Bay College.

School burglary sees class cancelled

01022017 news Photo:supplied/Wairarapa News. Masterton rider Scott Lyttle is taking part in the Pioneer Mountain Bike ...

A burglary at Waihi College has meant a complete change of curriculum for some students.

health

Health targets 'political tick boxes'

Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says health targets are "press releases saying how good we are".

800 people waited more than six hours in ED according to latest health targets.

Demand for medical records

Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray said staff have to exercise caution when family members request access to a ...

Waikato DHB staff say more people are wanting to access their medical records.

Euthanasia supporters fill court video

Supporters of Susan Austen outside  Wellington District Court on Friday.

Accused of importing a euthanasia drug, Susan Dale Austen arrived at court to a crowd of well-wishers.

Boot camp to beat neuroblastoma

Filipo Fifita, 28, is a personal trainer and wants to use fitness as a fundraiser to help a little girl with neuroblastoma.

For Filipo​ Fifita, a random act of kindness was what it took to realise a true passion.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

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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

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

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L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

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